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Flaxen
July 1st, 2010, 08:01 PM
Elegant and classic. :smile:

eternallyverdan
July 1st, 2010, 08:48 PM
Um... what exactly is a chignon? As far as I know it's just the French word for "bun."

Oskimosa
July 1st, 2010, 11:01 PM
I believe it's a bad word in Spanish. At least it sounds like it would be spelled that way! I'd also appreciate some good instructions! :) (But I suppose I could just youtube it, I'm sure TorrinPaige has a video on it) Still, I'd like a good description!

ETA: She doesn't :(

misstwist
July 1st, 2010, 11:11 PM
There seems to be little agreement (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=M9Y&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&defl=en&q=define:chignon&sa=X&ei=YHQtTOrLOcqmnAf1mKDCBA&ved=0CBYQkAE) on the subject.

I always think of it as a roll at the nape.

Cinnamon Hair
July 1st, 2010, 11:55 PM
When I hear "chignon" it makes me think of an updo you would see on America's Next Top Model. So just make a normal cinnamon bun, then do a fierce pose! :p

ShadowSwallow
July 2nd, 2010, 12:14 AM
After doing a little googling and watching some youtube videos, it looks like a chignon is a loose cinnabun that's held with pins/elastics instead of a hair stick or fork.

serious
July 2nd, 2010, 12:19 AM
I found this (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=132) in the Articles section!

teela1978
July 2nd, 2010, 12:27 AM
I found this (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=132) in the Articles section!
That's closer to what I think of a chingnon as, a roll that's pinned near the nape. Here's my quick try:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e117/lchamber78/20100701_chingnonside.jpg

ravenreed
July 2nd, 2010, 12:28 AM
I always see it as a dropped bun, low on the neck.

JamieLeigh
July 2nd, 2010, 01:12 AM
I can't make the style that serious found in the articles section work for me at the moment! I've tried and tried - even folded my length up triple in a ponytail holder to get a shorter 'length' to fold under - and I just can't do it!

I'd love to see some instructions for longer hair! :(

Finoriel
July 2nd, 2010, 01:35 AM
There are a lot of more modern chignon styles around, but I think Flaxen meant the classic chignon, like the one in our article section.
Itīs a relatively loose, but still polished bun which is rolled/wrapped (opposed to twisted ones). Googlefoo gave me these: this one (http://www.star-toon.com/molly/photos/back-view-classic-chignon-bun.jpg), this one (http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/pub/weddings/2000Q1/wed_sp2000_hair_02_xl.jpg) or this one (http://www.pourfemme.it/wp-galleryo/moda-capelli-estate-2009-lo-chignon/chignon.jpg).
It can be done in a lot of different ways, some involve using a rat, some donīt.
Iīll see if I can make a tutorial for longer hair at the weekend JamieLeigh, the version from our article section does not work that well for me either :wink: lasts a split second until it follows the laws of physics.

Elenna
July 2nd, 2010, 02:43 AM
Chignons are rolled buns, but I always think of them as worn low maybe even on the neck.

Purdy Bear
July 2nd, 2010, 03:42 AM
Heres the dictionary of it:


http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GB___GB329&defl=en&q=define:chignon&sa=X&ei=u7MtTIfqN4iIOKSt8PwB&ved=0CBkQkAE

There seems to be some confusion between a French Roll and a low bun.

However as previous posties have said from what Iv read its a low bun at the nape of the neck.

Idun
July 2nd, 2010, 03:46 AM
Then I guess this is a chignon? I was actually going for a Gibson tuck by slipping the hair through several times. (Overlook the two tone hair, please)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3457&pictureid=69403

Medievalmaniac
July 2nd, 2010, 03:57 AM
Boy, am I glad we have 30 days to figure this one out! I'm gonna need it!! :doh:

Gnomentum
July 2nd, 2010, 03:57 AM
Ooh, this couldn't have come at a better time! Time for me to start experimenting.

Idun, that looks gorgeous - what did you do, topsy tail a few times?

Idun
July 2nd, 2010, 04:02 AM
Thanks! Yes, repeated topsy-tailing. I did however devide the tail at one point and took them through on the sides to make it more balanced. But through the middle on the last loop. If I remember correctly.

Gnomentum
July 2nd, 2010, 04:13 AM
I just tried your method, but although you're only a little longer than I am you're much finer... and I have layers that haven't grown out. I think I'll need to get to at least 36" and grow the layers out a bit more before mine looks as good as yours, though I do now have an interesting fanned tight bun which I quite like!

dayonea
July 2nd, 2010, 04:34 AM
I think I wore one today so I took a pic. I didn't relise how massive the flower pin was until I saw the pic.....grow hair grow!!!! Sorry about the poor quality photo and the darkness, the flash went off so Im not sure why its so dark. Any here we go.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3n5OWLwqygU/TC2_nSPmGHI/AAAAAAAABH0/NaG2PTm2dLw/s400/004.JPG

ETA: I think the camera focused on the huge flower lol!!!

Amata
July 2nd, 2010, 09:48 AM
This is such a classy style - but I stink at getting it to work! I'm excited to practice it for this month and see everyone's version.

teela1978
July 2nd, 2010, 09:56 AM
I can't make the style that serious found in the articles section work for me at the moment! I've tried and tried - even folded my length up triple in a ponytail holder to get a shorter 'length' to fold under - and I just can't do it!

