Step-by-Step: Twisted Knot

Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2017 hair by Holli Smith for Bumble and bumble.

Hair Inspiration: “The clothing has a retro feel with borrowed textures and patterns from the 1800s. I wanted to pull a sporty look from that hair but didn’t want everyone to look robotic or the same,” said Holli Smith. 
“Lots of girls have cool haircuts – bangs, shags, shaved heads – so we’re leaving them as is and just adding a little product. The other models are wearing a headband with a tight chignon with pieces pulled out from the bun and around the hairline.”
Look 1 – Long hair

  • Spray Thickening Hairspray throughout hair. Apply Brilliantine on the fingertips and rake through hair.
  • *Tip: Holli didn’t use a brush through the hair because she wanted the models to look boyish and less “done”

Products Used: Thickening Hairspray, Brilliantine
Look 2 – Headband with chignon  

  • Spray thickening Hairspray and Surf Spray throughout to give the hair a light hold and grip.  Apply a thick, fabric headband and position just behind the ears. Pull hair into a chignon (or small bun) in the back of the head and secure with a hook elastic.
  • Pull pieces of hair out from around the band and the chignon to give the look a sporty, tougher feel. Finish with Strong Finish Hairspray.

Products Used: Thickening Hairspray, Surf Spray, Strong Finish Hairspray (launching in October)

About: Bumble and bumble was founded in 1977 as a New York City salon known for its inventive cuts and connection to the fashion and editorial world. Today, the company includes a complete hair care line with a full range of shampoos, conditioners, styling and treatment products, as well as The House of Bumble, home to an additional salon and Bumble and bumble University, which provides both business and design education to its network of salons. For more visit