I’m calling this chunky knots, but I guess you could call it chunky chains or “French” knots or chains I guess! This is such a pretty style, and the best part is you really don’t need any “special” skills for this one! You will want to have a couple small claw clips on hand, but other than that, if you can tie your shoe, you should be able to do this one! This could be done on a little toddler with shorter/finer hair too. And even better, this is a 2 part hairstyle, so stay tuned next week for another way to finish off this style.
Step 1 – Part the hair down the middle
As you can see by the pictures in this post, we’ve parted it straight, and for a different look we zig-zagged it too, so whatever you prefer. Having very damp hair for this style is extremely helpful.
Step 2 – Start on the left side & part out small triangle
Step 3 – Divide that section of hair in half
Step 4 – Make a half knot
Just like when you’re tying your shoe – pass the left one under the right, then over, and through the hole. Pull it tight to the scalp.
Step 5 – Secure with small claw clip
Step 6 – Part out section of hair right behind your knot
Step 7 – Divide that section of hair in half
Step 8 – Incorporate “tails” from the first knot into this section
Step 9 – Make another half knot & pull tight
Step 10 – Temporarily secure with a claw clip
Step 11 – Repeat steps 6-10 until you run out of hair
Step 12 – Secure at the nape of the neck with an elastic
We’ve done this pretty style more than once, so I’ve included pictures from a few times that we did it. It’s turned out great each time. You could make this even more “complex” by parting out more sections if you want.