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POSTED: Jan 2, 2020 | in Updo

Updo - How-to: 6 Knots with Eric Fisher

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Figure 8 knots and a basic French braiding technique are combined to create a beautiful updo. Follow along, step by step, with Eric Fisher and learn how to recreate this look!

PRODUCTS:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hairspray

TOOLS:

  • Tail Comb
  • Bobby Pins
  • Clips 

STEPS:

  1. Blow hair dry using a paddle brush.
  2. Apply dry shampoo to give the hair some "grit" and hold.
  3. Part hair down the middle and section from top of the head to behind the ears on both sides.  Clip the back section of hair out of the way.
  4. Take a section on one side of your middle part.  Palms of your hand are up, place the section in your right hand between the index and middle finger.  Holding the tail of the hair in your left hand, whirlybird the hair around so that your palms are now facing down.   Grab the hair with your index and middle finger and pull through to make a knot.  Hold this section in place with a hair clip.  
  5. Take a second section of hair next to the first and repeat the process to create a knot.  
  6. You will create 3 knots on either side of your middle part.
  7. Once you have completed your 6 Figure 8 knots, comb the tails of the knots together using your tail comb.  Apply dry shampoo to the hair.  
  8. Create a knot by with this section of hair, pull through and push the hair up towards the hairline.  
  9. Pin this knot in place being sure to capture all of the hair.  
  10. To finish the top, put a bobby pin at the end of the tail, twist it up and pin to control the ends.  Spray lightly with hairspray.
  11. Once you get to the back section; you can do whatever you want.  For this updo Eric will do 2 French braids.  
  12. Section the hair horizontally across the back.  Clip the top section of hair out of the way.
  13. French braid the bottom section using a traditional French braiding technique and adding hair from the outside. Secure the braid with a clip.
  14. Spray the braid with dry shampoo.
  15. French braid the top section of hair.  Once you finish, pancake your braids as desired.  Pin in place as needed with bobby pins.
  16. Braid the remaining hair together and finish the ends by curling or backcombing them. 

 

 

 

 

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