How-To: The Courchevel Chignon

The Look: The Courchevel Chignon

Lead Stylists for Macadamia Professional: Eiji Yamane

Zang Toi transported the audience to the Courchevel in the French Alps with his Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Using Macadamia Professional products, Eiji Yamane created the “Courchevel Chignon” hairstyle that featured a classic Hollywood glamour in the front with loose chignons in the back. Here’s how he did it:

Step-by-Step:

1. Evenly distribute Macadamia Professional Blow Dry Lotion, section hair and blow dry.

2. Part hair over the right eye and curl front left section of hair with a large curling iron to create loose waves. Spray with Macadamia Professional Style Lock Strong Hold Hairspray and pin back taking care not to cause a crimp or mark with your pin. Run curling iron through the right side creating slight bend and clip back.

3. Take remaining hair and pull back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Using a curling iron, curl the entire section at once to give slight softness and movement.

4. Separate ponytail into three sections. Take the left section and curling up; create a large loop, hiding the ends inside the newly defined bun. Secure with bobby pins and spray with Macadamia Professional Style Lock Strong Hold Hairspray to lock in place. 

5. Repeat step 4 with the middle and right sections of the ponytail to create a triple chignon.

6. Remove clips from the front right section and loosely pull hair back along the side of the head, creating a light wave above the ear.  Tuck the ends behind the chignon and secure in place with pins. Spray with Macadamia Professional Style Lock Strong Hold Hairspray.

7. While holding hair in place with your hand, remove clips from the front left section and create dramatic waves cascading along the side of the head. Spray with Macadamia Professional Style Lock Strong Hold Hairspray hold waves in place and then tuck the ends behind the chignon and secure in place with pins.

8. To complete the look, liberally spray Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Dry Oil Micro Mist for added shine and luster.

About Macadamia Professional: Macadamia Professional, The Oil Authority for Global Textures, offers salon quality hair care, treatment and styling solutions with transformational products that address the unique moisture and style control needs of each hair texture.  Each product contains Macadamia’s exclusive PRO OIL Complex, a blend of therapeutic Macadamia and Argan Oils, rich in Omega 7, 5, 3, and 9 fatty acids, which deeply yet weightlessly nourish and repair hair from the inside out, rather than just conditioning from the surface, to renew hair’s natural texture with healthy shine, bounce and manageability.

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