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How To Do a Twisted Chignon

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    Step 1: Prep Your Hair

    • Take horizontal sections and spray a minimum of 6-8" away with Redken quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to protect the hair from heat and for maximum iron results
    • Use the Sam Villa Textur® Texturizing Iron tapping the plates down the length to texturize the entire head of hair
    • After you have texturized the hair, brush through thoroughly with the Sam Villa Styling Brush to smooth the hair
    • Once this is completed you will be able to create amazing looks for a minimum of 4 days!

    Step 2: Create Your Part

    • Set in your part where you naturally wear it
    • Use a Sam Villa Detangling Comb to separate the sides by combing hair off the face and letting it naturally split - this approach will give you a straight part every time
    • Create the design by beginning at the top of your heavy side
    • Start with a small section, twisting up and away from your face by only adding sections from the front side of the twist - this will keep the front looking controlled


    Step 3:  Twist & Repeat

    • Keep adding more sections until you arrive behind your ear on the opposite side of the head
    • Secure the section with a large hairpin
    • HOT TIPS:
      • Purchase a quality shower cap - doing so will allow you the experience of a full shower and keeps your texture set intact
      • Use a dry shampoo such as Redken Powder Refresh 01 to deodorize your hair and remove excess oils
      • You can create amazing new looks every day with three times the volume and minimal styling time -- The Sam Villa Textur® Texturizing Iron is a must have if you are a hair fashionista (or even if you are hair-imparied)


    Step 4: Wrap It Up

    • Repeat the process on the opposite side of the head, twisting until you have picked up and twisted all of your hair and the twists meet
    • HOT TIP:
      • When securing a shape with a hairpin begin by placing the pin thru the shape in the opposite direction, then secure it back toward the desired shape using a hook movement
      • This will allow for maximum tension and security

    Step 5: Create Your Twisted Chignon

    • Wrap the entire length of the smaller twisted section around the larger twisted section and secure it with a large hair pin
    • Twist the length of your remaining ponytail until it folds
    • Use large hairpins and secure your length to create a beautiful chignon
    • You have the option to leave your ends out for an edge or tuck them in for a more classic look


    Try this at home and share your results on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #samvilla.

    Production Team: Geneva Cowen, Tina Calzaretta, Mary Urban, Rafa Bertelli and Jeremy McDougle

    Photographer: Shalem Mathew