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No. 3: Wedding hair how-to

Follow our five step wedding hair how-to with expert Michael Van Clarke, who shows you how to achieve an elegant asymmetric top knot

Hair how-to no.3: The asymmetric top knot

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Step one: Preparing the hair is key to achieving this look. Load mousse onto the mid-lengths and ends of damp hair, adding some thickening styling lotion just to the roots.

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Hair by Despina; make-up by Nicola Dine and the bridal team at Michael Van Clarke; photographs by Jeremy Enness; model: Indre; dress: Pronovias

Step 2: The asymmetric top knot

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To make the most of any natural texture, blast your hair dry, concentrating the heat around the hairline. While it’s still slightly damp, diffuse the length to get as much body into the hair as possible.

Step 3: The asymmetric top knot

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Tong all of the hair in small sections, starting at the hairline. Wind each one back up into a pin curl and grip to set.

Step 4: The asymmetric top knot

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Leave to cool for 20 minutes, then brush out using a bristle brush until it falls in soft, glossy waves.

Step 5: The asymmetric top knot

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For a quick up-do, brush the length into a side ponytail on top of your head. Place and discreetly pin the hair around forming an asymmetric curly style.

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