The Back Knot created using Macadamia Professional for Nicholas K S/S 2016

by - Thursday, September 10, 2015

Macadamia Professional International Creative Director and celebrity stylist Giannandrea made the “The Back Knot” a Fashion Week must-have at the Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2016 show this morning.  A modern twist on the Asian classic top knot, here’s how he did it:

Hair Look: The Back Knot 

Lead Stylist for Macadamia Professional: Celebrity Stylist Giannandrea

1. Slightly damp hair with water and create a center part all the way to the highest point of the head.  Evenly distribute Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer ($25; Ulta.comfrom the roots to the ends.

2. Section hair from top of head to ears, combing down from the part. Take back, large sections and blow dry using a diffuser and the Macadamia Professional Boar Bristle Paddle Brush ($35;

3. For heat protection and added shine, apply  Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Spray ($31.95;
onto dried hair. Run a flatiron through all sections to straighten hair.

4. Gather all hair at the nape of the neck using the paddle brush and create a tight, low ponytail.  Secure the ponytail in place with an elastic and reinforce with pins.
5. Then, secure the weft of extensions onto the elastic.
6.Take a small section of the weft to hold aside.
7. With remaining hair in the pony,  create a loose loop and secure with another elastic.
8. Wrap the small section of loose hair around the elastic, securing it with a pin and spray the Macadamia Professional Style Lock Strong Hold Hairspray ($25; for lasting placement.

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