Don't be intimidated by the word "chignon". It is just a fancy French term for bun and they're perfect for bad hair days and last minute updos.
Step 1. Pull hair into a low pony-tail and tuck the ends through the elastic to form a loop. Mist hair with hair spray to tame flyaways.
Step 2. Separate a thin strand from the loop(using a tail comb to keep it neat) and wrap it around the elastic to conceal it as well as any loose ends. Pin in place.
Tip: If you have shoulder length hair, instead of tucking ends through the elastic, pin them into a loop at the base of the ponytail