The Nonchalant Knot

nonchalant knot

By Andrea Zanetich

Direct from New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013 this loose chignon seen at Rag & Bone is a must-add to every busy woman’s hair repertoire.

Redken Global Styling Director Guido Palau created a relaxed, nonchalant knot with an emphasis on texture and a nod to the sixties. He explained:

“It’s a little bit Edie-Sedgwick inspired but it’s not too exaggerated.”

“It’s got a tomboy feeling, but it also has certain softness to it. Creating the low side part and then sweeping the hair over the forehead ultimately gives it a feminine feel.”


Hairstyle How-To:

1. Apply Redken guts 10 root targeted volumizing foam to damp hair from roots to ends.

2. Create a deep, clean low side part.

3. Rough blow dry with fingers to create a very natural texture.

4. When fully dry, add Redken powder refresh 01 aerosol hair powder/dry shampoo throughout to add texture and a matte effect.

5. Drag hair together into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with elastic.

6. Apply Redken quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to the ponytail and twist into a loose knot, securing with pins and letting a the “wispy” ends come out.

7. “Soften” the whole look by pulling the hair up a bit at the crown, not too exaggerated but to add a little height.


Roger that, and I’ll be trying this ‘do this week, accompanied by this acoustic version of The Cult’s classic song ‘Edie (Ciao Baby)’.


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  • Chrissie

    I do like a casual knot, but my hair never seems to cooperate. Something to do with being too fine – it all just slides straight out until I end up with a half-up do – with the half down being entirely on one side of my head. Not quite winning the style stakes with that one! Maybe when my hair gets longer I’ll find a way to make it work :-)

    • FoxInFlats

      Am hearing you Chrissie. I have fine hair too. Have you tried hair dusting powder? Gives fab grip to silky hair. x A

      • Chrissie

        Ooh, no I hadn’t heard of it! I’ll keep an eye out :-)

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