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Last updated: September 14, 2015

How-To: Whimsical Knot

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How-To: Whimsical Knot

For the Spring/Summer 2016 Osklen Collection, designer Oskar Metsavaht used sustainable silks, organic cottons and linens to tell the story of a young city girl traveling to visit the Ashaninka tribe of indigenous people in a remote Brazilian village. Her journey evolved in her look from luxe and self-confident to a more self-actualized and artistic woman. Playing up the details of the story through the hair, Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director created an intricate knotted twist to show the look of the girl after her time with the tribe. “The devil is in the details with soft wisps of hair throughout the sides, crown and in the back, all reminiscent of feathers,” says Antoinette. “The knot is simply folded up with the ends flared to provide an artistic look while also getting the hair away from the face so she can better explore this new world.”

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    Prep hair with Aveda Thickening Tonic and blow-dry the hair straight.

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    Pull the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic bungee.

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    Taking the end of the ponytail, pull hair up and over the base of the pony to make a loop, secure with a second bungee 1-inch from the end of the ponytail.

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    Take the remaining end and loosely loop hair around the base of the pony, leaving hair to fan out the sides and top. Secure with a third bungee.

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    Apply new Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo (Available November 1, 2015) on each side of hair to create a matte look and begin to gently massage sides to bring out wispy strands.

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    Set the look with Aveda Control™ Force Firm Hair Spray.

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