Fashion

The cord knot bun is about to be your go-to summer hairstyle

It’s a truth well known that just because something looks “effortless” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s effortless to do. But the cord knot bun that we’re seeing everywhere on Instagram and TikTok has us convinced that there are exceptions to the rule.

Creating a style that’s the right amount of laidback and breezy is truly an art form but this dreamy hairstyle is persuading us that a relaxed high-low vibe is easier to achieve than it might look. Even better, the mussy, boho bun is subtly sexy and looks better worn-in, so you don’t need to worry about keeping things neat. It offers up a perfect hairstyle for relaxed catch-ups with friends when you want something a little sultrier than your average pony, but it’s also a beautiful option for special events, whether you’re a bride-to-be, or you’ve got a bunch of weddings to attend this summer.

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As for how to create it, the cord knot bun involves half-folding the bottom a low ponytail back through the hair band to create a bun shape, then using the half that’s left out to wrap around the hairband and pin in place. Sounds confusing, but we’ve been mesmerised by how simple the steps are in practice.

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