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Last updated: January 31, 2018

How-To: Knotted, Side-Swept Chignon

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Every guest adores that classic, side-swept chignon, and when you add some trending twisted knots to it? Well, then there’s even more reason to love the look. This side-swept chignon created by Farouk Artist Rocky Vitelli is everything your party-going clients are after this winter season. Here’s how he did it.

Artist: Rocky Vitelli



  • 1

    Use the 1.5-inch Dura CHI Curling Iron to create a loosely curled foundation. The titanium-infused ceramic barrel heats the hair quickly while locking in moisture.

  • 2

    Part the hair from the top of the crown to just behind the ears and lightly backbrush the top of the back section.

  • 3

    Smooth the hair back and gather into a low pony just behind the ear, securing with an elastic band and bobby pins. Use CHI Infra Texture Spray to give the hair a workable hold.

  • 4

    Take the section of hair from the opposite side first. Twist loosely and secure at the base of the ponytail with a bobby pin. Do the same on the other side, making sure to smooth the bang area.

  • 5

    Divide the ponytail into two sections. Divide the first into two more sections and twist around each other.

  • 6

    Holding the ends, push the twisted hair up toward the base and secure in place with bobby pins. Repeat with the second section of hair.

  • 7

    Add some extra bobby pins where needed and finish with a light application of CHI Infra Texture Spray.

  • Rocky’s secret for this on-trend style? The Dura Chi tool line! Designed by the pro for the pro, all Dura Chi tools are specifically engineered for the convenience of the modern hairstylist. Learn more about the line!

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