for late lunch dates and last-minute meetings, it's been mostly chic & messy topknots, and sometimes, even, a classic chignon -- but as the holiday invitations begin to pile up, something a little more sophisticated is in order for those elegant dinner parties filled with sparkling crystal champagne flutes and conversations that last long after the crème brulée has been served -- and of course, the perfect solution is the always lovely side chignon . . .
using a round brush, blow-dry hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections
once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down
build height and volume at the crown by teasing hair gently with a fine-tooth comb
gather hair into a low ponytail; twist it along the nape of your neck, pinning as you go
once you reach your ear, shape the remaining hair into curls, and pin them back over
red, red lips and platform peeptoes and you're set!