fashion & how to

{winter hair how to: the double knot}

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. . . have had this fun tutorial planned for well over a week now, as a follow-up to the ultra-chic and wildly popular side chignon, {which some of you had great success with}, but in all this week’s excitement, hadn’t a chance to post until now . . . perfect for unruly winter hair, this look is a beautiful, more casual alternative to the sleek classic chignon and goes easily from a day at the office to dinner reservations at seven . . .

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{step one}
to ensure that your hair has enough texture for the hairstyle to hold, use a spray-in mousse applied to the roots and work through with a hair dryer; if you have flat or fine hair, simply apply more mousse

{step two}
using a comb, divide hair down the center, beginning at the crown of the head and finishing at the nape of the neck

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{step three}
hold both sections of hair separately, ensuring that you have all strands of hair in your hands

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{step four}tie a single knot in much the same way you would tie any knot, placing one section of parted hair over the other, then looping that section though the created hole, pulling the two parts tightly

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{step five}
now that you have a single hair knot, repeat {step four} to tie a second knot,
layering on top of the previous one; twist slightly for effect

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{step six}
secure with a bobby pin through the right hair part and hair knot, and another pin through the left hair part and hair knot; you may also wish to use a third bobby pin for the second knot created; finish with hair spray to hold any stray strands in place
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{step seven}
a romantic silk or lacy blouse and a spritz of heady perfume and you’re set for late matinée or an afternoon at the shops . . .

{p.s.} perhaps a little more ambitious than the side chignon, and may require an extra set of hands, but if you do attempt, would love to hear! x

{images & instructions via fashionising, one & two; for all images except the first, photography by allen; model: scene models’ taylah verney, hair stylist: annika bowen}

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