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Last updated: May 31, 2017

Orlando Pita’s Sophisticated Chignon

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Orlando Pita’s Sophisticated Chignon

Editorial, fashion and celebrity stylist Orlando Pita created this fresh chignon for Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2009 collection, but the look works perfectly as a wedding-day updo. Pita used copper roses and pins to match the collection, but you can make this look as unique as your client with a special brooch or piece of jewelry.



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    The Inspiration
    The hair for Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2009 collection was sophisticated but fresh—a chignon in a younger, edgier way. Windswept hair, reminiscent of the days of famed fashion photographer Cecil Beaton, gave the detailed necklines of the collection room to shine.

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    “A younger take on the classic chignon was the perfect way to pull hair up and include copper rose embellishments from the collection. The look was sophisticated but fresh and looked like the girls had done it themselves in a hurry.” –Orlando Pita

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    Step 1: Blow dry with Orlando Pita Plump.  Blow dry hair near forehead up and away from face for height with T3 dryer and T3 brush.
    Step 2:Spray with Orlando Pita Control Hairspray for texture and finger-comb hair backward.
    Step 3: Section hair into two sections—from ear to ear. Take the top half and pull into a ponytail.
    Step 4: Take the remaining bottom half and roll up together with the ponytail, creating a classic bun shape.
    Step 5: Use bobby pins to secure hair to head.
    Step 6: Take pins and put in clusters around the bun. You can also use a pretty broach or jewelry as embellishments.
    Step 7: Spray Orlando Pita Renew Dry Conditioner all over the head for a healthy-looking, shiny finish.

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    A sophisticated but fresh chignon with copper embellishments that matched the shoes, handbags and accessories in the collection.