Bottom Knot with Braids Tutorial

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Little man is starting to become very grabby, pulling my golden locks whenever he can.

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Stinker with a capital S.  But we love him all the same.  So with that being said (because I know everyone loves a cute baby), I am sharing a tutorial of my favorite hairstyle.

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It’s the opposite of the popular top knot, with braids as an added attraction.  I have even taken the knot out the next day and had the prettiest looking curls.

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To start, make sure your hair is completely dry and do some backcombing at the top for added volume.  I also use some dry shampoo at my roots for a nice textured look.

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Gather your hair from behind your ears and pin in the back, leaving the hair by your ears out.

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If you have fine hair, bobby pins will work.  However, if your hair is thick, you’ll have to use an elastic hair band to keep it secure.

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Next, take the hair in front that you left out and split it in half.  The front will be left out again, while the other section will be your braid.

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Go ahead and braid!  A good tip for braiding is to braid in the direction you want it to go. Otherwise it will get kind of frumpy and lumpy.

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After braiding both sides, loosen your braid by pulling it on the sides from bottom to the top.  This is how you make a small skinny braid look thicker.

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Now you’re going to place the braid over the hair you gathered, pinning with bobby pins. Then do the same with the other side, laying one braid below the other.

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Gather the bottom section into a low pony and secure with a clear elastic. Next, twist that pony as you would a top knot and secure with another clear elastic. Then wrap the sections you left in front around your bottom knot and secure with bobby pins.

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There! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. I’m no longer working behind the chair, but I still have a passion for beautiful hair.
Please feel free to ask any questions you have about this style or anything about hair in general.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Katie says:

    Lovely! Your photos are fabulous.

    1. Janell says:

      Thank you! 💛

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