I'd love to see some instructions for longer hair! :(
I did mine starting from a basic ponytail. Started from the ends and made a roll, then pinned it to my head. It wasn't too tough... but it wasn't as neat as it could be :)

Torrin Paige
July 2nd, 2010, 10:03 AM
Two versions from me. The first is the Gibson tuck technique. I found it to be a tad annoying brushing against my neck, so I retired it after one wearing. :shrug:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/torrinpaige/SANY1441.jpg

In honor of this month's challenge, however, I decided to try something a little different. This one is cinnamonhair's Celtic Knot with the sides pulled back and wrapped for a more chignon-y effect. I find this one to be a bit more stable and aesthetically pleasing for myself...not to mention no annoying brushing against my neck. Always a plus.
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/torrinpaige/SANY2464.jpg

Thanks, Loreley! I might have to do a tut on the second one for my YT people...they love the easy ones. :)

Lunnafindel
July 2nd, 2010, 01:04 PM
This one is cinnamonhair's Celtic Knot with the sides pulled back and wrapped for a more chignon-y effect. I find this one to be a bit more stable and aesthetically pleasing for myself...not to mention no annoying brushing against my neck. Always a plus.
wait...what? Torrin, could you explain that in more detail? What other people have described I can't even imagine with super long hair - rolling from the ends? no way.
Anyone else have ideas for a chignon modification for super long hair?

heatherovka
July 2nd, 2010, 03:04 PM
For my wedding I asked my stylist for a chignon style bun. It is in my avatar picture. My hair was probably not quite APL, so she ended up doing a low ponytail and then pinned the ends up around the elastic, like a sock bun without the sock (and length). She used a ton of bobby pins.

I will do something different for this month though. I want to take a look at the other versions of the chignon and see what I can come up with. :D

Back:

http://hmpollard.home.insightbb.com/wedding.jpg

Side (not crazy about the twisty sections on the sides):

http://hmpollard.home.insightbb.com/wedding2.jpg

frizzinator
July 2nd, 2010, 03:50 PM
This photo is a couple of years old, during which time I've been trimming my hair, so even though my hair is the same length as in the photo, if I made this updo today I don't think it would look as well proportioned as in the photo because my ends are an inch thicker than they were in the photo.

This was made by Madeline's Chignon directions in the archives. It's a folded pony tail, with the tail wrapped around the elastic. The ends are secured with a tiny claw.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee178/frizzliz/12808019.jpg

Anlbe
July 2nd, 2010, 04:22 PM
Margot Fonteyn doing a chignon
http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=12023

my grandmother always wore her hair like this...

Ramona_Fosca
July 2nd, 2010, 04:35 PM
wait...what? Torrin, could you explain that in more detail?


Pretty please? :)

This one is probably using the most simplest technique: half-through ponytail, fanned out and pinned. Works well for my BSL hair.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4160&pictureid=65789

embee
July 2nd, 2010, 06:52 PM
Ramona_Fosca, that is lovely! :)

This particular style is very bad for me. It makes me feel old and dreary and I dislike how it looks from the side *and* from the back.. I didn't even ask DS to take a picture, just yanked it out and made a topknot. I sure wish I liked it on me, because it looks so nice on other people.

Torrin Paige
July 2nd, 2010, 09:31 PM
wait...what? Torrin, could you explain that in more detail? What other people have described I can't even imagine with super long hair - rolling from the ends? no way.
Anyone else have ideas for a chignon modification for super long hair?


So I start with the lovely cinnamonhair's Celtic knot (tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og3VfxAf-jA) and instead of using hairsticks, I used my bent in half knitting needle hair pins (think giant U-pins) to secure it. I left out the hair on my temples...start from the ears and go up about two inches. After my knot was secured I took the right bit of loose hair and wrapped it around the bun going over the top and counter clockwise, pinned it, and then took the left side, over the top and wrapped it clockwise and pinned it. That's it! I had entirely too much hair to roll it up, but I figured since it was a wrapped bun that the Celtic Knot would work nicely. I'm happy it turned out looking so polished.

Edit: I finally did the tutorial. Linkie poo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wPhqSDUtuA

Lunnafindel
July 2nd, 2010, 10:19 PM
Torrin, so why did you choose the celtic knot as a base? would any bun work? why not the Nautilius bun? That seems like practically a chignon already...at least in looks.

gypsychild
July 2nd, 2010, 11:09 PM
I used to do this one all the time in middle school. Had I a picture (my hair is too short now), I'd post it. The only one I know of made it in the yearbook. I was doing some sculpting or something in art and had my half-though fanned chignon showing to keep my nearly BSL hair out of the way.

Torrin Paige
July 3rd, 2010, 07:36 AM
Torrin, so why did you choose the celtic knot as a base? would any bun work? why not the Nautilius bun? That seems like practically a chignon already...at least in looks.



Well, I love the look of the knot and it's easier to pin in such a way as to hide the pins. The Nautilus only stays up for me with either a large hairstick through the center or Linzii clips on the perimeter...both of which end up showing. I'm sure you could do any bun and wrap it with the hair from your temples, but the Knot gives it a nice woven look which I love.

renarok
July 3rd, 2010, 09:20 PM
Picture is kinda blurry, sorry.
I am pleased with this, I've never been able to do a nice chignon because my fluffy hair just ended up looking like a hair balloon. But I used Torrin's method of wrapping the front section around the bun and it really reduced the bulk and looks nice too. Extremely comfy and rock solid.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4758801075_599dd6bbd8.jpg

Finoriel
July 4th, 2010, 05:37 AM
Check out our article section :wink: thereīs a new article about the classic chignon (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=182) with how I make them, since "topsytailing" my entire length just does not work for me.

The outcome looks like this
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5807&pictureid=75876

frizzinator
July 4th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Finoriel, is the weight of your hair directly on the hairstick?

Since the hairstick is located between your scalp and the first elastic, it seems like the weight of your hair on the hairstick would pull on the first elastic which holds the ponytail, eventually pulling that elastic away from your scalp, and loosening the updo.

Finoriel
July 4th, 2010, 07:27 AM
The weight is indeed directly on the hairstick :agree: but when I use a strong enough elastic, it holds like a rock all day. Also it has no tilting issues, unlike other methods I tried, which is probably due to the broad anchoring base the stick offers to distribute the weight.
I do get headaches from wearing a ponytail for a whole day and it also tends to migrate southwards, but I donīt get a headache from this style and it stays put very well. So I assume the weight is distributed better/in another way.
HTH

frizzinator
July 4th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Thanks Finoriel!

