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Last updated: May 08, 2018

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Angelic, Sleek Chignon

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Cue the Beyoncé: “I can see your halo, halo, halo!” Rosie Huntington-Whiteley went full-on angel at the 2018 Met Gala, and Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Ambassador Christian Wood (@cwoodhair) gave us the full breakdown below!


Christian said he was stunned by Rosie’s ethereal Ralph Lauren gown and gold halo headpiece to match the night’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” “I thought the hair should be sleek and sharp with a regal element to it,” Christian says. “I decided on a sharp middle part and large, twisted, glossy chignon.”


Check out the gorgeous look in the slideshow below!

Instagram via @cwoodhair

Artist: Christian Wood

Products Used



Start by applying Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Light Luminous Reflective Oil to wet hair. Blow-dry smooth section-by-section using the ghd air® Hairdryer and a round brush.


Once dry, part the hair in the middle using a pintail comb. Then, run the ghd gold® professional styler over the top layer of the hair to achieve an extra shiny, smooth base for pulling the hair back.


Brush the hair into a low ponytail and spritz with Wella Professionals EIMI Stay Firm Hairspray while brushing to remove flyways and add hold. Secure the ponytail with an elastic band.


Using a ghd curve® soft curl iron, curl a few sections of hair to add a loose wave to the ponytail. “This helps when pining the hair into a chignon giving you more manageability when styling,” says Christian.


Wrap the ponytail around the its base in a circular motion, pinning with large hairpins as you go to create a large sleek chignon. Mist with EIMI Stay Firm Hairspray for extra hold.


Spray the entire head with Wella Professionals EIMI Glam Mist to add extra shine to the entire look.


Finish by applying a small amount of Wella Professionals EIMI Sculpt Force to your fingertips and smooth over any flyaways “This technique helps give a super sleek result without overloading on product,” Christian says.

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