A top knot is a great way to achieve a stylish look with both limited time and effort. It’s perfect for those with medium to long hair as this length is essential to adding volume to the knot. You may not think it but there are so many different ways that you can add volume to the knot and once you have mastered the technique you’ll never have an excuse to have a bad hair day in public again.
Step 1 – Apply some styling mousse to damp hair to make your hair easier to style and manage.
Step 2 – Gather all of your hair upwards into a ponytail and tie using a hair bobble being careful to ensure that all hair at the back is smooth. To make things easier, try tipping your head upside down during this step.
Step 3 – Separate the ponytail into small sections and using a fine-toothed comb, backcomb these sections to add extra volume. Secure this with some hairspray to make sure that this extra volume stays in place.
Step 4 – Once the entire ponytail has been backcombed, split the hair into two sections.
Step 5 – Just as you would with your shoelaces, tie the two sections into a knot. When creating the top knot, where you decide to place the hair is essential to getting this look right. The majority of the bun should sit towards the front of your head and not too far back whilst still remaining centred.
Step 6 – Once in place, lock the bun into position with kirby grips at the base, keeping them as close to the hair bobble as possible.
Step 7 – Finally, secure your hairstyle with a light mist of hairspray to complete the look.
Voilà, you have just created a hairstyle that was easy yet stylish. What technique to you use to create a top knot? Do you have any tips? I’d love to hear them in the comments below.
*In collaboration with John Frieda, I was not compensated for this post.