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March 31, 2014

Braided Chignon by Stephanie Brinkerhoff

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Braided Chignon by Stephanie Brinkerhoff

Here’s one of Stephanie Brinkerhoff’s favorite looks from her new BTC book Elegant Upstyles for Today’s Bride—a romantic, braided chignon that’s feminine, fashionable and inspired by the red carpet.

 

 

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    Divide the hair into four sections—one on each side and two in back. 

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    Braid both of the back sections and secure each braid with an elastic.

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    Loosen the braid by pulling a small piece on the bottom as you push the rest of the braid upward with your fingers.

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    You can also pull gently at the sides of the braid to further loosen the shape.

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    Tuck the end of one of the braids and roll it up until it reaches the nape.

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    Secure the rolled braid with bobby pins.

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    Repeat on the other side, rolling and pinning the second braid.

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    Release one of the side secctions. Create a loose French braid that incorporates the fringe.

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    Direct this braid across the top of the previously secured braids. Tuck in the ends and seccure with bobby pins.

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    Finished look. 

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    Finished look. 

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    Finished look. 

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