I've tried this rolled ponytail many times and had not found a good way to secure it, probably because I mainly wanted to use a 5 inch slide to secure it and it never worked for me. Honestly, I had given up on the pony-roll.

I just now made it by your instructions, and it works! This updo looks big, probably because of the slightly high placement of the hairstick. I need to charge-up my camera!

A couple of years ago, I found a brush, the inFiniTi by Conair, that makes rolling the ponytail extremely easy because with the push of a button, the bristles retract. The bristles hold onto the end of the ponytail, and the bristles keep the roll neat while rolling.

I have to be very careful when removing the brush from the pony-roll after retracting the bristles, because I did break a hair once or twice when I removed the brush too quickly and thoughtlessly from the roll.

edited:

I'm using a clear hair band to secure the roll to the stick, so it is invisible. Now I just have to find a short invisible stick!

rach
July 4th, 2010, 01:44 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4760907841_9c91b28af6_o.jpg

which underneath looks like

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4760905199_2bd292dedc_m.jpg

and the comb holds it in place

Coriander
July 4th, 2010, 04:31 PM
Thank you SO much, Finoriel, for the tutorial. I was confuzzled. :lol:

windinherhair
July 4th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Thank you Finoriel for the video tutorial! :)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5066/dscf4033modifiedy.jpg

strwbrry dakri
July 4th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Thank you SO much, Finoriel, for the tutorial. I was confuzzled. :lol:

Tee Hee! Confuzzled - describes my life! [/hijack]

cassie_g
July 4th, 2010, 07:59 PM
Right now July is looking like a big ol' fail for me. But my hair is still pretty damp since today was wash day. I will try again when it's totally dry.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5371&pictureid=75995

little_acorn
July 5th, 2010, 01:31 AM
This one is so hard with layers :justy:

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_0665.jpg
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_0664.jpg

ravenreed
July 5th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Yay! I was able to do this one, but I did not get a picture. I will have to try it again when I can harass my son into taking a picture. I first tried it with the stick and elastic method but it didn't hold all my layers very well. Attempt two worked much better. I used a large Goody Ouchless barrette and a few bobby pins instead of the stick.

One of these things:

Ouchless barrette. (http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Hair-Accessories/Ouchless-Small-Updo-Barrettes/ID=prod4926523-product?V=G&ec=frgl_&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku4925391)

BritishBraider
July 5th, 2010, 05:20 AM
My attempt :)
http://pics.livejournal.com/britishbraider/pic/0006q3t8

Needs some work.......

curlylocks85
July 5th, 2010, 06:29 AM
Here is what I found for some classic chignon examples:

http://www.beauty-and-the-bath.com/classic-chignon-hair-styles.html

teela1978
July 5th, 2010, 01:00 PM
I've never tried the stick method. Mine holds pretty well with a few large u-pins as long as I get the ends of the pins through the elastic.

misstwist
July 5th, 2010, 03:45 PM
Torrin, yours looks amazing!

I'm going to try and (fail to) do this! Sounds hard, I have layers.

For those with layer problems--

Try securing a ponytail then pulling it through from the bottom, opposite of what one would do to make a gibson tuck.

This has the advantage of giving you the correct shape for the top from the beginning and means you won't be fighting gravity's effects on your layers.

I don't know about you, but my hair grows toward the ground, not toward the sky. It makes more sense to me make rolls that point my hair down. :D

I like the chignon for its head-eating-bun effect.

Quixii
July 5th, 2010, 08:05 PM
When I first saw this, I was like, "No way is that going to work for my hair. :( " But then I saw Finoriel's new tutorial, and now I'm feeling a little more optimistic. But first, I need to get some hair sticks. (I'll buy some eventually! And a hair fork, too! I'm such a bad longhair. xD)

countryhopper
July 6th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Sorry, i can't access youtube, and I'm a little confused about the hairstick part of the instructions. What exactly is the hairstick suppossed to do??

I can do the ponytail, and I can roll the ends up neatly, but I can't figure out the snd elastic and hairstick part :(

Would someone mind explaining? I want my hair to look beautiful like yours!

Idun
July 6th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Countryhopper, you insert the stick above the original elastic holding your pony. Then you take a second elastic and thread it onto the stick on one side, then lead the loop of the elastic through the hole in your rolled up hair - under the ponybase - and thread it onto the other end of the stick.

(Wasn´t there curlerthingys that worked much in the same way?)

dfotw
July 6th, 2010, 04:49 AM
Doing a chignon with curly hair is nigh impossible... it looks messy and totally unlike a chignon! :justy:

But with brushed, oiled hair with just a few braid waves, I managed something that vaguely resembles this style, with the 'ponytail half-way pulled through' method, wrapping the extra hair around the elastic and finishing it with a couple of decorative clips.

Does it look anything like a chignon?

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9969/chignon.jpg

frizzinator
July 6th, 2010, 06:35 AM
Countryhopper, the hairstick and second elastic secures the pony-roll to your head. You might be able to do the same thing with pins, but the hairstick and second elastic make it very easy to anchor a heavy roll without the roll falling down later.

Calaelen
July 6th, 2010, 08:12 AM
As a hairstylist, and professional googler, I can say that chignon is a bun at the nape of the neck, it can be any form of bun pinned, wrapped, or rolled any way, so long as it sits at the nape. I already knew this, but doubted my knowledge, so checked wikipedia. Here's what it says, "Chignon comes from the French phrase "chignon du cou" which mean nape of the neck". Since that description doesn't mention anything about technique, and though the rolled up bun is nice, it isn't as practical for those of us with super long hair, I'd say that unless the OP comes in here and specifically says do the rolled up (topsy-tailed repeatedly) version, I think we're safe doing any type of bun that sits at the nape. I'll post a pic my favourite version soon :)

frizzinator
July 6th, 2010, 08:30 AM
..... unless the OP comes in here and specifically says do the rolled up (topsy-tailed repeatedly) version, I think we're safe doing any type of bun that sits at the nape....


