How To Create A Messy Knot

How To Create A Messy Knot

VideoJug shows you that this incredibly versatile hairstyle of a messy knot looks high-maintenance but is actually quite low maintenance. After learning a few tricks of the trade from Celebrity Hair Stylist Robert Steinken, you'll be able to create this updo in just a few minutes.

Step 1: You Will Need

  • 1 Hair Brush
  • 1 Coated Elastic Band
  • 3 Hair Pins or Bobby Pins

Step 2: Brush

Begin by brushing to smooth and detangle the hair. While it seems obvious, this step is too often overlooked, resulting in ugly bumps in a ponytail or updo. Celebrity Stylist Robert Steinken recommends using a paddle brush with boar bristles.

Step 3: Create A Ponytail Loop

Brush your hair away from your face and gather it into your hand. Wrap a coated elastic band around your hair. When the band is stretched just about as far as it can go, stop. Don't pull that last bit of hair through, just leave it in a loop.

Step 4: Wrap

Grab the free ends of your hair and wrap them around your looped ponytail. Allow the ends to feather and stray as they may.

Step 5: Secure With A Bobby Pin

Secure your knot with a bobby pin. Your messy knot is almost finished. At this point, you should have a knot with random pieces of hair sticking out. The elastic band should no longer be visible.

Step 6: Shape

For optimal cuteness, you want to shape your knot. Take the loop of your hair and fan out the sides a bit. Then secure each side with a bobby pin.