International hair artist Laurent Philippon shows us a glamorous and glossy evening hairdo that’s easy to recreate at home for a brilliant night!
Order and precision are important when it comes to the techniques for preparing the hair.
A dance of brushes, hairspray and hair pins!
The result is hair that shines like a mirror. Pinning the hair up is super easy too!
It’s very impressive… certainly thanks to the excellent advice of our great artiste. The Maestro has struck again!
Your turn to try it out at home!
Laurent Philippon has demonstrated on Agathe a “Glamorous and Glossy Chignon”. It’s great for the festive season or for a party!
Now it’s Agathe’s turn to recreate the look herself, following Laurent’s invaluable instructions, of course.
Agathe begins by dividing the hair with a central parting. In order to do this easily she applies Thickening Hairspray from Bumble And Bumble over her hair and brings her hair back with a hairdressing comb from Hercules.
Then, finding the median axis of her face or just using her nose as the starting point, Agathe begins by tracing the parting using the comb. She finds that her natural parting appears little by little, all by itself. Once the hair is divided in two sections, Agathe carefully brushes her hair backwards, towards her shoulders, with a natural bristle brush from Y.S PARK . This type of brush allows you to smooth the hair easily and gives it a high shine.
Agathe then wets her hair all over with the Does It All spray from Bumble And Bumble. Don’t be frightened! Laurent said to “wet” it. He even advises her not to forget the underneath of her hair. She doesn’t hesitate to apply lots.
Then, Agathe brushes her hair backwards once more with a smaller brush, also natural bristle, Y.S PARK. This stage will allow her to coat and smooth the hair in order to make it perfectly glossy and shiny.
Agathe then coats her hair with another hairspray which has a stronger fixing power, the Spray de Mode from Bumble And Bumble. This spray also helps give the hair a mirror sheen.
Agathe can now start to do the chignon. She begins by separating the back of her hair into two sections. Taking these sections she first ties them in a single knot as if tying a ribbon on a Christmas gift. She follows this with another single knot, resulting in one double knot, to be completely precise!
In order to create a chignon like this, you’ll need sufficiently long hair to knot it like this, hair that come to at least below the shoulders.
Agathe then tucks the ends of the hair behind the knot in order to hide them. She then secures the bun with bobby pins from Sibel.