Whether you’re trying to stay cool in the heat or want an alternative to the ponytail or messy bun look, the topknot hairstyle might just be the thing for you. This trendsetting up do is fun, versatile and great for a day at the office or a night out with girls.
No matter how you choose to wear the topknot – twisted & sleek, carefully disheveled or adorned with a scarf – this hair-topping staple will have you turning heads all year long.
Achieving the Top Knot
Create a High Ponytail
To create a perfectly coiffed top knot, start by pulling your hair up and make a ponytail top of your head. Be sure to brush every part of your hair straight up so that it is smooth. You can choose to leave a few pieces loose to frame your face, or if you have bangs, you can also leave those loose for added depth or symmetry.
Twist, Wrap & Secure
Now twist and wrap the ponytail around its base and lock it in place with bobby pins.
Finish the Style
Finish the look off with styling or hairspray. You can also choose to add embellishments like a scarf, headband or bejeweled pin or barrette
Different Ways to Style Your Top Knot Bun
For a Casual Top Knot
If you are aiming for a more causal looking topknot, secure the ponytail and wrap it loosely.
For Added Volume
To add volume to your topknot, backcomb or tease your ponytail before wrapping it.
For Added Dimension
You can also opt to section off the ponytail into a braid or braids for an even trendier looking topknot.
For More Height
Try folding the ponytail or braided ponytail in half and then wrap the rest of the hair around the folded piece. Secure all the hair in place with a few hair pins.