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Last updated: May 31, 2017

Braided Inverted Chignon from CATWALK® by TIGI®

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Braided Inverted Chignon from CATWALK® by TIGI®

We Are Handsome designers Jeremy and Katinka Somers’ latest collection was inspired by evolution, change and destiny—suited for the independent and individualistic girl—the girl who is confident, yet coy; sophisticated, yet playful; colorful, yet chic. With this in mind, TIGI® Global Creative Director Nick Irwin was tasked with creating a hair style as distinctive and bold as the brand’s new collection of edgy and graphic swimwear. This braided inverted chignon is just that. See how Nick achieved this striking, sexy, runway look!

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    Brush clean, dry hair toward the hair line, securing an asymmetric ponytail over the arch of the right eyebrow close to the hairline. Use CATWALK® by TIGI® Work It Hairspray to gently smooth the hair to the head, while maintaining a bit of imperfection.

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    Spray ponytail with CATWALK® by TIGI® Transforming Dry Shampoo to create matte texture; then, using a 3-strand technique, braid ponytail and secure end with clear elastic. Use fingers to separate and loosen the braid, creating desired texture.

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    Fold braid over onto itself and lay along the hair line, securing with a pin above the ear; then tuck ends of braid into itself, in efforts to create the illusion that the braid has no end or beginning.

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    For added shine, apply a small amount of the CATWALK® by TIGI® Camera Ready Shine Spray to the back of the head, creating dual texture reminiscent of the multi-faceted WAH girl.

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