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June 1, 2017

Textured Side Chignon


Textured Side Chignon

What’s more perfect than a textured chignon in the springtime? How about a textured chignon with a few flower adornments to create a truly Boho style? Here, amika Global Artistic Director Naeemah LaFond creates a ‘do that’s pretty, playful and perfect for warmer days—and now you can recreate the look on all your gorgeous guests.


Manufacturer: amika, @amikapro



  • 1

    Divide the hair into three sections and start curling using a 25mm iron, wrapping strands away from the face and toward the back of the head.

  • 2

    Curl the front sections in alternating directions, always curling the face-framing pieces away from the face.

  • 3

    Carve out a triangle section behind the ear and backcomb. Then, scrunch this section (like an accordion) into the nape of the head to create your base. Spray with Strong Hold amika Hairspray.

  • 4

    Run your fingers through the rest of the curls to break them up and spray with amika Undone Texture Spray.

  • 5

    Separate the remaining hair into three large sections, gently backcomb the underside of each section and spray with amika Strong Hold Hairspray.

  • 6

    Starting with the section on the least dominant side, bring hair toward the base, collapsing it like an accordion and pinning it to the base with long hair pins.

  • 7

    Repeat Step 6 with the middle section.

  • 8

    Repeat Step 6 with the front section, leaving out any face-framing pieces. Finish the look with amika Strong Hold Hairspray.

  • 9

    Add spring flowers for a finishing touch.

  • 10

    Finished Look

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