Knots are an easy way to put hair up, and they lend an edgy, slightly sporty vibe to high styles. Solitary topknots were everywhere last season, but the latest take on the trend  is to use multiple ties to create knobby texture and low-volume, futuristic shapes. These styles are less formal than most updos, easy to create, and unfussy. This style will toughen up a pretty top, add some interest to a little black dress, or simply control an unruly mane. Click through the style notes for tips and tricks to making your own version…. –– Laura Martin

Step: Use the knots to highlight and flatter your features; placing them high on the head will create a slimming, lengthening effect, as seen in the picture on the left. Arranging them asymmetrically will create balance, offset strong features, and minimize width, as seen in the picture on the right.

Step: Prep hair with a quarter-sized dollop of hair creme, applied to dry, hair and combed through. Separate into multiple ponytails, one for each knot. Secure the base of each ponytail with a hair tie and wrap the hair ties with small sections of hair to cover.

Step: Take the remaining hair from each ponytail and tie, creating a loop and pulling the ends through the center. Wrap the tails around the base and pin the shape into place, repeating with subsequent knots. Finish with a few pumps of holding spray for support and shine.


Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted

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