For this style, I used a pre-curled wig just like in Episode 1, but this style does not require curling your hair first. I welcome trying this hairstyle on any and all hair textures and would love to see what you create!
This might be a technique better suited to beginners since it can be as simple or as complex as the wearer likes.
Here are the basic steps I will expand upon below covered in this episode:
1. Section your hair into 2 parts & tie into ponytails
I have said it before and I will say it again: every good hairstyle starts off with a plan, and sectioning is the best way to create a template for your plan. In this video, I decided to place one knot vertically above the other so that is where I tied my ponytails. Try experimenting with different knot placements! It's fun to come up with different designs just by placing your ponytail base in a different spot.
2. Separate a ponytail into 2 pieces and tie a "knot"
This part is pretty self-explanatory. I tie my knots very simply whereas I have seen others tie their knots into square knots before pinning or using the ends of each knot to tie more knots. Tying more knots may be a good way to shore up longer hair or get more intricacy if you have more or thicker hair.
3. Pull the knot a bit loose and pin into place
Do not tighten your knot! In fact, the whole point of this look is to have effortless volume, so a tight knot would only destroy the volume you are hoping to achieve. I am sure a series of tight knots would look really cool as a braid and probably has been done before, but that is a style for another video! For now, loose knots are the way to go. Place your pins on opposite sides of the knot for the greatest efficiency in holding it secure.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for the other ponytail
Now, it's just a matter of doing it all again for your other ponytail(s) - maybe you want to make more than two?! Who knows what you're capable of!
5. Pin the ends of each knot into place
Again, I am going to encourage you to try new things for how you pin in the ends of your knots. Sometimes for looks like this, I make cleaner barrel curls, but for this one, I started making barrel curls and then just pinned them where I thought it felt right. Maybe you like some ends to show in order to create a more piece-y look or maybe you prefer a really clean look with everything tucked in - there are all kinds of combinations to try!
That's all there is to it! Let me know if you have any questions or what other kinds of styles you might like to see.
I look forward to seeing the versions you create!