Chignon Du Cou

I love myself a chignon – if done right, it can look incredibly chic and effortless. It’s no wonder the word actually comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck. There are a handful of great tutorials out there that are incredibly easy to follow: from the tuck and roll chignon to the asymmetrical chignon to the braided chignon. And unless you’re walking down the aisle, a little loose and a bit messy is the way to go.

(images via A Cup of Jo, Martha Stewart, She Let’s Her Hair Down, Style.com & Anna Williams)

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  1. Kim wrote:

    Very french chic! LOVE IT!
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    3.25.13
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  2. this hair style is really nice

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  3. I really love my pixie, but when I see styles like these it makes me want to grow out my hair again…adorable!

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com
    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG TODAY!

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  4. I love these chic and effortless styles.

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  5. EmerJa wrote:

    Love them all, but the ones on the side are my favourite 🙂

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  6. I love the last two chignons!
    But, in general, love them all 😉

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  7. Denisa wrote:

    Naice hairs style and I have it for example now. I like it.. Have a nice monday.

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  8. Ambyr wrote:

    I love the ones that are off to the side or with a braid. It’s such a romantic, effortless look.

    xoxo
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  9. brooke wrote:

    i, too, love a chignon and try many different styles out. i’m loving the tuck and roll one and the rope braid one. i recently imitated the marc by marc jacobs chignon from their latest show: http://www.insparisian.com/2013/02/inspired-chignon.html

    http://www.insparisian.com

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  10. Laura wrote:

    Love this hairstyle !
    http://www.thestilettoholic.com/
    Love from Paris

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  11. those buns are just so gorgeosu! love it…wish I had long hair! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  12. This images are all beautiful. The top knot has been getting a lot of attention lately, but I think the low chignon is just as cool as long as it is done right. When doing it casually I definitely agree that doing it messy with little whispers of hair can be so beautiful.
    Can’t wait for my hair to grow a bit longer so I can finally rock a low chignon again.
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

    3.25.13
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  13. effortlessly beautiful!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  14. i’ve been wearing my hair tucked and rolled all the time lately! it’s so dressy/professional but SO easy to do! great inspiration pictures!

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

    3.25.13
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  15. Rachelle wrote:

    Chignon are my faves, they are so ballerina-like and delicate.

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    xo
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  16. Lauren wrote:

    I love a chigon, unfortunately my hair is so soft it never stays in!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  17. Jolicassoulet wrote:

    Great post! Love these chignons , makes me want to try this out myself!
    http://jolicassoulet.wordpress.com

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  18. tabetha wrote:

    I adore the tuck & roll!! An absolute go-to favorite– so easy, yet so retro-classy!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  19. Bella wrote:

    I really love this look! I hope with my super long hair i can try this.

    Aloha xox

    http://hi-life-love.blogspot.co.uk/

    3.25.13
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  20. Paula wrote:

    I’m practically always in a chignon – have naturally oily hair and I’m trying to grow it out. It’s an effortless style that does’nt require much upkeep = win win.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Love it!!
    xxx
    Naomi
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com

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  22. i.s. wrote:

    so pretty and classic xx
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  23. Amazing hair.

    Kiss from Manual Fashion

    http://www.manualfashion.com

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  24. Amanda wrote:
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  25. Laetitia wrote:

    The last four are simply amazing. I just love it.❤
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  26. CarolinaBK wrote:

    I wish I would learn how to make these amazing chignons!!
    I love them and they look so feminine and cool!
    Xxx

    http://carolinabin.com/

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  27. Monica wrote:

    I love them all! The ones with the braids twisted in are my favorite.

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  28. Isa wrote:

    I really just can’t for the life of me get my hair to stay like that! Ahh tutorial please!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  29. Shelley wrote:

    So classy. That girl with the red hair is absolutely stunning! Anyone know who she is?
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  30. ooo pretty and it looks so carefree and classy
    might have to experiment 😉

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  31. Odette wrote:

    I have what I call backwards hands, and would love to create something like this. Great post!
    http://www.sherbertdreams.wordpress.com

    3.26.13
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  32. vanessa wrote:

    I’ve always loved wearing a chignon. I usually wear it in the morning, and then at night I put my hair down and I will get nice curls at the bottom of my hair!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  33. anna wrote:

    Amazing style , my fav is the red hair girl :X

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    3.26.13
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  34. Gaelle wrote:

    Love them!
    In french we call them “Chignon nuque” (neck) or “chignon danseuse” (ballerina).
    “chignon de cou” is better than “du cou”.

    3.28.13
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  35. martagajo wrote:

    Like it very much 🙂

    3.29.13
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    3.5.14
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  38. Kimmy wrote:

    Very classy! And the up do is very easy to make.

    4.11.14
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  39. Tanya wrote:

    These r Looking Adorable.

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  40. renata wrote:

    Extremely classy! And the up do is incredibly simple to make fashion

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  41. I love chigon and her style are awazing

    7.20.15
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  42. jackline wrote:

    awesome chignon hairstyle thanks for sharing

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