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The sexy chignon is on the rise this season—literally. Placement is key, says NYC hairstylist Reginald Drummer, who suggests wearing it right on the crown of the head. Start gathering hair into a high ponytail, leaning your head back as you form it to keep hair taut. Get extra hold by using a soft-hold gel (we like Pantene Medium-Thick Smooth Definition Gel, $4) for a polished look (shown here), or just let strands fall out naturally. Once pony is tied in an elastic, start twisting in one direction so that the hair coils around. Secure with a few bobby pins at the base.