A chignon, pronounced “sheen-yon,” is a popular type of bun style. The word “chignon” comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck. Chignons are generally achieved by pinning the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck, but there are many different variations of the style. They are frequently worn for special occasions, like weddings and formal dances, but the basic chignon is also worn for everyday casual wear. The chignon can be traced back to Ancient Greece, where Athenian women commonly wore the style with gold or ivory handcrafted hairpins.
When you want a style that can easily be converted into a more casual look, if that is something you want. Simply pull out a few hairpins and shazaam, you have a soft, flowing and sexy new style.
A chignon can be worn in the middle of your nape, or off to one side. It can be bun-like, of soft natural curls or crisply placed curls that will stay up all day and well into the night. From elegant to whimsical, from classic to playful, a chignon is a great choice. Easy to wear, this is your no-worries style.