I’ve always loved those huge braided chignon hairstyles worn by celebrities to red carpet events and brides and other dressed up women; In my opinion it is one of the most classic and elegant hairstyles ever! However the larger version does not seem appropriate for everyday so I did a more casual version and I really love the way it turned out!
I actually wrapped a hair extension around my ponytail (about 1/4 of a weft…not much) to add more length so the braid would be more bulk. If you have shorter hair, you can do the same or use a smaller donut. I actually plan do do a giant one for the next wedding I have to attend, I just love this hairstyle! Plus, this braided chignon (does anyone know how to actually pronounce chignon? In my head its shig-oh with a snobby French accent) is a protective style so its a win-win situation all the way around!