The ‘Chanel Croissant’ made easy

Its been a few seasons now since hair stylist supremo, Sam McKnight decided to opt for a pastry inspired style on the heads of the most famous models in the business, but we’re having a hard time forgetting just how beautiful the ‘Chanel Croissant’ was. Which is why we asked Hannah De Frateschi, Stylist & Colourist at Simon Webster Hair in Brighton to show us how to recreate the look. And good news, it works best on slightly greasy hair. A supermodel physique may be beyond us but greasy hair we can manage!

Step 1: If your hair isn’t greasy then you’ll need to add some prep products in to give it some extra grip and hold. Try smoothing Bumble and bumble thickening full form mousse, £22,  through your hair – it will also help add volume.

Step 2: Using a paddle brush for a smooth finish, blow-dry the mousse into your hair.

Step 3: Section your hair along the back, and pin the top section out of the way.

Step 4: If you’ve got fine hair then attach a clip-in hairpiece along the parting line to add extra volume. If you’re blessed with gorgeously thick hair then not only are we jealous but you can skip this step.

Step 5: Split your hair into two bunches and tie each loosely with an elastic.

Step 6: Take an unclipped foam Boots Foam Roly Poly, £4.79, (like a hair donut but a long caterpillar shaped one) and hold it on the back of the head as your roll the hair upwards.

Step 7: Pin the hair into place with grips, you may need a couple so have a good stash close to hand.


Step 8: Pull the hair around to ensure the roly poly is entirely covered and you can’t see any of the foam.

Step 9: Finish with a fiarly stong hold hairspray to keep the style in place and stop any hair from dropping out. Hannah used the Bumble and bumble Does It All Styling Spray, £22.

Et voila! You’re very own ‘Chanel Croissant’ look!