How To Use a Dry Texture Spray To Create a Low Chignon

Hunting for the perfect casual-cool updo for autumn weddings, apple-picking outings and Saturdays at the pumpkin patch?

Look no further than this effortlessly chic low chignon. Dreamy, soft and perfectly undone, it looks totally Insta-worthy but takes just a few minutes and no special styling tools.

low chignon hairstyle created with dry texture spray

Want to watch the video tutorial? Scroll to the bottom or click here.

The secret ingredient? Texture AIIR. This versatile dry texture spray does it all-- it gives your bun more structure, creates that gorgeous piece-y texture, adds grip for easier styling and helps the chignon stay in place. If your hair tends to fall flat or slip out of updos, you’ll be astonished at the fullness and volume you get with this new dry texture spray!

Grab your Texture AIIR, clear elastics and bobby pins, and read on to learn how to style a messy low chignon:

Step 1: Start with dry hair. Unwashed hair will hold this style better, but don’t stress if your hair is clean! We’ve got you covered in Step Two.

low chignon tutorial build texture with dry texture spray

Step 2: Finger-comb your hair straight back from your forehead. Lift small sections of hair and spray Texture AIIR underneath. This is essential for building moldable texture and adding grit to the hair for better hold. As you spray, you’ll see your hair’s volume and texture change instantly. Once you’ve texturized both sides and the crown of your head, give your hair a quick all-over blast of Texture AIIR.

low chignon tutorial isolate small section at front hairline

Step Three: Separate a small section of hair right above the center of your forehead. Twist it up and clip it out of the way. 

low chignon tutorial pull hair back into low ponytail

Step Four: Pull the rest of your hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, and secure with a clear elastic.

low chignon tutorial twist ponytail and secure with elastic

Step Five: Divide your ponytail into two even sections. Gently twist each section and wrap the sections around each other, pausing to re-twist as you go. When you reach the ends, secure your twisted pony with another clear elastic. Spray the ponytail all over with Texture AIIR.

low chignon tutorial pull out twist to create extra volume

Step Six: Hold the ends in one hand and use the other hand to pull out your twisted ponytail, working towards the nape of your neck. This will give your finished chignon extra volume.

low chignon tutorial wrap ponytail twist around elastic to form a low bun

Step Seven: Wrap the ponytail around the elastic to form a low bun. Bobby pin the hair into place. Gently tease out pieces of your chignon until you’re satisfied with the final look.

low chignon tutorial unclip front section and spray with dry texturizing spraylow chignon tutorial use flat iron to curl front section back away from face

Step Eight: Now it’s time to unclip the section of hair above your forehead. Lift the hair straight up and spray heavily with Texture AIIR. If desired, use a flat iron to curl this section back away from your face. Finger-comb it out and let it rest softly over the crown of your head. (If your hair is fine, the dry texture spray will add some weight to help it stay in place.)

low chignon tutorial spray low chignon with AIIR texture spray for extra hold and texture

Step Nine: Finish by spraying your low chignon with Texture AIIR for an updo that looks perfectly unstyled all day long. For even more hold, follow up with AIIR’s soon-to-be-released hairspray (sign up here to get your hands on it before anyone else).

low chignon tutorial use palms to create undone hairstyle

Step Ten: Place your palms next to your ears and move them up and down against your cheeks. This mini massage will tease out small sections of hair for a more relaxed, undone look. Use your fingers to pull pieces out of your chignon and create the perfect carefree finish.

Low Chignon Using Dry Texture Spray Video Tutorial


Want to show your hair some extra love? Lightly mist it with our Hair & Energy Refresher for a kind finishing touch. Rose water and almond oil tame fly-aways, smooth frizz, and add beautiful shine. Amethyst and moonstone clear away unwanted energy and make space for new beginnings… because beautiful hair starts with nourishing your strands AND your spirit from the inside out!

We think you’re going to love this laid-back chignon! It’s perfect with all of your fall outfits, or paired with an all-black ensemble for model-off-duty vibes. If you try this look, make sure to tag us on Instagram @aiirprofessional to show off your finished style! We can’t wait to see what you create. ♥

Looking for more ways to use a dry texture spray to create perfectly imperfect hairstyles? Check out our Dry Texturizing Spray Ultimate Guide.