Knot­ted pony­tail

It’s twisty. It’s turny. It’s el­e­gant. And get­ting it right is rea­son­ably easy!

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1 Prep dry hair with a tex­tur­is­ing spray for a lit­tle vol­ume and a lot of grip, ad­vises hair­styl­ist Cash Law­less. We like [1] Kevin Mur­phy Tex­ture Mas­ter (R395). When that’s done, “di­vide your hair into four sec­tions, grab the two in the mid­dle and knot “like ty­ing your shoelaces,” says Cash. Se­cure with a pin.

2 Pull the side sec­tions back, cross­ing them in an ‘X’ just over the top of the knot. Then wrap each piece un­der the knot so you can stealth­ily se­cure it with bobby pins. Spritz each sec­tion with [2] L’oréal Paris Stu­dio Pro Lock It Hair­spray (R99.95) as you work, for hold.

3 Tie one more knot, this time us­ing all of your hair. One caveat: make this knot a lit­tle looser and less per­fect than the first so that your hair will look like it’s ac­tu­ally been styled – rather than knot­ted like a sailor’s rope. Fas­ten with an elas­tic.

4 Fin­ish off by plac­ing a few bobby pins wher­ever you see wonky pieces. “It’s a great trick for giv­ing a messy style some struc­ture,” ex­plains Cash. Smooth any fly­aways with a few drops of [3] Garnier Ul­ti­mate Blends The Sleek Per­fec­tor Oil (R169.95).

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