We’re loving the modern spin that Cate Blanchett and Emma Watson put on the classic French twist at last night’s Women in Hollywood party. Their pinned coif’s looked effortlessly chic. And, as proven by the actresses, a textured chignon with loose, face-framing pieces works at any age. To recreate the style, apply a coat of volumizer (from roots to ends) to blow-dried hair. Using a paddle brush, gently smooth the hairline and brush strands upward to create lift. Next, tease the crown and vertical sections on the sides, then pull strands back as if you are creating a low ponytail. While holding hair with one hand, begin twisting the “pony” up and to the left with your other hand. Continue until all of your hair is tightly wound. Fold the ends into the newly formed chignon and secure with pins. Allow short layers to fall, but tuck longer pieces into the updo.
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