Double hair knot

When it comes to the year’s fashion trends a lot of 2011 will focus on embellished, quality details – it won’t be exactly the same for 2011 hairstyles, however. Quality, yes. Embellishment, not always. 2011 won’t be a year in which hair trends are based around adornments and accessories – yes, there’ll be headbands, but there’ll be a larger push towards styles that are au naturel. And amongst those styles will be the double hair knot.

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Above picture from Michael Kors S/S ’11 catwalk showing, via Hanneli.

What is a double hair knot?

Taking the lead from last year’s hairstyles, the double hair knot continues the infatuation with styles that seem effortless – think the plaited and braided hairstyles that have been so popular for more then 12 months, simplify, and you have the double hair knot.

Like the topsy tail hairstyle of years gone by, the double hair knot sits roughly at the nape of the neck or a little higher. The style also works as a single knot – but by knotting the hair twice the effect is more interesting, and easier to secure.

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A side view of the hair style as featured on Michael Kors’ S/S ’11 catwalk via Hanneli.

How to style it

Though a hairstyle suited to the entire year, the style of double hair knot you’re seeing in the pictures are best suited to spring / summer 2011. Styled by Orlando Pita for the Michael Kors catwalk, the summer influence comes courtesy of a desire to have fuse urban hairstyle with the feel that its wearer has “been out at the beach all day.”

To capture the summer interpretation of the double hair knot, the simplest of instructions are as follows:

  1. First, spritz the hair all over with a sea-salt spray (Orlando Pita used Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray)
  2. Next, scrunch the hair into bunches while drying to add waves and texture
  3. Pull a thick section of hair out at the front, sweeping it into a deep side part
  4. Finally, take back two sections of hair and tie into a knot – then again into a double knot

For a take on the style that is suited to autumn / fall or winter, play down the beachy-ness by making the hair smoother and a little less textured. Try replacing the sea-spray with a volumizer and keeping the hair in place with a little hairspray.

If you’d like a more detailed ‘how to do the double hair knot‘ guide please follow the link.

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A front view of the hair style as featured on Michael Kors’ S/S ’11 catwalk via Style.com.

Other trends

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