As one of the breaking hairstyle trends for 2010, the top knot or chignon is growing fast in popularity. This somewhat celebrity hairstyle has been noticed on the likes of Victoria Beckham as well as at the Venexiana and Woman’s Mafia Fall fashion shows. While a little bit on the wild side, the top knot or chignon can be a fun and adventurous hairstyle to try in 2010.
Well-known celebrity stylist Philip Pelusi and creative director Jeffrey Reitz designed a selection of top knot hairstyles to show off at the Fall and Winter 2010 Fashion Week events. Venexiana’s show welcomed a top knot hairstyle known as the “Empire Chignon” while the Women’s Mafia Fashion Show at Tela Design Studios saw the “Baroque Chignon” come to life.
The Empire Chignon is a twist on the classic chignon with leaps and bounds of height added to the style. This look at Venexiana matched Kati Stern’s design esthetic, hot couture and high-fashion. To synch up with the fashion design flavors of Jonathan Kayne of Project Runway, Ardistia, and Shantele, the Philip Pelusi team came up with the Baroque design as a way to address the versatility of all three collections.
You can easily create the Baroque Chignon look at home for your own hair. To create a top knot Baroque chignon hairstyle, follow these steps:
1. First spray your hair with P2 Refresh Hair to give your hair some added texture.
2. Divide your hair into two ponytails: one at the perimeter and one at the crown.
3. Pull the perimeter ponytail into a high nape.
4. Spray your hair again with P2 Refresh Hair.
5. Pull a hair net over the ponytail and fashion it into “petals.”
This look can easily be achieved at home and it can be a great look for a more daring evening or event. You might also consider working this fun hairstyle fashion trend into your routine when dressing up for special events. Even if you aren’t full comfortable with the entire hairstyle and its height, you can tone it down for a more understated look.
About the Expert:
Philip Pelusi is the creator of the P2 hair care product line, which he specifically designed for treating aging hair. For more information, please see http://www.philippelusi.com.