Hot bridal hairstyle: The side chignon
If you’re looking for a simple, elegant bridal hairstyle that can be worn with almost any length of hair, try a low side chignon.
This hairstyle has been making its way from red carpets to white weddings this year. The style can be sleek and neat or loose and casual, and it looks good either way!
This style can work on almost any length hair, from chin-length to waist-length, straight or curly. It also looks good with most any veil length, but it is especially nice with blusher or birdcage veils.
For those forgoing veils altogether, a low side chignon looks beautiful when accented with a clip, comb or big, bold flower, such as a magnolia or gardenia.
A side chignon is lovely on brides of all ages. Here, both Cate Blanchett, 41, and Rihanna, 22, look elegant and classic.
This is a simple style for any hairdresser to accomplish, but if you’d like to try it yourself, here are some step-by-step instructions. You can also watch a video of celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson creating a modern chignon on YouTube.