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How To: Make Your Own Punk Knot Updo

The Fabulist, Episode 3, Punk Knot Updo Jennifer Cooper, E!

The Fabulist panel ended this week's show by declaring that the official trend of the week was the popular punk knot updo! The look has been seen on celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet, who had the sexy style as she accepted her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The trend proves to be an update to the sock bun and comes off as messy yet effortlessly chic when executed correctly. Co-host Kristin Cavallari rocked the look throughout the show, and now you can recreate this style in the comfort of your own home. Learn how to create the punk knot updo in five easy steps!

The Fabulist, Episode 3 Jennifer Cooper, E!

Step 1: Divide your hair, allowing the front of your head to be free, and put the back half of your hair securely in a tight and high ponytail. 

The Fabulist, Episode 3 Jennifer Cooper, E!

Step 2: Style the front portion of your hair, creating waves and texture. Our hair stylist used a flat iron to be able to create a natural ripple effect going down her hair, starting with a section closest to the scalp. 

The Fabulist, Episode 3 Jennifer Cooper, E!

Step 3: Finger comb the front of your styled hair and pin the portions into the back of your hair and ponytail. Careful not to use a brush here, as it can flatten the volume of the waves. 

The Fabulist, Episode 3 Jennifer Cooper, E!

Step 4: Once your hair is pinned into place, braid the portion of hair that is in the ponytail. Stylist tip: Before braiding, volumize this section with a teasing brush. It will allow your final top knot to appear fuller and thicker in the end result!

The Fabulist, Kristin Cavallari, Punk Knot Updo Jennifer Cooper, E!

Step 5: Once you have completed the braid, don't finalize the loop with a rubber band. Instead, while holding onto the end of your hair, wrap the entire section of hair around the base of the ponytail. Pin the ends and any flyaways into place and you'll own the night in this finalized punk knot updo!

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