DIY: The Braided Chignon

NYC-based stylist Reagan Breinholt created this romantically rumpled knot for We'd love it paired with a vintage dress, la Zooey Deschanel.



Step 1: Tease hair at the crown to add lift and volume.

Step 2: Pull all your hair over to one side and braid it.

Step 3: Coil the braid around itself and tuck the end underneath it. Pin in place.

Step 4: Pull down a few pieces around your face.

Tip! For a variation, try this look with a fishtail braid instead of a basic braid, suggests Reagan.


Learn more about this style from Reagan at

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