To create your own chic chignon, start with straight hair and tease to create volume. Use hairpins to shape the teased hair at the top of your head, making it high and rounded. Then take both sides of your hair and attach them to the middle of the back of your head, where you’ve already started to attach the top hair. Collect the rest of your hair and carefully twist. Lastly, take your twisted hair and roll it to the lower back of your head, securing with a few bobby pins.
This 5-minute beach wave tutorial leaves perfectly undone summer waves with just enough volume. This technique also creates volume in limp, straight hair. You can also use this method to smooth unruly natural waves.: