Holiday hair do Part 2: Chignon braid bun

As you prepare for some holiday celebrations, I thought some beautiful braided tutorials would be nice so here’s part 2 of 2 of the holiday hair do series (see part 1 here). This chignon braid bun is what Jessie created at the BHLDN shoot from earlier this year and I LOVE how it turned out. I think it’s just the right amount of formality and fun. See below for the full tutorial.

tutorial photography by Trisha Zemp
Photography by Jessica Peterson 
Hair by Jessie McArthur
Styling by Brittany Jepsen


1. Part the hair down the middle and connect to the backs of the ears
2. French braid the hair from the part the end each side and use elastic to secure
3. Pull the rest of the hair on the back of the head into a ponytail and secure with elastic
4. Loosen the ponytail
5. Flip the hair through to make a “topsy tail”
6. Back comb the ponytail and then roll it up to the head making a chignon bun
7. Bobby pin the bun in place
8.Take the two side braids and place them over the top of the bun and secure in place with bobby pins



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