Starting at the crown, take two two-inch sections of hair from each side of the top of your head.
HOW TO: KNOTTED BRAID HAIRSTYLE
Let ghd be your plait guru and teach you how to create this effortless knotted braided hairstyle.
Who says braid hairstyles have to be casual? Achieve this intricate looking style with this elegant knotted braid updo and the ghd style guide. It may look complex, but this style can be created in no time, perfect for those spontaneous moments.
Simply work your way down the length of your hair, knotting as you go along, before rolling your braided hair up and tucking it away. Best for those hot summer nights and keeping your hair off your neck, this is a braided hairstyle not to be passed up on.
Learn how to braid hair into this chic simple updo, mastering the knotted braid, with this ghd how-to video.
HERE’S HOW TO CREATE A KNOTTED BRAID HAIRSTYLE
1. Split hair into two
2. Create a knot
3. Add to each section from both sides and knot again
4. Repeat knot down head and tie with elastic
5. Roll under the nape and secure with grip to create an effortless knotted braid up-do
SPLIT HAIR INTO TWO AND KNOT
ADD TO EACH SECTION AND KNOT AGAIN
Cross one section over the top of the other. Then move the same section under and through the loop you’ve created at the top, pull tight to form a knot of hair.
ADD TO EACH SECTION FROM BOTH SIDES AND KNOT AGAIN
Take a one-inch section of hair from both sides of the head, below the first knot, add it to the hair from your first knot. Start with same section from the last knot, cross over, create another knot by following step two on the new section.
REPEAT KNOT DOWN HEAD AND TIE WITH ELASTIC
Continue steps one and two down the entire head, gradually adding hair to the previous knots, until the ends. Then secure in place with an elastic tie.
ROLL UNDER THE NAPE AND SECURE WITH GRIP
To finish the braided hairstyle, roll the ends of the braid up to the nape and tuck underneath, using a grip to secure it in place.