We fell in love with her “stego pony” last year, and now we can’t get enough of Nina Dobrev’s latest edgy hairstyle: the “knothawk.” Dobrev debuted the intricate updo on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet, and immediately editors were emailing about who would try it out first. While we doubt it’s something we can do ourselves, it’s totally worth saving in your iPhone pics for the next time you’re at the salon.
Celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri is the mastermind behind Dobrev’s unique updo. The magic ingredient: KMS California Hairplay sea salt spray, which added the needed texture to the actress’s hair. After spraying the star’s hair, Capri created a mohawk style by pinning knots from the back of her head all the way to the top. And since the actress has long, thick hair, the finished product ended up being an intricate maze of 100 (yes, 100!) knots. As you can see in the gif, it’s truly a masterpiece from every side.