With just a ponytail and braids, you can create a sophisticated chignon. Try out this high braided topknot.
1. First, flip your hair over and gather it into a high ponytail, securing with an elastic or ponytail holder.
2. Next, section off the ponytail into 4 parts and braid each of them separately. Secure the braids with clear elastic bands.
3. Start wrapping the braids around the base of the ponytail, one on top of the other.
4. Finally, to finish the look insert hair pins along the base, securing the chignon to your head.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.