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Are Simple and Elegant Knot Hairstyles the New Braid?

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With hairstyles like – undone and messy– popping up in the hottest hair stories these days, it’s no wonder that folks are moving on from the braid to the simpler but just as stunning knot hairstyles.

It’s all about easy hair right now and there are only two strands needed for the knot, instead of three in the braid. Although there may be some of us who struggle to make a perfect braid, everybody can make a knot. Plus, they can be timely and chic, especially if you just have a few moments to spruce up.

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Image: Beauty Snap

The style above is perfect for day or evening hair and works superbly on second-day or unwashed hair. Instead of dressing up your wavy style with an iron, again. Just knot it.

To get the look, pull a section from each side, twist it and tie into a knot. Place your bobby pins, directly into the base of the knot to hide them. Make a second loose knot beneath your first and pin again.

[Note: To ensure your bobby pins actually stay in, criss cross them in an X shape for added hold.]

Click here to get the full step-by-step tutorial on this hairstyle.

To take the same style hairstyle to the next level, keep going with your knots as you move down the head to achieve the style below.

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Image: Beauty Snap 

Want the detailed step-by-step on the style above? Click here.

Use the knot on a timeless bun to make it fresh and current. Gone are the days of the perfect ballerina buns, in are the days of the knotted bun.

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Image: Marilyn Jenkins/Flickr

To get this affect, pull dried hair back into a low pony. Make a knot with the tail of your pony and pin with bobbies. Leave a few soft pieces out to give it an effortless modern twist.

Natasha Sunshine-Antonioni is a Hairstylist and Beauty Expert, Pureology Brand Ambassador and founder of www.Beauty-Snap.com – a quick tip beauty site for the woman on the go. Natasha’s had the opportunity to work on the tresses of celebrities and models alike including Molly Sims, Ivanka Trump, Stephanie Seymour, Eva Herzigova, Dean Mcdermott and Gael Garcia Bernal, as well as being featured on The Rachel Ray and Tori & Dean Shows. 

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