Braid-Wrapped Chignon | Cute Updo’s

It is time for another updo hairstyle!  This one is actually a very quick and easy ‘do… and it looks beautiful!

You can see that my daughter’s hair is fairly straight this day, so it really made the style look sleek and crisp.  {If you or your daughter have waves and will be straightening your hair, please use a good heat protectant first… although I think this would look cute even with wavy hair!}  I then created a microbraid right behind each ear {not shown in video} that will be used for the chignon wraparound.

Back view of the Braid-Wrapped Chignon

For the next step, I then brought two sections of the hair from the front/sides to the back and secured them with an elastic hair band.  Then, with my rat-tail comb, I gently ratted the remaining section of that ponytail pullback to help create my stuffing for the chignon bun.

Then I secured the remaining hair with another elastic hairband at the ends, and gently rolled it up over the ratted ponytail and tucked it behind the tieback.  Feel free to secure the hair to your desired look by using bobby pins {as I did in the tutorial, since my roll-up was not exactly how I wanted it}.

I then brought each of the microbraids from just behind the ears and wrapped them around the chignon, securing them with bobby pins.

This is a gorgeous style, and perfect for girls of all ages.! Of course, it is meant more for formal occasions/holidays so if you do this on your daughter on a day when she will be active… it will likley fall out.  We would recommend this chignon hairstyle for church, weddings, flower girls, award banquets, communions, Prom, Homecoming, or any other formal occasions.  Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 4elastic hair bands, 4-6 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. This does not work. I have plenty of length. Thin hair does not allow for styles. It does not go up and looks very bad when holding it up. It is a rat’s nest before even grabbing a bobby pin. The video itself, of course, is very beautiful.

    1. I wanted to add that I did watch the video probably 9 times, and I messed with my hair about a half hour to do it. So I really tried hard. I have the drive. It just won’t work.

  2. I love your hairstyles:D they are soooooooo cute!!!! Thank you so much Mindy, Sean, and your girls( your son is adorable by the way:) he always makes me smile when you show him on camera)!!!!! I love your hairstyles so much, every time I do one of the hairstyles you show me, I always get comments on it!!!:) they are really cute, thank you so much:)

  3. I did this today with my daughter’s much shorter hair I teased the bottom of the pulled back hair, and also the lower pony, which doubled up the stuffing. She looks so elegant for her tea party today. Thank you.

  4. I love u and I love your hairstyles I am 13 years old and i have no hardness in doing these cute and girly hairstyles on MYSELF !!! I <3 U. U are really nice and you can be a very good role model for your daughters! and my mother wants to tell you that she likes this hairstyle the best!!

  5. Did this one on my daughter (4y) She loved it.. Just to make it a little less formal (because of her age) I used some fake clip-on hair in fun collors for the braid.

    Super cute!

  6. i did this on my daughter’s hair and 30 minutes later it was falling out 🙁 we’ll have to wait to do it again later

  7. That hair style looks awesome, my own little one’s hair is not long enough yet but I still like to look around and get great ideas for her.

  8. ok…i tried this just this morning and it didn’t work!! i did everything the same but i think my daughter’s hair is too thin. there wasn’t enough hair to cover the hair that was tucked inside. i was bummed it didn’t work 🙁 nothing wrong the hairstyle!!! i’m sure it’s because her hair isn’t thick enough.

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