Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Chignon, 1973

Beginning in the late 1960s and right on into the 70s, every young woman wanted long straight hair. And for evening, the classic chignon hairstyle was a favorite option. There were some wonderful hair accessories available to make a basic chignon even more special. All examples shown are from 1973. Above, a swirled bun-cover.

Here, the chignon is accented with another loop of hair at the back of the neck.

A metal barrette is attached to the top of the chignon.

A fun enameled brooch is used to decorate the hair.

Here a loose chignon is held in place with chopsticks.

If you have long hair, how do you dress it up for evening?

Photos by Patrick Bertand.