We've Been Knotty!!!

This post is to show a few of the MANY things you can do with knots. I have a few more knot styles sitting in my hair folder. But, I'm saving them for another time. (I wouldn't want you to get knot overload!!) And, a little note: I put these pictures in smaller than usual because there are a lot of them. If you want a larger view, just click on a picture to enlarge it.

This first pic is showing how to hold the knots tight while you work on the rest of your style. In the past, I've stopped right here and pulled all these ends together into a pony or half pony and finished. That would be a quick variation to try.


Or you can keep going..........

I did these the same way you would normally do elastic braids, just with knots instead. And, instead of making a bunch of parts and adding hair as I went, it's basically just sitting on top of the hair not attached. (Until I secured it in with the pony.)


Here's another variation. On this occasion, I used elastics to keep the knots tight while I worked. This makes it a lot easier, but I don't really like the look of the elastics showing either.

So, I clipped them out! I used our cheap elastics that always break anyway, so it wasn't a total loss. I never would have done this with our "good ones."


These actually both looked much cuter in person. I'm not the greatest photographer, but you get the idea. Right?

If you're not sure how to do these, visit my labels for knots. I've tried to explain them before.

Or-Now that I know how to do videos....... if you have any requests for something to be shown in a video, let me know. (Within reason of course, I only have like 60 seconds before it cuts me off.)
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8 comments:

  1. OMG!! This is so cute. I have done it with elastics but have never thought of using knots. My dd is going to hate me tomorrow. I will have to take her out somewhere to show it off and make it worth it!

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  2. Wow you have more patience than i do! Very cute though.

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  3. I just have to say I love your daughter's smile. What a happy face.

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  4. i'd love a video of how to make cute messy buns. mine are never cute!

    great site. your little girl is so patient to let you do her hair and document the process for all of us. give her a big thanks from the blogosphere :-)

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  5. I've just gone through some of your posts and all I can think (besides how amazing the hairdos are) is that your daughter must be so very patient. I can hardly get my girls to sit still long enough for a simple ponytail or braid! Wow!

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  6. how did you learn the basics... you know simple twists/corn row type things... i gotta conquer those before I can attempt these amazing dos!

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  7. I absolutely love what you have done. I am actually printing your work out page by page and creating a book. I was a hairstylist years ago, got out of it. Now I have a 6 year old and find that all the hairstyles that the kids are wearing is just way, way to old for me. You ideas have given me direction and spirit to do her hair. I am looking forward to working on each style each week.

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  8. can you show me how to do a french braid headband my 11 year ond has been trying fo a month and she loves all your hairstyles
    please make the video
    she,s been tryig your hairstyles she adores them

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