Top 10 Long Side Knots

  • Blake Lively

    With long hair, plain ponytails can be pretty drab. These ten starlets mix it up by adding interesting side knots to their long locks.




    For Blake Lively’s boho-chic hairstyle, sweep your hair to one side and separate into thirds, creating a loose braid. Leave a few pieces out to frame your face and mist with hairspray for a light hold.

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  • Katrina Bowden

    Katrina Bowden

    For Katrina Bowden’s crimped side knot, start by loosely wrapping your hair around a medium-sized curling iron. Run your fingers through to break up the curls and then pull to the side for a wavy, “knotted” side ponytail.

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  • Kate Mara

    Kate Mara

    Kate Mara starts her side braid with an intricate knotted twist. To get her look, first create a side part and brush each side of your hair to smooth out any bumps. Pull hair to one side and create an uneven braid. Spray with hairspray to prevent flyways and maintain medium hold.

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  • Ashley Tisdale

    Ashley Tisdale

    It’s sleek on top with a cool and funky pouf on the right for Ashley Tisdale. Start with a side part and smooth hair on top, then secure hair off to the side with an elastic band. Place a second band five inches down and scrunch up the middle to create a bubble of hair.

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  • Nicky Hilton

    Nicky Hilton

    Nicky Hilton keeps it neat with an architectural twist. Get the same hairstyle by brushing your back to create a sleek and smooth top. Place hair in a low ponytail, leaving out a small section of hair. Tie into a single braid and then wrap the free section around the middle and secure with a pin. Spritz with hairspray to keep in place.

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  • Ke$ha

    Ke$ha

    Ke$ha adds a rocker feel by weaving extensions into her pompadour and long fishtail ‘do. To create this look, start with a comb and tease the top to achieve sky-high volume. Then, pull remaining hair into a ponytail with an elastic band. Attach black extensions to ponytail, then separate hair into thirds to create a tight braid.

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  • Ashley Greene

    Ashley Greene

    Ashley Greene shows off her layers in this piece-y hairstyle. Get her look by creating a side part and leaving a few layering pieces out to frame your face. Pull hair into a loose side braid, then spray your hair to keep pieces from falling out.

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  • Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez rocks a slightly unkempt side knot hairstyle to accentuate her features. To get Gomez’s hairstyle, start with plenty of volume on top and tie hair into a loose side braid.

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  • Marisa Miller

    Marisa Miller

    Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller shows she’s just a regular girl with her fun and flirty side braid. You can get the same casually cool look by starting with wavy hair. Add lots of volume on top by teasing your hair with a comb. Sweep hair into a side braid using an elastic band, leaving out layers to achieve a “girl-next-door” look.

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  • Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis shows off her long locks in a totally twisted way. Get the singer’s look by pushing hair to one side. Leave out a few long pieces in the front and pull the rest into a tight fishtail braid.

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