Look of the Month
Show off your chic, sophisticated self with these cool knots designed by Charlotte Mensah of Hair Lounge in London, UK.
After shampooing and conditioning hair with a texture-enhancing shampoo and replenishing masque, Mensah applied a nourishing hair-dress over the entire mane and throughout the entire styling process.
Mensah sectioned hair “into three horizontal squares around the head,” shares the stylist. “Starting from the nape, part triangular sections into each square.” Mensah then braided each triangle section into individual, thick plaits.
Create Nubian knots by gently wrapping the braid three times before tucking the ends into the middle of the knot. Continue the pattern throughout the entire mane.
Step 4: Finish
Essential tools to create this look include a rattail comb to help with parting precision, pomade to smooth down edges and a hair clip to secure loose strands. You’ll be sporting a flawless style in no time!
STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Sensational songstress Janelle Monáe is not only known for her chart-topping music, but also for her signature and distinctive Natural hairstyle, dubbed The Monáe. “When I’m at home, I try not to bother my hair. I let it breathe and I find that’s been very helpful because the more you nitpick at your hair or pull it or comb it every single minute, it doesn’t grow, it doesn’t stay healthy and I think it should be as free as possible.”