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How To Do a Twisted Chignon

Sam Villa

Author Sam Villa | CO-FOUNDER SAM VILLA©


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