Please point it out to me if I have misunderstood, but I don't remember anyone in this thread saying they made a roll by the topsy-tail method.


Edited: Oh yes, I see now that Idun did it by the topsy tail method.

countryhopper
July 6th, 2010, 08:51 AM
Countryhopper, you insert the stick above the original elastic holding your pony. Then you take a second elastic and thread it onto the stick on one side, then lead the loop of the elastic through the hole in your rolled up hair - under the ponybase - and thread it onto the other end of the stick.

(Wasn´t there curlerthingys that worked much in the same way?)


Ah! I got it! I missed the part before where I had to thread the elastic through the roll. I was trying to somehow pass the elastic over the top, which, of course, holds nothing :D

ETA: I just reread the instructions again. Even though it clearly states to feed the elastic through the coils of the hair, I didn't catch on. No problems with the instructions, just with my brain! :D

Thanks for clarifying! I did it on the first try!:cheese:

Lunnafindel
July 6th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Ok. I'm officially not a fan of this hairstyle. I tried the instructions in the article, but it just looks like a loose, bulbous lump that will probably fall out in the next 10 minutes. I mean, look at that. :(
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=76087

So I'm a little annoyed now. Why choose a hairstyle of the month that is not feasible for anyone with longer than bsl hair? I disapprove.
I'm going back to the nautilius bun. It fulfills the "lowhanging bun" purpose and is way more practical.
Next month let's have a real long hair hairstyle. :nono:

renarok
July 6th, 2010, 03:45 PM
I understand the frustration of difficult to master hairstyles, but I have seen some lovely chignons here already on some VERY long haired members.

Practice practice practice.

spidermom
July 6th, 2010, 04:17 PM
I read in several places that a chignon (did you know it's pronounced "sheen-yon"?) is any bun, most traditionally placed at the nape of the neck, but it doesn't have to be. I found some YouTube tutorials that had the chignon placed very high. So really - feel free to post any bun, and you'll be right, especially if it's at the nape.

frizzinator
July 6th, 2010, 04:25 PM
I've been practicing the pony-roll ever since I saw Finoriel's instructions. Even though my results are not yet consistent, the problem is asthetic rather than functional because every version is holding securely even when it doesn't look secure.

Two people told me that this pony-roll makes me look younger than the other buns I wear, and I value being able to quickly change my look with a different updo. Mastery requires practice.

After trying a number of different sized sticks, I finally made a two and a half inch stick (about 63mm), so I think my new stick is nearly invisible.

rhosyn_du
July 6th, 2010, 05:47 PM
What kinds of sticks are people using for this? All of my experience with hair sticks has been with the large, meant to be seen sort.

birthmarkie
July 6th, 2010, 09:06 PM
I have done a style similar to this without a hair stick. My hair was in a ponytail with an elastic and I pulled the end through to create a loop. Some ends were left out, so I wrapped them around the elastic and tucked them under. It was an out-of-nowhere, carefree style I'd done for the first time, so it caught me off guard when I received a compliment in person indicating that it was "classic" :blushing:

For longer hair you could fold your hair twice or more and wrap your ends around all the loops before securing. I will try that myself, not that I have very long hair or anything (well, not for TLHC, that is) :)

I've also seen the word chignon used generally for a low bun of any kind. The most recent time I saw it used that way was in July's Glamour for a chignon in a fashion show: you put rubber bands along a ponytail and create a low, wrapped bun. I was thinking of trying something like that, maybe a low rose bun with ribbons :roll:

dayonea
July 7th, 2010, 06:03 AM
This was always my go to hairstlye before the big chop. As I had so much damage to my ends I didn't want anyone to seem but wanted it to still look long. I would do a high pony then tuck the yucky ends up out of sight, sometimes more than half my length was 'hidden' inside the roll which looks ginormous but smooth and sleek....with no sign of those damaged end LOL

misstwist
July 7th, 2010, 06:31 AM
Historical chignon from the blog Couture Allure (http://coutureallure.blogspot.com/2010/07/chignon-1973.html). She wants to know how readers dress up their own long hair for evening.

ETA:

What kinds of sticks are people using for this? All of my experience with hair sticks has been with the large, meant to be seen sort.

You can use a large bobby pin instead of a stick, the kind that is used for rollers. Stick the closed end through to use as a stick then use the elastic.

If you don't have the kind of volume that the stick and elastic are designed to deal with, you can stick your finger into the roll to position it just above the ponytail holder and secure it with bobby pins, beaky clips or a volume barrette. Hair screws also work.

frizzinator
July 7th, 2010, 01:51 PM
What kinds of sticks are people using for this? All of my experience with hair sticks has been with the large, meant to be seen sort.


One reason I like plain, straight sided sticks for this pony-roll, is that sometimes the stick seems to tilt, and when it happened with a topped stick, the top usually ended up hanging down. I'm slightly a perfectionist, and cannot tolerate a topped stick hanging down.

When that happened, I tried to correct it, but on me, this updo is not correctable, and that may be due to having thin hair, but regardless of the reason, my inconsistent results are due to trying to correct only part of the updo instead of starting all over again and reattaching the first elastic.

Even though my first elastic is very strong, my hair shifts and the elastic becomes a bit loose when I'm fooling around too much with my hair. This is what causes the hair stick to eventually hang down. This means that I have to get it right from the very beginning or else start all over again.

Because I don't want to see the stick, I made a stick for this updo. Now that I've been wearing the stick I made, I have to say that two and a half inches is the absolute minumum length (at least when a clear elastic is used for the second elastic), because I need an extra couple of hands to stretch that little clear elastic around the ends of this extremely short stick. Somtimes my fingers are not nimble enough to manage the clear elastic and I will lose it inside the roll before I ever get it attached to both ends of the stick. If I were to make another stick for this pony-roll, three inches might be a better length.

