5 Genius Chignon Upgrades From The Man Behind Lea Michele's Hair

Oh, the low chignon. If you're like us, you probably only turn to this reliable updo when you're so sick of your hair that you just want it to go the heck away or when high humidity is throwing your curls way out of whack.
Well, ladies, we'd like to encourage you to take this basic 'do out of your emergency arsenal and add it into your regular routine. With just a few updates, the humble nape-of-the-neck bun becomes one of the simplest ways to get your hair ready for work or a night on the town.
To bring you the best in chignon-spiration (yep, we went there), we pulled some gorgeous examples from the runway and reached out to Dove celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend to give you the lowdown on exactly how to make your chignon look as sleek and chic as possible. Click through to see all the pretty buns, and read up on Townsend's tips for updating your updo and getting it to stay all day (or night!) long.
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