Day 29: French Knotties {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-Nine: French Knotties
Skill To Learn: Knotties Coiled In Horizontal Slices
Difficulty: Moderate
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, a Bunch of Bobbies

 For Day Twenty-Nine of 30 Days, 30 Ways, we’re going to apply the horizontal slicing you learned in French Braiding with the fancy coils you learned in Knotties, which I am dubbing French Knotties.   I am not going to break this hairstyle down into incremental pictures, because you have already learned everything you need to know in other hairstyles!  Begin by anchoring the top section of your hair up in Partial Knotties.  Then slice out horizontal partings and coil each one in the center, anchoring with crossed bobbies. 


A couple more things to keep in mind:

  • As you each twist each coil towards your head, feel for the knot above it so that you can position them close together
  • As you grow more adept at blindly twisting knotties, you can practice alternately twisting to the left and the right.  On Emilie’s hair, I twisted each coil to the right, but because I allowed it to have the messy look, you can’t really tell.  On my hair (below) I switched between twisting to the left and to the right so that it would have more visual interest since I tucked the tails of the knots. 
  • You can also use additional bobby pins to grab hair from separate tiers of knots together and attach them to root hair to add stability to the style. 
  • Lastly, note that Emilie’s hair is styled with bangs back but mine is styled with the bangs left out.  This is a nice way to change up the look, and you can also incorporate the faux bang if you create deep side parting and then build your style from there.  (We’ll be reviewing that again tomorrow!)


Have a great day and remember that someone needs a ray of light today that only you can shine.
Make time for inspiration, be yourself without apology and always light your world with goodness! 


About ~Sarah

Artist. Musician. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Existentialist. Pilgrim.

Posted on January 29, 2012, in beauty, hair tutorials and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I absolutely love this French Knotties! My Mom always wore the French Twist so I love the modern version.

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