Since I cannot find a sturdy elastic that is a perfect match to my hair color (I'm being a bit of the perfectionist again), and as Finoriel's instructions indicated, it's a great idea to have a decorative elastic available as a back-up plan, whenever the sturdy first elastic shows due to the stick slipping down behind it.

Idun
July 7th, 2010, 02:36 PM
What I donīt get with this method is, how do you get the coil to stay spread out like a bun? Do you add bobby pins or something?

eternallyverdan
July 7th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Here are my attempts:

#1: Just piled it on my head until it looked like a bun. Cool, but not really the look we're going for.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3432&pictureid=76202

#2: Quite successful! I did a ponytail, then rolled it up and threaded my fork through it. This is cool, but it sticks out on either side of my head by an inch or two
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3432&pictureid=76203

frizzinator
July 7th, 2010, 03:50 PM
What I donīt get with this method is, how do you get the coil to stay spread out like a bun? Do you add bobby pins or something?


While hooking the second elastic over the stick, it helps me to look in the mirror at the inside of the roll, or else feel for this with my fingers if I'm not using a mirror.

Check the tail hair that is going to be held up by the second elastic. This tail hair should be covering the first elastic, but if it isn't covering the first elastic, then spread that tail hair evenly across the first elastic to cover it, before hooking the second elastic over the stick.

This not only hides the first elastic (from the side view), but spreading the "interior" tail to cover the first elastic also provides side coverage of the roll.

ETA:
I'm still trying to determine why my results are inconsistent.

I made the pony roll perfectly this morning, then after about 15 minutes, the stick had slipped from more than an inch above the first elastic, down to the first elastic. Therefore the first elastic was showing, I lost the tail-spread that covered the side openings and the outside of the roll was a bit droopy compared to the tight interior of the roll. Even though it is still a good updo, it's just not what I intended.

The next time I make this, I'm going to be sure the second elastic is tighter, because the tightness of the second elastic is the only thing that can keep the stick and second elastic above the bump of the first elastic, thus not exposing the first elastic.

Tightening the second elastic should prevent the stick from slipping down and revealing the first elastic.

jane53
July 8th, 2010, 09:51 AM
I know Torrin Paige posted long-hair versions of the chignon, but the way the chignon is presented here, I can't figure how to do it with my 37 inch hip length hair.

frizzinator
July 8th, 2010, 10:56 AM
I know Torrin Paige posted long-hair versions of the chignon, but the way the chignon is presented here, I can't figure how to do it with my 37 inch hip length hair.


I would not be able to do it without this brush, and it's only use for me is to make the roll:

http://www.amazon.com/Infiniti-Conair-Retractable-Bristle-colors/dp/B0014JPTKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&qid=1278606101&sr=1-1

Correctly using this brush to make the roll takes nearly as much practice as making this updo.

I'm really happy that Finoriel provided instructions about how to secure the roll, because previously I never figured out a solution that worked.

Unlike Finoriel, I cannot make the roll without the assistance of this retractable brush. I know this because a couple of years ago I practiced making the pony-roll without this brush. My hair was 33" long then, the same as it is now.

A couple of years ago during my "pony-roll" frustation, I bought this brush when I saw it on sale in my local drug store. I invested a lot of time in learning how to use this brush to make a roll without breaking hairs, so I'm delighted now that Finoriel provided the last piece of the puzzle of how to make the pony-roll work for me.

squiggyflop
July 8th, 2010, 05:40 PM
arg!!! ive been trying this for an hour now!..
reasons im having trouble..

stupid spirally ends.. WHY CANT THEY BE STRAIGHTISH LIKE THE REST!
stupid taper/natural layers.. my stupid underside grows much faster than my canopy.. it leads to sticking out bits..
stupid short arms.. this style would be easy if either my arms were longer or my hair shorter
hair is too moisturized.. read too floppy and too slippery and waaay to heavy..


arg the spirally ends are going to be the end of me.. i wish i could cut them off (through experience i know this only leads to them spiralling higher up as its the weight of the hair that keeps the top straight).. they refuse to roll neatly.. instead they try to do their own curly thing and escape out the sides.. grrrrr

the taper/natural layers leads to some of the hair not being anchered as securely as the longest hairs.. this is mostly due to some areas on my head growing faster than others..

ugh.. its very difficult to keep the roll right with my short arms/long hair.. i eventually got it but its tough

my hair is perfectly moisturized.. which for me means heavy, slippery and FLOPPY..
when i finally got the stupid chignon right i went to take a pic.. by the time i got to the camera half the canopy had come undone (slip) and the bun was drooping really low (heavy).. and then i felt it.. the hairs weight combined with slip caused the rest to come out of the roll with a *FLOP*..

stupid uncooperative hair

littlenvy
July 8th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Two versions from me. The first is the Gibson tuck technique. I found it to be a tad annoying brushing against my neck, so I retired it after one wearing. :shrug:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/torrinpaige/SANY1441.jpg

In honor of this month's challenge, however, I decided to try something a little different. This one is cinnamonhair's Celtic Knot with the sides pulled back and wrapped for a more chignon-y effect. I find this one to be a bit more stable and aesthetically pleasing for myself...not to mention no annoying brushing against my neck. Always a plus.
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/torrinpaige/SANY2464.jpg

Thanks, Loreley! I might have to do a tut on the second one for my YT people...they love the easy ones. :)

*Big sigh* That is SOOO LOVELY!!
Just WOW!

I tried too :o with what little I have ... and I had to cheat with a bobby pin. lol
So here is my fake chignon:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg160/myadra/mine/fakech.jpg

jane53
July 8th, 2010, 06:15 PM
I don't think it's a fake chignon. I think Torrin adjusted the chignon, a short hair style, for long hair. And I don't have her skill. I can't do it. Yours looks lovely! (As, of COURSE, does Torrin's!)

littlenvy
July 8th, 2010, 06:18 PM
I don't think it's a fake chignon. I think Torrin adjusted the chignon, a short hair style, for long hair. And I don't have her skill. I can't do it. Yours looks lovely! (As, of COURSE, does Torrin's!)
Thank YOU Jane :)
You are very kind.

