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How To Create A Hair Knot

How To Create A Hair Knot

The hair knot, also known as a hair bun or chignon, is a timeless style that can be worn anywhere. Celebrity Hair Stylist Robert Steinken shows VideoJug how to create the perfect hair knot.

Step 1: You Will Need

  • 1 Brush
  • 1 Coated Elastic Band
  • 3 to 6 Bobby Pins
  • 1 Hair Spray
  • 1 Shine Serum

Step 2: Brush

Begin by brushing to smooth and detangle the hair. While it seems obvious, this step is too often overlooked, resulting in those ever-frustrating bumps in your ponytail or updo. Try using a paddle brush with boar bristles; it adds shine to your hair.

Step 3: Create A Ponytail

Brush your hair away from your face and gather it into your hand. Wrap a coated elastic band around your hair. Separate your ponytail into two sections and gently tug to secure the band.

Step 4: Twist

Twist the hair of your ponytail from the elastic band to the ends. If you're hair is layered or prone to frizzes and flyaways, apply a few drops of shine serum to your hands before twisting to keep your hair smooth and sleek.

Step 5: Wrap

Carefully wrap your twisted hair into a coil around the band. Use one hand to wrap your hair and another to hold the central part of the coil in place.

Step 6: Secure With Bobby Pins

Tuck the ends of your hair under the knot and secure with a bobby pin. Place another bobby pin on the opposite side of the knot. Two pins works for those with fine hair but if your hair's thick, you'll need to use more.

Step 7: Finishing Spray

Now that you've created the perfect knot…finish it off with some hairspray to keep it that way.