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DIY Updos, Knots, and Twists
Try something new with this neat Knotted Updo! This hairstyle is done by literally tying knots into the hair. Don’t worry, they are easy to take out and, when tied one right after the next, create an intricate style that looks more complicated than it is. Give it a try and impress all your friends at your next party.

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  • How to style an updo hairstyle. Knotted Updo - Step 1
    Step 1

    Comb through the hair to remove any snarls and tangles. Take sections of hair from both sides of the head, from the part down to the ears, and bring them towards the back of the head.

  • How to style an updo hairstyle. Knotted Updo - Step 2
    Step 2

    Create a knot by crossing the right strand over the left. Now that the strands have switched places, bring the right strand up and through the gap at the top, then back down. Carefully pull the two strands in the opposite direction to tighten the knot against the head.

  • How to style an updo hairstyle. Knotted Updo - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pick up a 1" section of hair on each side of the head, directly below the section from Step 1. Incorporate these sections into the two corresponding sections from the first knot so you still have one section on the right and one section on the left to work with. Create a second knot by crossing the right strand over the left, bring the right strand up and through the gap at the top, then back down again. Carefully pull the two strands in opposite directions to tighten the knot against the head.

  • How to style an updo hairstyle. Knotted Updo - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bring in the rest of the hair that is hanging down, so all the hair is incorporated into the sections being knotted. Tie a third knot, keeping it tight against the head.

  • How to style an updo hairstyle. Knotted Updo - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue tying the hair into knots until you reach the end of the hair. Tie off the bottom with a clear elastic band.

  • How to style an updo hairstyle. Knotted Updo - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll the hair under towards the nape of the neck. Pin the hair, securing it underneath, with bobby pins. Set the style by misting it with hairspray.

    Updo Extras
    Comb through the hair and spray with hairspray after tying each knot to keep the style sleek and smooth. To keep the knots from slipping, slide in a bobby pin or two to hold the style in place.

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