With summer heat upon us, we’re itching for chic ways to wear our hair up, so we’ve enlisted celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath to walk us through fast, simple, and ultra stylish styles for summer. The twisted rope chignon is a fresh take on the braid and a fun way to vamp up your tired bun.
Start on dry hair that has been previously styled from the day before.
Use a rat tail comb to split hair down the center creating a deep zig zag part to hide any partings.
Split each half of your hair into two sections, then twist each section in the same direction.
Twist your two twisted strands together to create a rope twist braid on each side, then secure with an elastic.
Use your fingers to pinch and pull on either side of the twist to create variation and texture.
Pull the strand on your left side towards your right, securing with bobby pins.
Repeat step 5 on the opposite side, looping the hair to your taste and securing with more bobby pins.
Tease the ends of each twist and tuck inside to secure.
THE FINISHED LOOK
Think you’ll try the rope twist chignon? Post a pic on Instagram and tag @ManeAddicts!
Photographer: Mike Rosenthal @mrmikerosenthal
Hair: Kylee Heath @kyleeheathhair
Makeup: Ashley Cordova @ashleybeverly
Model: Leila Thomas @leideee
Producer: Andrea Berk @ahhhndrea
Retoucher: Samantha Levi @samstownusa