I finally got around to recording the tutorial for a knotted bun up-do! The video is kind of long (sorry), but I pride myself on being thorough. (Actually, I could still be thorough without being long, but I only recored this once. I usually record a couple times and figure out what really needs to be said vs. me just rambling - like I am now.)
This bun is easy to do and takes very little time - especially for being visually interesting. I mentioned in the video, and I'll say it here, tying your hair in a knot can be frustrating. It took me a while to get it down, so don't get discouraged if you have trouble initially. Just practice.
The hairstyle is so versatile! It can easily be worn to class, work, on the weekend, on a date, or a night out with the girls. You can tie the knot low for a romantic feel or up higher where a ponytail might sit. You can also comb hair back for a more clean, finished look or pull pieces out (like I did) for a more messy, effortless look - it's all up to you. Good luck!
Here's what I used:
Spin hair pins (optional)
See a picture of the bun here.