Now Trending: A Gloriously Low-Maintenance Updo
The majority of us don't have our own glam squads on speed dial, which is why it's always nice when we notice a popular red carpet hairdo that's, well, doable. Better yet: when it passes our 30 second test, and is versatile enough to work at a cocktail party as well as the airport. (#Blessed.)
An easy chignon ticks all of these boxes—and it happens to be an A-list go-to lately. And while there are slight variations from celeb to celeb, the chic detail they all have in common is a defined, centre part. It may seem inconsequential, but it's a subtle way to keep the style from veering too sloppy.
Want to see what we mean? Keep reading for 6 examples.
Growing out your fringe? Add this to your arsenal of styling ideas. (The best part is that it requires no effort—not an easy feat in that awkward in-between phase.)
Notice how J.Law's center part ends just an inch or two back from her forehead? This subtle detail gives the style a more retro look. After dividing out two sections in the front, spray some volumising spray (like Bumble and bumble's Thickening Spray, $43) to the rest of your hair and comb it back, leaving a little lift at the roots.
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But in the end, don't overthink it—especially on mornings when you're already scrambling to get out the door. A loose hair here and there just adds to the devil-may-care vibe of the chignon. (It's so very French.)
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