This is my first ever non-celeb makeup or hair tutorial, but when I saw this look, I just couldn’t resist. I mean how fab is this updo? And when you combine fab with easy–I mean, I just had to share!
Created by and modeled on Latest-Hairstyles.com’s Melissa Cook, she shares: “The back portion can be changed up to accommodate any type of knot or wrapped bun. Just play around a little bit and see how it works out for you.”
Now don’t get bogged down because there are so many steps–it really is quite simple, it’s just very detailed, which makes it easy to follow along!
Begin with a part on the right side, then separate off a square section of hair from the part down to eye level.
Pick up a small section of hair next to the part and divide it into two halves.
Cross the back half over the front so it creates a small space between the two strands.
Wrap the tail through the hole created so the hair forms half a knot.
Pull it tight so it lays against the head and pick up small sections of hair, adding them into each strand. [Ed’s note: like a French braid]
Create a second knot by crossing the back strand over the front, then looping the end through the hole before pulling it tight again.
Repeat step 6, bringing in hair and tying it into knots
Continue tying knots until it reaches the end of the strands, then tie it off with a clear elastic band and pin it against the back of the head.
Pick up a two-inch section of hair at the center of the back of the head and wrap the strand around your fingers. Twist the fingers counter-clockwise so the hair forms a little knot.
Secure the knot in place with hair pins.
Next, pick up another two-inch section of hair to the right of the first knot in step 9.
Wrap this hair into another knot and pin it in place.
Next, pick up a section of hair below the second knot and create a third knot, securing it against the head with hair pins.
Then take a section of hair to the left of the first knot and wrap it into another knot, securing it with hair pins.
Finally, pick up the last section of hair and create one last knot, securing it with pins.
Totally fun, right? If you’re in a bigger hurry, you could even just do the top/side knots and just throw the bulk of your hair into a low bun to finish. There really are tons of variations, like Melissa said!
Be sure to let you know if you try it in the comments below.
Peace, Love and Cool Hairstyles,