Finoriel
July 9th, 2010, 06:29 AM
A chignon can be pretty much any bun at the nape, so any tutorial is not THE way how to do it, but ONE way how it can be done.
:wink: Many roads leading to Rome, you know.

So if a certain tutorial does not work for you, feel free to adapt it to your hairtype, taper and length :flower: itīs quite normal that different heads of hair require different techniques for an updo, but that does not make your chignon a fake one littlenvy.

Iīll try to cover some of the questions which came up in the discussion, hopefully Iīll not forget to address more than half of them :p
Iīm not sure how I should describe how I spead out the rolled pony, I just try to make the roll kind of even and my length rolled up somehow automatically covers the elastics and stick-ends and itīs not really possible to look through the roll from the side.
If itīs too large or saggy try to roll the length up more tight, i.e. start with a smaller roll in the beginning and make sure to roll it up tighter.
Iīm using a short double ended stick from a hairslide without any topper, made from walnut-wood because it blends in well with my haircolour. Itīs about 3,5 inch long, but a shorter stick would probably work, too :p just donīt have one atm. I can also imagine that wearing a spiral stick or paddle-sticks, generally any kind of double ended sticks with the ends visible would look quite cool, too.
For me there are no tilting issues - IF I manage to insert the stick exactly horizontally in the beginning... which I clearly did not manage in the pic with the visible elastic :laugh: oh well.

Svenja
July 9th, 2010, 06:41 AM
Here's my first attempt. Excuse the bad picture quality!
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy205/FiendishMinx/Haare/th_DSC02656.jpg (http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy205/FiendishMinx/Haare/DSC02656.jpg)

teela1978
July 9th, 2010, 02:24 PM
With regards to rolling... I don't start at the very ends. I start maybe around BSL, basically as low on the ponytail as I can comfortably hold on. Then I roll the ends around my hand, tuck it under the rest of my hair and roll up to the ponytail band.... does that make any sense at all?

I hold the ponytail with my left hand, use my right hand to roll the ends around my left hand, tuck the very ends under and finish the roll.

Starting from the ends would never work on my hair. My arms aren't that long!!!!

ShadowSwallow
July 10th, 2010, 06:03 PM
It took me a few attempts, but I got a chignon to work for my BSL hair. I wrapped the length around my hand and then clipped it to my head with a large barrette. It naturally fanned out that way, although I did have to use bobby pins to tame some flyaways.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3236&pictureid=76445

Teazel
July 10th, 2010, 09:54 PM
To me a chignon means elegant, sleek, and low on the neck. So this is my attempt. :lol:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15383&d=1421891235

Raponsje
July 11th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Finoriel, I am very very happy with your tutorial. It works like a charm and I got many compliments. Most of the time all buns, except the messy ones, are considered old fashioned, but this liked a lot. Especially when I added a flower to cover up the hairtie. I'll trie to upload a picture later.

merseaone
July 11th, 2010, 01:43 PM
arg!!! ive been trying this for an hour now!..
reasons im having trouble..
stupid spirally ends.. WHY CANT THEY BE STRAIGHTISH LIKE THE REST!
stupid taper/natural layers.. my stupid underside grows much faster than my canopy.. it leads to sticking out bits..
stupid short arms.. this style would be easy if either my arms were longer or my hair shorter
hair is too moisturized.. read too floppy and too slippery and waaay to heavy..
arg the spirally ends are going to be the end of me.. i wish i could cut them off (through experience i know this only leads to them spiralling higher up as its the weight of the hair that keeps the top straight).. they refuse to roll neatly.. instead they try to do their own curly thing and escape out the sides.. grrrrr

the taper/natural layers leads to some of the hair not being anchered as securely as the longest hairs.. this is mostly due to some areas on my head growing faster than others..

ugh.. its very difficult to keep the roll right with my short arms/long hair.. i eventually got it but its tough

my hair is perfectly moisturized.. which for me means heavy, slippery and FLOPPY..
when i finally got the stupid chignon right i went to take a pic.. by the time i got to the camera half the canopy had come undone (slip) and the bun was drooping really low (heavy).. and then i felt it.. the hairs weight combined with slip caused the rest to come out of the roll with a *FLOP*..

stupid uncooperative hair

Use aloe vera as a gel or use hair gel to smooth hair. Maybe that would help.

Firegarnet
July 11th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Alright my attempt:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4712&pictureid=76499
Bad quality as always (can I blame my camera?:()
Variation on Finoriel's version. I made a pony tail, and then put an elastic on the very ends to contain them. Then rolled as best as I could, and then the third elastic goes through the roll, a medium Flexi-8 holding the elastic instead of a hair stick. Then I wiggled the Flexi-8 down just a little to hid the first elastic as best as I could.

The Flexi-8 substitution was because the hair stick rotated even farther to one side than the Flexi-8 does above. And the Flexi can hide the first elastic a little.

This is my 12th or so attempt. I'm not good at the rolling and my hair doesn't want to roll nicely. Very frustrating all around, really.

I don't care of the feel of it against my neck and it was a royal PITA but for a different look is alright. ;)

jane53
July 11th, 2010, 02:07 PM
GORGEOUS!!!

This I could do. The folded-under-ponytail version of the chignon I couldn't do with my length.

I have always (probably wrongly called) any low-on-the-neck bun an chignon.

Teazel
July 11th, 2010, 04:47 PM
GORGEOUS!!!

This I could do. The folded-under-ponytail version of the chignon I couldn't do with my length.

I'm glad you like it! :D It's just a braided Nautilus bun - holds like a rock.

HotRag
July 12th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Chignons looks nice. I can't wear one, since I hate the feeling of all my hair on my neck.

