The chignon: it’s the go-to hairstyle if you want to look instantly chic and elegant. It’s a very flexible hairstyle because it can have a clean finish, or have loose ends and be a little bit messy. The hairstyle seen at Alex Perry’s spring 2013 show during the Australian fashion week (MBFWA) is the perfect example of a carefree chignon. It was perfectly atoned to the sport luxe inspired collection because of its carefree feel.

This 2013 hairstyle is by Sophie Roberts from ghd and according to Alex Perry, Sarah Murdoch was the inspiration for the hairstyle because her loose and carefree takes on the chignon always look effortlessly beautiful and chic.

If you want to learn about how you can create this effortless but elegant chignon, read on after the break.

alex perry chignon

How to: Alex Perry’s carefree chignon

Starting from the roots to the tips, evenly distribute ghd total volume foam on damp hair.
Blow dry your hair directing hair away from the face toward the crown of your hair to establish the direction for the ponytail.

alex perry chignon

Run a hair straightener through the hair for a smooth finish. At Alex Perry, ghd’s eclipse styler was used. Add a light mist of hairspray for texture.

alex perry chignon

To relax the blow dry, apply a small amount of a finishing serum. This also adds extra shine.
Using just your fingers and a ceramic brush, rake up your hair and tie it up in a ponytail with an elastic. The ceramic brush allows volume on the top and the sides of the head while still maintaining a tight silhouette on the nape of the neck.
Twist the ponytail into a nonchalant knot around the elastic and then secure with another silicon elastic.

alex perry chignon

Finish it off with a mist of ghd final fix hairspray for extra hold.

You now have a simple, effortless, yet chic and elegant chignon that you can wear day or night.

alex perry chignon

You can also check out a video from backstage at Alex Perry by hitting play below.

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