Tutorial: How to Do a Knotted Ponytail

Oh, the ponytail—the most basic and most versatile hairstyle. Slick it back, make it full and voluminous, or style it one of the many ways Gigi Hadid wears her pony. It is truly the most overachieving hairstyle. At a certain point, the challenge becomes what’s next: What else can be done to upgrade the ponytail? That’s where hairstylist Anh Co Tran comes in. We asked him to show us an easy-to-achieve, looks-complicated-but-isn’t pony, and he delivered the knotted ponytail tutorial. It’s about four steps, and it involves no hot tools or styling products. Another reason to love this look? Braiding skills not required.

Scroll through to see (in GIF form) how easy the knotted pony is!