Teazel, your nautilus bun from braid, looks gorgeous! I hope I will have long enough hair to make one. Braided buns hold so much better, but my braids eats the length and aren't long enough for other than basic braid bun.

countryhopper
July 14th, 2010, 05:34 AM
Ok, I wore this the other day, but unfortunately have no pics :( So If someone would like to copy it and post THEIR pics, go for it!

I started with a bang pouf using a bobby pin, then did an Edwardian twist. Then I made a chignon (Finoriel's) out of the remaining ponytail and topped it off with a vintage looking siilk flower and feather in to dress it up and cover the elastic.

Any takers? :D

Merewen
July 14th, 2010, 09:36 AM
No pics yet (coming, I promise!) but I thought I would explain how I did mine, since the other methods didn't seem to be working so well.

I made a loop of hair around my hand close to my nape and wrapped my ends around it. These I secured with a hair scroo. I then fanned out the loop and used a hair stick to pin the sides down. It made a nice smooth loop with a little bit of a twist at the top, which I rather liked. You could easily start with the loop pulled through an elastic if you need more hold. Then you would just wrap the ends around the elastic.

Raponsje
July 14th, 2010, 11:16 AM
and here are my photo's! The first one is taken right after I made the bun. The second one is taken at the and of the same day. A little ruffled, but still ok and with a flower added.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=76843&albumid=4760&dl=1279127314&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=76844&albumid=4760&dl=1279127314&thumb=1

brunetka
July 14th, 2010, 12:41 PM
This is my version made with shoulder-length hair in an upside-down pony flip with the ends pinned under. The flower clip is purely decorative (not holding any hair in place).

http://images112.fotki.com/v590/photos/4/455427/3844717/547686602_1938517950_0-vi.jpg

Speckla
July 14th, 2010, 02:31 PM
http://images12.fotki.com/v240/photos/7/1199357/8767232/000_0004-vi.jpg

Um... I tried? I had curlies trying to escape and run away... :)

Yamainu
July 16th, 2010, 03:04 AM
My hair has too many layers for the ponytail version be successful, so I took a page out of Teazel's book, and did a low braided nautilus, held with a flexi-8 - it worked! My hair's always been too short to do a braided nautilus, but this low on the neck I was able to manage it! *happy dance*

Medievalmaniac
July 16th, 2010, 05:39 PM
OK....the chignon!

(This took me FOREVER to figure out! lol)

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/simonebeauvoir2/2010/SANY3144.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/simonebeauvoir2/2010/SANY3150.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/simonebeauvoir2/2010/SANY3151.jpg

The slide is a Leginyaba Plumeria slide, from Ebay. :)

Nevermore
July 17th, 2010, 01:50 PM
I haven't tried this yet, but I will later today-what if you doubled the ponytail backwards? As in made a regular ponytail, then took the ends back through the elastic, so the ends were inside the outer hair, instead of hanging down under it or sticking up?

Shorty89
July 18th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Here is my attempt

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=70&pictureid=77276

jasper
July 19th, 2010, 08:47 AM
After looking at Finoriel's tutorial, I thought this style might be a job for my zannclips. I used a small and a medium.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5639&pictureid=77301

The small zannclip holds the ponytail with the spiral side up. I rolled up the ponytail and held it above the clip. I put the medium zannclip through the loop of rolled up hair. The spiral side is inside the loop and the straight side goes under scalp hair above the small clip. Adjust the bun until no hardware shows.

birthmarkie
July 19th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Mine is in my avatar :)

I used the method I described early in this thread, a looped ponytail with my ends wrapped around.

yellowchariot
July 21st, 2010, 12:25 PM
I'm trying to participate in every one of these styles of the month, if my hair will cooperate lol. This is a great way to explore new ideas also! So here is my contribution:

I did cheat, I used a hair tie to make a pony-bun, and used 4 bobby pins to secure the sides as it "fans out." No laughing! J/k I don't mind! My hair is very greasy on top, and it makes my strands stick together, making my scalp evident :o

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChignonJuly2120104.jpg?t=1279736599

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChignonJuly2120102.jpg?t=1279736625

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChignonJuly2120103.jpg?t=1279736648

serious
July 21st, 2010, 12:38 PM
Here's mine:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=77482&albumid=2446&dl=1279737373&thumb=1

frizzinator
July 21st, 2010, 03:32 PM
Serious, the ponytail holder in your chignon photo looks very elegant. Is it made by Evita Peroni?

serious
July 21st, 2010, 04:46 PM
Thank you,frizzinator, it's nothing fancy, just a cheap plastic clip (http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/94_189/147_66/DSCN4797-vi822.jpg) :)

Lemur_Catta
July 22nd, 2010, 04:27 AM
Here's my chignon, made by topsy-tailing my pony several times. I secured it with two pins on the sides, and a comb for decoration :) Sorry for the bad quality, it's because the camera was pointed at a mirror!
(my hair looks absolutely brown here...but I am used to the changing color now :D)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4312&pictureid=77528

Starfilly
July 23rd, 2010, 10:11 AM
Hmm, not a fan of this one, I must admit! Fun to try once, though.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5372&pictureid=77626

Bluegrass Babe
July 25th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Here is attempt at Finoriel's chignon.
My pony would not stay tightly rolled so my bun grew and sagged to my collar. I made the mistake of anchoring the roll with a terry cloth band just like the one you see on top. Had I used a silicone elastic, it probably would have held better. On the plus side, the loosening of my roll evened out the bottom of the bun. Before the pic was taken it was shorter on the right.
http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y371/Bluegrass-Babe/nikonpics011.jpg

Misso
July 28th, 2010, 03:07 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4915&pictureid=78010

Hope this works. This is from my album. Taken yesterday. My hair is heavily layered so I thought I improvise a bit and do this to better handle them. It worked well especially that I did it on wet hair.

Oh and the sepia color is because I took this with my old camcorder and it is not working all that well. The photos ended up green so I changed them to Sepia or BW.

serious
July 28th, 2010, 04:19 AM
[B]Misso[/B, that's beautiful!

And the Sepia makes it look like an old photo, just beautiful!

