Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DIY: top knot

This hairstyle is one of my favorite go to's when I am in a hurry or my hair is dirty.  This can work with long hair or shorter hair.  Here's what you do:

1.  Start with a high pony tail secured with an elastic hair band.
2.  Section hair into four sections.  
3.  Use a small comb and tease the 'inside' of the pony tail in each section working your way from the roots to the ends.  The bigger the teasing, the bigger the knot!
4.  Gently pull the sections together making sure the outside of the pony tail is smooth.  The outside can be teased as well for a more messy look.
5.  Wrap the hair around the hair band and twist slightly, or just wrap without twisting that's up to you.  During this process is when you can adjust the height and width of the knot.  
6.  Secure with several hair pins or bobby pins.  I prefer hair pins.  
7.  There's your knot!

I'd love to hear if you try it or how you do your top knot!

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  1. Adorable. Your hair is gorgeous! I usually just sock bun it up cause I don't have the bobby pin coordination :)

  2. Top knots are SO CUTE! If my hair was long enough I would do it. Love fun buns too (Gwen Stefani)

  3. You look SO CUTE with a top knot!!! It is defintely one of my favorite hairstyles, especially when I just don't want to be bothered with my hair, up onto the top of my head it goes! Plus, I was a ballerina, and it's kind of a staple for ballet ;)


  4. I need hair extensions...like stat.

  5. You look fab! Love this style :) xo

  6. I'm with Hilary. Hair extensions.

  7. thanks for sharing amanda :) i've decided you aren't a true blogger if you've never attempted the top knot - which makes me a poser so i'll have to try this asap :)



  8. Can you come over and do this for me? It looks so pretty!

  9. So cute!! thanks for the tutorial! xox

  10. Thank you for the easy tutorial. I'm hopeless with hair and make up. I've been trying to do a proper bun for the longest time. Right, I'll try this out tomorrow. Thanks again!

  11. CUTE DIY! I've attempted the messy bun look a few times, but my hair is still growing out/kinda thin. Hopefully one day it will look like yours!

  12. new[est] follower. love your hair. so much! can't wait to keep following along!

    stop by sometime!


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