Celebrity hair how-to: Laura Whitmore's messy French Knot updo

Published Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Laura Whitmore sported a cute little hairdo at the weekend. Super-sexy, slightly messy and not too hard to copy ourselves – just the way we like 'em!

The MTV presenter showed off her 'French Knot' on Instagram on Monday (5 August), kindly showing us a snap of the back of her head so we could see exactly what was going on...

Laura Whitmore shows off the back of her French Knot hairdo, Instagram, 5 August 2013

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Laura Whitmore with her cute 'French Knot', 5 August 2013

We're not sure what the occasion was (annoyingly!) but with what looks like a can of hairspray on the table, we can only guess that Laura was attending some kind of hair event...

But no matter, what we ARE concerned with is her fabulous, tousled updo which looks pretty simple to do at home.

Here's how...

1. First, part your hair in the middle and spritz your roots with dry shampoo to create a bit of body and texture. We love good old Batiste, £2.99, boots.com which is always a winner.

2. Next, scoop one side of your hair back towards the nape of your neck, loosely roll it upwards a few times, then secure with Kirby grips leaving the ends free.

Laura Whitmore, The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals, 12 May 2013


Laura worked a similar tousled updo at the BAFTA Television Awards, 12 May 2013

3. Repeat this with the other half of your hair so you have two rolls meeting in the middle and pinned at the nape of your neck.

4. Grab the ends and twist them together as if you're tying them in a knot, then tuck in the ends and secure with more grips.

5. Finish with a spritz of hairspray and you're done.

The best thing about this look is it doesn't matter if it's not perfect. A few ends poking out just adds to the soft, sexiness of it.

Simple AND sexy? The perfect combination in a hairdo don'tcha think?

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