In 2011, it’s all about looking effortless. The double knot helps you pull that off while still looking chic and stylish.
What is it?
The double knot is simply that -- a double knot, made from your hair, that sits at the nape of your neck. It lets you pull off the fresh-from-bed, slightly tussled look, while still appearing hip and stylish. During a time when the popularity of the hair accessory is waning, this looks rocks because your hair becomes the accessory.
This look is perfect for nearly everyone with medium to long hair. It works best for women with some natural texture to their hair, but those born with stick-straight tresses can pull it off, as well, with some perseverance. You can use this 'do for a trip to the beach, a day at the park, a meeting at the office or a night on the town.
You bet! This isn't one of those looks that's meant to look effortless but really takes hours to do. It really is just a double knot of your very own hair. You can go from wet hair to chic double knot in 10 minutes or less, easy.
You're going to need some texture to make this look stick. Scrunch wet hair with a texturizing spray, volumizer or mousse. The straighter and finer your hair is, the more product you'll need.
Blow dry your hair with a diffuser, scrunching as you go to create a messy look.
Brush your hair. A neat knot needs to start with a neat head of hair. If you like the messy look, start with a more scrunched up head of hair.
Part your hair down the middle from your forehead, all the way back to the nape of your neck. Divide your hair over each shoulder. If you want to dress this look up a bit, part it down either side instead of straight down the middle.
Take half of your hair into each hand, and simply tie a knot at the nape of your neck.
For the double knot look, tie another knot.
Secure the knot in place with bobby pins. Finer, straight hair will require more pinning. Try to keep the pins hidden beneath the bun -- too many will ruin the effortless look you're going for.