Misso
July 28th, 2010, 04:35 AM
Thank you serious.

sibiryachka
July 28th, 2010, 10:09 AM
Between the sepia tone and the sparkly hairtoy, I thought "Oooh, wedding picture!":p

I'm mortified to have nothing to add to this month's efforts. I swear I've tried every day. My hair is so much thinner in the length than at the scalp, the loop just collapses on itself. No kidding, I even went so far as to try making a rat, but quickly found that the answer to "How hard can it be?" was "Harder than you thought, silly git". Also, it turned out I didn't have enough shed hairs saved up; they compacted down a wad barely thicker than my thumb. Back to the jar with them!
The best I've been able to come up with is... a not-bad-messy bun, but I have issues with needing at least 2 pieces of equipment, more likely 3, to do that. May as well just make a messy looped ponytail; it will look pretty much the same, and be fast and easy! I think I've gotten spoiled by updos that will hold with just one stick or fork.
What makes me even sadder is that my mom has rocked a near-perfect chignon as long as I can remember; it's always been one of her go-to styles, and I was so excited to think I was finally going to be emulate mommy's awesome bun... (Wow - upon reading that, I'm thinking: Cute? Or sad? Well, honest anyway :o)
Her hair is probably 2c/3a, quite coarse, super-fluffy. She usually keeps it between chin and shoulder length. All she's ever had to do is make ponytail, twist it 360 degrees, pull it straight up against the back of her head, put a barrette just above the twist, guide the tail around her hand and tuck it under, and the natural curl just holds it in position, with maybe just a bobby pin or two for reinforcement. It's kind of like a peacock twist, but with the ends curved down and under. In any case, I've always envied the way it just makes that perfect pouf all by itself!
Maybe as my length gets thicker I'll be able to make it work. What a milestone that will be!

Lilacs
July 28th, 2010, 05:31 PM
This is definitely not one of my better jobs, but I did try :)

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/FairyDustPrincess/Hair%20Pictures/192f86b885c1.jpg

Gabriel
July 29th, 2010, 09:47 AM
It's great to see how creative each of us have been with this month's style.

Here's my contribution, which took me all month to configure and it's still not great.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5464&pictureid=78076

Bluegrass Babe
July 29th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Starfilly -
I think your waves make your bun look fancy.

Misso - Love the hair bling. Your photo looks like one that might decorate the Rapunzel's delight website. Hang on to that camcorder!

Gabriel -
That's cute. Is it a version of the Gibson tuck? How did you do it?

Gabriel
July 29th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Gabriel -
That's cute. Is it a version of the Gibson tuck? How did you do it?

Thanks Bluegrass!

Yes it's a version of the Gibson Tuck, I suppose. I had a harder time with getting the top of this to look finished so I did a "topsy tail" and then rolled the rest of my ponytail around a perfume bottle, slid it out and pinned it in place.

My hair had a lot of product (deep conditioner treatment that was a little stiff) in it that helped me mold it a little or it wouldn't have held.

Bluegrass Babe
July 29th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Gabriel -
Why didn't I think of rolling my hair around something?! The only thing I can think of that would have worked is shampoo bottle...

Trying that tomorrow, with stronger elastic.

Thanks.

Coriander
July 30th, 2010, 06:51 PM
Here's mine! It took a few tries because of my "layers".

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2409&pictureid=78175

AprilElf
July 31st, 2010, 07:34 AM
So this style I left till the last minute, because I didn't really know how to go about it. :p

These two attempts started off as KarenLynn Knots and I just tried to manipulate them into something 'chignon-ey'.

Phew. Very much looking forward to seeing what next month's style is!


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5510&pictureid=78184

darkwaves
August 2nd, 2010, 09:52 PM
I've been enjoying these threads so much -- and will try to post on time in future...

This loose style of chignon is not easy for me. I've tried the style that wraps up (held with a hair stick above the pony tail) but that results in too huge a bun. And I've tried the style that wraps down and under, but until today, it also fell down, down, down -- and totally out.

And so, two versions. The first picture shows the initial look; the second, after I tucked the draping ends up further (without reworking the base).

This is a pony tail held with Mei Fa short sticks, with that ponytail rolled up, held up under the pony with large bobby pins, and then held around in the spread-out position with short bobby pins... It is very sleek, not pouffy. Nice profile. Worthy of pix as I may never manage again!

(The final/second version held all day - I hope I can replicate - and DH even mentioned tonight how much he liked the hair sticks and my hair. Rare.)

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/hairpix/th_DSCF0733.jpg http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/hairpix/th_DSCF0734.jpg

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6002&pictureid=78415

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6002&pictureid=78414

(If you look closely near my scalp, you will notice that despite how sleek the rest of my hair looks here, the frizzy halo is totally curly! This is how my hair looks several days after washing; the length falls wavy or straight; the halo continues in wannabe corkscrew curls.)

cm006j
August 9th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Sorry I'm late, I only just discovered these hairstyle of the month things a little bit ago and I tried out the technique suggested by Finoriel and I was so delighted at how it worked that I had to share!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5999&pictureid=79028

I hope that image actually shows up, I'm linking from my album...

slz
September 5th, 2010, 07:24 AM
....................

littlenvy
June 29th, 2011, 10:08 AM
I tried too :o with what little I have ... and I had to cheat with a bobby pin. lol
So here is my fake chignon:


http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg160/myadra/mine/fakech.jpg
Just wanted to show you ONE YEAR LATER :):) :

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg160/myadra/mine/sunday-1.jpg
I did it for a wedding last Sunday! YAY! What a difference one year makes.

frizzinator
June 29th, 2011, 06:10 PM
It's a lovely updo on you, Littlenvy!

littlenvy
June 29th, 2011, 09:13 PM
It's a lovely updo on you, Littlenvy!
:flower: Thank you Frizzinator :)

Did you notice the few silvers in my hair? It was such a nice surprise to see those once I stopped dying my hair.