Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Hair Tutorial - The Messy Knot

I have been looking for ideas for summer hair.  I am really into {embracing} messy hair mainly because it is too hot and I am too lazy to do my hair.  Unfortunately, I am not really great at taking pictures or doing tutorials.  Today I had to get ready quick because we slept in (gosh I love summer) and had an appointment with a lawyer to get the process for my husband's visa started. (TOTAL bummer)

So here is what I came up with.  You will love the simplicity of it.  For this style it is best to start with hair that is already a bit messy or air-dried.  Lucky for me, my hair is always messy!

Part your hair from crown to the nape of the neck like you are going to do pigtails.  Twist inward, the two sections toward each other.  Then, just tie them in a knot!  Secure the 'do with a clear plastic rubber band right under the knot and voila!  If some pieces fall out in front, all the better!
If you want to make it a bit fancier you can twist and tuck in the remaining pony, pin it down, and you will have a nice little chignon!  If doing the chignon, you can also smooth out the hair a bit or maybe add curls depending how fancy you want it.  

It basically looks like a messy little knot. So cute!  My makeup is mascara, eye-liner, little blush, and lipstick.  Which, by the way, is my new obsession.  Why have I never worn them before?  They add so much!! Can't wait to try all kinds of looks!
My husband was not too happy that I stopped to take pictures of my outfit and hair when we needed to leave for the visa appointment...  Oh men, such one-track minds!
But he sure looked handsome in his polo!!  I'll let it slide this time... :)

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

9 comments:

Vanilla - notes from my closet said...

Love this look :) easy chic :) sorry I have visited for a while I have been a busy bee :) you should hear from me more often now :)

Love, Vanilla

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Brittany said...

GREAT HAIR!!!! If mine was long enough I would so try that out!

{Junk in their Trunk} said...

First of all, you are gorgeous! And I love the messy knot...thanks for teaching us how to do it properly! =) Check out our blog for hair tips (and MORE) also...we show the soft, sexy wave & most requested hairstyles!!
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MiMi said...

Love!
So is he the one that snapped the shot??

-Claire said...

I love it-you are stunning!

Shannon Olson said...

Great tutorial and I love that outfit so cute, well worth the wait for pictures!

Nicole said...

You look great!

Jamie said...

um, you are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting our blog, and I will have to try this. You must try the cinnamon bun, you could definitely pull it off! ;)

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Jennifer said...

So great girl!!

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