It’s twisty. It’s turny. It’s elegant. And getting it right is reasonably easy!
1 Prep dry hair with a texturising spray for a little volume and a lot of grip, advises hairstylist Cash Lawless. We like  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  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  Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Perfector Oil (R169.95).