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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pretzel Knot Hairstyle

A Celtic Knot, or Pretzel Knot, made from hair!
celtic knot hairstyleThis hair barette (half up) style was inspired by a Youtube video showing how to create a celtic knot bracelet. We actually filmed this hairstyle back in January (for the Princess's Birthday.) I had kind of forgotten about it until I came across an awesome hairstyle on Google Images which used these knots to form a "pretzel knot net!" You can see that style on Pinterest by clicking here: Pinterest hairstyle.

There are many, many different styles that can be created using these hair knots. In the picture below, we made a quick double knot hairstyle. I think this would look so neat on extra long hair to create a long row of knots all the way down!
pretzel knot hairstyleAnd here, we tried a (very shortened) variation of the "knotted net" like the photo on Pinterest. One of these days (when we have some time) the Princess would love to have little pretzels all over her head. ;)
knot made from hairBefore you try this, you may want to know that this knot can be a challenge at first. But don't give up! With practice, it becomes quite easy and quick. It is definitely helpful to spray the hair with water or hair gel before you begin.

Here's the video tutorial:



This would be a cute hairstyle for teens, moms, girls.... all ages! You will need fairly long hair to create the knot. If you are working with shorter hair, I would suggest using strands from the top of the head that are close together (to fully utilize the length.) I have seen this knot called a Carrick Bend, Infinity Knot, Pretzel Knot, Nautical knot, or Celtic Knot. I think this looks most like a pretzel made from hair, so we are going with that. Enjoy!

37 comments:

  1. That is really awesome- I love it! (I pronounce it with a k.)

    Violet

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  2. that looks great!!!

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  3. yey! another pretty hairstyle!...too bad i can't recreate this. my hair model (my daughter) is away on vacation in my mother's house. :(

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  4. This is beautiful, as usual with your hairstyles! Of course, I am a big fan of just about anything with a Celtic (I pronounce it with a "K" too!) influence.

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  5. superbe, bravo j'adore, sorry i'm french, congratulations §§

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  6. very pretty!!(I pronounde it w/ a "K")

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  7. It won't stay for me...I need alot of bobby pins. Other than that it's very cute!

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  8. Ooh, this is really pretty. Great idea!

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  9. It's usually with a K, sometimes with a C sound. Like, you know, Celtic :P http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celts

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  10. I always pronounced it with a Celtic with a k. I like the pretzle title better though because the hairstyle realy does looks so much like a pretzle. This style is realy pretty and unique. It stayed in fine for me without boby pins.

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  11. I love this. Now I need to get someone to watch the video & do it for me ...lol

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  12. I loe Klippie Klub- have you checked it out yet? We are going to hae to make another bow holder!:)
    http://www.klippieklub.com/

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  13. I believe it's also called a Josephine Knot. :o Cool idea, I'll have to try it on myself!

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  14. So fun and pretty. Looks a bit tricky. Maybe I better practice on Rapunzel Barbie before I try on my girlie (she's 9 and has way too many more important things to do these days, haha). Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Too cute! Going to try this one on my niece this weekend :)

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous!! I've done it on a couple of my sisters since watching this video a few hours ago. Now I'd love someone to do it on me :) I managed to do it on just over shoulder length hair, but the longer the hair is the easier it gets. It also holds better on longer hair.

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  17. I am 13 i LOVE this hairstyle i will see if my mom will do my hair like this next time i see her

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  18. this is amazing!

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  19. I found that with some contortion, I can even do this one on my own hair! Thank you, great hairstyle for a Mommy on the go!

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  20. Gorgeous! As far as I know, it should be pronounced with a "k" sound unless it's the sports team. They're just wrong! LOL

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    1. Absolutely correct. 'Celtic' as in knotwork is always pronounced with a hard 'C' (Like 'Cat'). The sibilant 'C' (that sounds like an 'S') is only ever used for the sports team, who should know better anyway.

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  21. DOING IT RIGHT NOW

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  22. WAYYYY too complicated and I really don't think it should be. Could you possibly do it another...less complicated way? Because it is really cute and I want to be able to wear it on myself, but with a lot of your styles its too complicated to do on yourself I have found. :(

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  23. I did this and it was so simple and looked really cool too!

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  24. Did this on myself today- so many comments. Thanks :)

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  25. Celtic is always pronounced with the "k" sound, unless you are refering to the Boston basketball team.

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  26. celtic is normally pronounced with a k sound but in refrence to the knot it is pronounced with an s sound

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  27. Impossible to do on yourself. Maybe can u post one to do on ur own hair.

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    1. I did it on myself (after about 30 epic EPIC fails trying). Well, practice makes perfect (of close to perfect).

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  28. I wish that I have the girl's hair! She looks so cute and suits the hairstyle well. Anyway, thanks for the great idea. Will try to do it later ;)

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  29. this is really amazing! just tried it, and after several times it was really easy to do! thanks for this amazing video

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