Photo: Alexander Kuzmin

Last week we learned that the it look for fall is an updo. And this weekend proved that a definite do, for functional and fashionable reasons. With the windy-days upon us I think we’ll all want to start putting our hair up to keep it out of our faces and out of our way. There are many variations on classic chignons but I’m really into a new and modern twisted version. It looks elaborate but is easy to create. Try it for work or for your next date, you won’t go wrong. Click through the notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart

Step One: Start with second day hair and pulse in refinish for texture and grip. Then use a rat tail comb to part hair down the center.

Step Two: Section out your hair into two more parts and then twist and coil each section in the same direction. Then twist your two twisted strands together to create a rope braid on each side of your head. Secure with a hair tie.

Step Three: Gently pull on the twists to fatten then up and create additional texture.

Step Four: Pull the braid on the left toward your right braid and create a loop around it.  Secure with a pin. Repeat this same step on the opposite side. Secure with additional pins.

Step Five: Tease the ends of each twist and tuck them in to your chignon. Finish with a few sprays of primp for hold and flyway defense.

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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