if there is one thing you guys know i love, it’s a good top knot. it’s basically been one of my biggest go-to hair styles over the last billion years because it’s super quick, requires only a one elastic band, and can look great for any occasion. i broke down how i do mine today for the blog, since you guys are always sweet and ask me about it.
i love a messier and looser top knot since i have bangs. it just seems to look better on me than a more slick and tightly pulled back top knot. when i don’t have bangs, i really love trying for a deep hair part and a tighter pulled back top knot though. for some reason i really don’t think i can pull that version off well, but i promise you it really truly does look beautiful on everyone else (as do earrings. ugh. don’t get me started).
TOP KNOT DETAILS
first- because i don’t have crazy thick or long hair, i always start by teasing my hair a bit and using a volumizing spray (this dry volume blast spray is the one i swear by and use daily.)
second- after i’ve teased the hair a bit, i pull all of it loosely to the top of my head with my fingers. it’s okay if there are some bumps and what not, it adds to the look. ;) secure your hair on top of your head with an elastic band, but don’t pull your hair all the way through the last time, making a short loop.
third- take the remainder of the hair that is not in the loop, and loosely twist it around the loop, tucking the ends of the hair into the elastic band to hold it in place. (if your hair is a lot longer than mine, you might need to loop it a few times, or use a few bobby pins to secure it down. if your hair is my length or shorter, no bobby pins needed!)
fourth- pull any bits of hair around your ears or around your face out of the pony tail to help frame your face and complete the messier look. you can also pull and play with the top of the loop you made in your top knot to give a higher, thicker appearance. if you’re into that thicker look, which i obviously strive for. ;)
here is a closer up shot of the loop i made with my elastic and how i’m twisting the remaining hair around that loop.
all done! a 20 second hair style is the best hair style of them all.
now if only i could figure out how to cut my bangs by myself without butchering them every time, i’d be set in life. if any of you have tips on cutting bangs at home, can you share your knowledge and wisdom with me and others in the comments below?
happy top knot wednesday! :)