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Karlie Kloss at the 2016 CFDA Awards: How to achieve her messy chignon!

/ 06.09.2016
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Karlie Kloss may be known for her mature blonde lob, but for the 2016 CFDA Awards, she showed off a more carefree, fairy-tale-inspired look that gave her a youthful appeal when paired with a white cut-out dress featuring bows, and most notably, it's own set of Tinkerbell-sized wings. The white dress also came adorned with Swarovski crystal ornaments fit for a true fairy-tale princess.

The 23-year-old supermodel and L'Oreal muse opted for a disheveled chignon that sat high atop her head with a few free strands hanging around her face for that tousled, youthful, and carefree effect. As for her makeup, the Swarovski ambassador kept it to a minimum, sticking with her signature rosy cheeks, subtle eyes, and nude lip.

Want to achieve a chic, I-woke-up-like-this chignon like Karlie's? We've got your back! Follow our 5 simple steps to achieve fairy-tale status.


Step 1

To start your chignon journey, use a brush to pull your hair back into a tight ponytail at the top of your head, ensuring a flawless, no-fly-away base. To achieve Karlie's look, Frankie Foye smoothed her hair in a structured node just above the crown of the head. Spray a fine tooth comb with hairspray and run it through the roots to ensure a flawless finish.

Step 2

Pull a few small strands of hair out from each side around the front of your face to add a little bit of structure and create that tousled, carefree effect like Karlie's.

Step 3

To begin the chignon, spray your ponytail with L'Oreal's Elnett Satin hairspray, and use another hair elastic to pull the ponytail into a loose bun, leaving the end strands out of the elastic. Gently separate the pieces of hair making up the bun to create a large, full effect.

Step 4

Using the end strands of hair sticking out from the elastic that holds your bun together, make a loop around the base of your existing bun to create a messy, I-woke-up-like-this look.

Step 5

To hold everything in place use L'Oreal's Elnett Satin hairspray. Congrats, you've achieved supermodel hairstyle status!

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