Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pretzel Knot & Piggies

Full Credit for this hairstyle needs to be given to Princess Hairstyles for this post.  It's called the Pretzel Knot and it's what inspired this hairstyle.  I first saw this Pretzel Knot here on Pinterest and then followed it to the Princess Hairstyles site where she has a fabulous tutorial video posted!
 When I first attempted the knot I had a hard time trying to keep my side strands secure so I started mine a bit differently and it helped me a lot.  I started by creating a small 2 inch part at the front of the head just a bit off-centered.  I then created a section on each side going from the part down to the ear. 
 I secured each side with an elastic next to the ear and this helped to hold my piece I was working with a little better and this made all the difference.  I then divided the remaining hair into two equal sides and set them aside for a moment.   
I brought those to pieces to the back of the head and create the Pretzel Knot as instructed by Princess Hairstyles video found here.  At this point I had my knot made but it looked as though it was loosening a bit so I decided to secure it. 
 I took my right end of hair from my knot and added it in with that right half of hair that I had previously sectioned out and secure it all into a piggie using an elastic.  I did the same on the left side as well.  Now my knot was tightly secured and was not loosening at all.
I created a 5-Strand Braid out of each piggie and secured it at the bottom with an elastic.  I finished it off by adding some flower clips and calling it good.  When she got home after a long day at school the hair looked just as great as when she had left!  (That's not always the case with my active daughter.)  :)  


Princess Hairstyles said...

Hey, thank you so much for the mention and great job with the knot. Just saw your message on facebook and am so happy to have found your cute blog! I'm pretty sure I have seen your "swedish piggies" on Pinterest before (which I'm seeing on your sidebar)but didn't know where they had originated from. Now I know! After looking through a few of your posts, I think we have a lot in common, very similar ways of styling and tastes! ;) When I have more time, I'll definitely have to stop back by and check out the rest of your cute styles.

katie said...

i love this. and on a more random note, where are those earrings from? i`m sixteen but would looove them xD

Julie said...

Katie - the earring are from Claire's in the mall and we bought them very recently so they should still have them! :)