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Get the look of a professional haircut or hairstyle without the salon prices by watching the videos in this hair styling series from Howcast.
You Will Need
- Clean hair
- A brush
- An elastic band
- Bobby pins
- A paddle brush with boar bristles (optional)
Start out clean
Begin with clean hair. A traditional knot stays in place better with day-old hair. But for this messy, modern look, freshly shampooed strands work better.
Brush your hair
Brush your hair toward the back of your head.
Make a ponytail
Make a ponytail with an elastic band, divide it into two sections, and tug the hair to tighten it.
Do the twist
Twist the two sections around each other and keep twisting until you reach the bottom of the tail.
Now take the twisted ponytail and coil it around the elastic band.
Secure it with bobby pins
Secure the knot with bobby pins. Don’t worry if there are loose pieces: A casual vibe is the point of a modern knot.