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Last updated: January 31, 2018

Lily Collins’ Wispy Low Knot

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Lily Collins rocked a vampy look for the 2016 Critics Choice Awards and celebrity stylist Gregory Russell (THE stylist for stars like Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and Chloë Grace Moretz) knew the perfect ‘do to pair with the darker look. “I was inspired by Lily’s Ellie Saab gown to create a romantic, prairie goth, ’70s-inspired look with a modern texture,” shares Gregory. A great addition to your holiday hair inspo, we got the steps from Gregory himself. 


Artist: Gregory Russell
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

Products Used



Create a center part on damp hair. Apply one pump of Matrix Style Link Volume Builder Mousse to the roots in the crown and one pump of Matrix Style Link Mineral Booster to the midlengths.


Blow-dry straight using a round brush. Pin the crown section to cool for added volume.


Once cooled, brush out hair and add Matrix Style Link Height Riser Volumizing Powder to the crown for a messy, voluminous look. Distribute a pearl-sized amount of Matrix Style Link Mineral Grip Definer to the ends for movement and texture.


Take the front quarter of the hair and twist it back gathering more hair and pinning as you work to the nape of the neck. Repeat on the other side.


Loop and knot the midlengths to create a messy knot. Pull some stray pieces around the nape and face and spray with Matrix Style Link Texture Builder Messy Finish Spray for a lasting, wispy finish.

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