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Braided Chignon Tutorial

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Rubi Jones (hair stylist extraordinaire) was in town so I asked her to host a braid bar and teach us how to braid our hair. I met Rubi when I was living in Paris and she was always off in exotic locations doing hair for fashion week. She is really talented so I was excited to collaborate with her. We made these letterpress instructions for the night of the event. The talented Samantha Hahn did the illustrations and then we printed them on my letterpress (with a tiny bit of red neon ink at the bottom.) For those that couldn’t make it here is a step by step from Rubi on how to do a braided chignon. This is a great everyday hairstyle or for something a little fancier.

Step 1: Start with a deep side part and continue it all the way down to your neck. That will divide your hair into two sections.

Step 2: French braid one section, starting as close to your side part as you can and when you cant add more hair just finish off the braid like a normal braid. French braid the other side.

Step 3: Now you’re going to pin both braids together to create a low chignon. Cross them once and pin one braid and then pin the other.

Step 4: Once your hair feels secure, you’re going to pull your braid apart a little bit to add some texture. Starting at the beginning of your braids lightly tug on either side of the braid as you work your way to the end.

Here are some photos I pulled from instagram of the finished results.

images from: @ohhappyday /@maryinsf /@margaretgstewart /@rubijones

  1. Cerise

    January 16, 2013

    It looks really beautiful. I’m awful at following directions, but I adore the letterpress how to.

  2. ami@naivecookcooks

    January 16, 2013

    Will love ti try it soon! I am still in my pajamas stuck to this computer screen lol.

  3. Jenn D

    January 16, 2013

    Love this! Such a beautiful, classic look. The instructions were great, so I’m hopeful about being able to do it myself! PS, the invitations are beautiful too.

  4. Trish

    January 16, 2013

    What a cool hairstyle! Seems so easy, I’ll have to give this a go.

  5. sarah

    January 16, 2013

  6. Laura Trevey

    January 17, 2013

    Everyone looks gorgeous, and thanks for linking to their Instagram! Great way to see more 🙂

  7. Megan

    January 17, 2013

    Oh thank you for this! I love the illustrated letterpress card. Makes it look easier to do than I originally thought.

  8. tere

    January 17, 2013

    Happy B-day!! ;^)

  9. Katie

    January 17, 2013

    I looooooove the look of braids but somehow never learnt how to braid. It’s ridiculous really! I really must watch some youtube tutorials and learn how. All the hairstyles from your braid bar look fantastic!

  10. sue

    January 18, 2013

    I love the totes! what a great event!!

  11. Brigette

    January 18, 2013

    love this look and i love that it’s easy to do with long hair!

  12. Kelsey

    January 18, 2013

    So wish I lived in your area! This would have been a highlight of my year. Love those bags too (great ones to sell maybe?)!

    xo Kelsey

  13. Hilary Rushford

    January 18, 2013

    A lovely evening!

    with grace & gumption, Hilary

  14. Sweet Harvest Moon

    January 19, 2013

    So pretty!

  15. Cortney W.

    January 21, 2013

    I wish I had hair long enough to do this!!!!

  16. Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    January 24, 2013

    The letterpress chignon print is absolutely lovely — I kind of want to frame it!

  17. fern choonet

    January 26, 2013

    I love the illustration!!!! So beautiful! I wish I could join your Braid bar 🙂

  18. Liondrancustomgo

    January 27, 2013

    So beautiful!Love!

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