Origin of chignonFr, variant, variety of chaînon, link from Old French chaeignon, chain, nape (of the neck) from Vulgar Latin an unverified form catenio, diminutive from Classical Latin catena, chain
A roll or knot of hair worn at the back of the head or especially at the nape of the neck.
Origin of chignonFrench from Old French chaignon chain, collar, nape from Vulgar Latin catēniō from Latin catēna chain
- French Twist: A French twist or chic chignon is perfect for a modern bride, and adding a hair comb or pins on the side of the style will accent the hair beautifully.
- Rather than sport a formal French twist or chignon this season, many girls are planning a simple half up and half down updo.
- The casually-messy look of a chic homecoming updos like the chignon can be ultra-glamorous when worn with your glitzy dress, heels and accessories.
- A hair piece can be used by pulling your hair into a chignon, which is much like a messy bun, and then pinning the hair piece into the chignon.
- Whether it's having all your hair pulled into a high bun or held elegantly in place by a loose chignon, the choices for an up-do are numerous.