A small chignon is the center from where the swirling, interlacing small braids originate that create this intricate pattern on the back of her head. What a great way to bring artistic flair to a simple hairstyle.
Elegance and whimsy get along just fine and the best news of all is that this look can be recreated even if your hair is not long enough to create these braids. You can buy them in any good beauty supply store and
even try a contrasting hair color. Just bundle them and pin them into the chignon of your own hair and play with the shapes!