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Last updated: September 23, 2019

Busy Philipps’ Modern Chignon

Busy Philipps 2019 Emmys hair
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Busy Philipps is the epitome of who we want to be—cool, friendly, always smiling and always rocking edgy-yet-sweet hair. Her go-to hairdresser, Kristin Heitkotter (@kikihaircutter)styled Busy’s peachy-pink pastel hair for the 2019 Emmy Awards in a sleek chignon complemented with fun flower hair accessories. This look was about “sophisticated elegance with a modern twist,” Kristin said. “Pastel hair is currently so of the moment. We wanted to bring fun color to the classic red carpet, with a sleek pastel updo and beautiful hair accessories.” Get the steps below!


Artist: Kristin Heitkotter
Manufacturer: Biolage, @biolage; Matrix, @matrix

Products Used



Prep hair by spraying Biolage Air Dry Glotion from roots to ends on dry hair for a glossy, finished look with a light hold.


When hair is halfway dry, apply 2 pumps of Biolage Blowdry Glotion through the hair to protect from heat and then completely blow dry, finishing ends with a round brush.

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Make sure hair has a distinct center part, and use a boar bristle brush to smooth hair into a sleek, low ponytail. Spray the ponytail with Biolage Complete Control Fast-Drying Hairspray to maintain a frizz-free twisted section. Twist into a low bun securing with bobby pins and use a small toothbrush for detailing around the hairline and nape. Spray hair again to be sure it stays in place.


Follow up with Biolage Freeze Fix Humidity Resistant Hairspray to lock in place. Spray hair in smaller sections with low temperature blow dryer to make sure hair stays in place.


Busy Philipps 2019 Emmys hair
Instagram via @kikihaircutter

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