Of all the hairstyles we’ve featured to date none has struck a chord quite as much as the double knot hairstyle – its effortless look impressing many a fashioniser.
When I first penned our guide to the trend we included a brief summary detailing how the style had been created on the catwalk, but asked our readers to let us know if they wanted something more detailed. Well, you asked and we have again put pen to paper.
What follows is a guide to achieve the hair style with hair that is shoulder length or longer. Comparing the photo to the left you can see that the longer your hair the greater the affect, but this certainly isn’t a hair trend that is only for those with quite long hair.
Read on for the full how to, and if you like this hairstyle please be sure to let us know by clicking like below or leaving us a comment at the bottom of this guide.
As we did for a how to guide to another 2011 hair trend, braided top knot, we enlisted the help of an expert on all things hair, Melbourne stylist Annika, and paired her with Scene Models’ Taylah Verney for the following how to guide.
Ensure that your hair has enough texture for the hairstyle to hold.
You’re not looking for so much texture that this becomes a messy hairstyle, but just enough that it adds volume.
With Taylah’s hair a spray-in mousse was applied to her hair’s roots. It was then worked through with a hair dryer.
If you have flat or fine hair simply apply more mousse. This is a hairstyle that will benefit from liberal lashings of mousse, so be worried more about underusing it as opposed to overusing it.
If the mixture of hair dryer and mousse results in too much of a messy effect (perhaps natural waves dominate the hair, as pictured) brush out the excessive texture.
The end result should be as such.
Using a comb divide the hair at the back down the centre hair line, beginning at the crown of the head and finishing at the nape of the neck.
Hold both sections of the hair part separately ensuring that you’re holding all strands of hair in your hands.
Tie a single knot in much the same way you’d tie any knot.
To do this place one section of your parted hair over the other, loop that section though the created hole and pull the two parts tights.
Step four has given you a single hair knot, but this how to is for a double hair knot. So, to achieve that style simply repeat step 4 by again tying another knot.
To achieve this use the two ends of your hair part created in step four and tie another knot layered on top of the previous one.
Slightly twist for affect. Then put a bobby pin through the right hair part and the hair knot.
Secure the knot by placing a bobby pin through the left hair part and the hair knot.
You may also opt to use a third bobby pin that goes through the second knot created.
Finish with hair spray to hold any short hairs in place.
And that’s it: you now have a double hair knot.
Should you have any further questions on how to or would like to comment on the hair style feel free to leave us a comment below.
beyond the knot: other trends
Interested in more than the how to and the full guide to the double knot hairstyle for inspiration for a new hair style? Then be sure to take in Fashionising.com’s guide to all the 2011 hair trends. In the guide you’ll find other hair styles, along with on-trend cut and colours.