Posted April 27, 2012 | 3 Comments
Finally… that messy bun has an official name: the top knot! I (Emma here!) have been swearing by this no-fuss hairstyle for years (albeit, mine a bit messier) and now I know: a) what to call it, and b) how to get the perfect top knot. This hairstyle has been popping up everywhere lately – even weddings – and we thought it was high time to share it with you on the blog. If you’re having a bad hair day, the top knot will become your favorite hair cheat-sheet style. Need more volume? A top knot essentially pumps up the volume of a traditional messy bun. Or, if you simply want a new hairstyle to try this weekend, try the top knot. Today, we’re showing you how to get the perfect top knot with some of our favorite hair inspiration images + DIY tutorials. We love this hairstyle because it is super easy, stylish, and cures a bad hair day in a cinch. Read on to find out more + find out how to style yours with… a sock? Don’t miss it!
How to Do a Perfect Top Knot
The bride in these images is simply stunning! Her hairstylist – hair + makeup by GlamourEyes Makeup Artistry International – did a beautiful job with her top knot.
How to Get a Glamorous, Perfect Top Knot
Here are a few tutorials we love…
“The Fun Bun”
The Sock DIY Top Knot
The secret to a perfect DIY top knot bun? A sock! It’s true. (I’ve tried it; in fact, I’m even wearing it myself as I write this post. It works! Plus, it makes use of those lost socks from the dryer.) Simply take a sock and snip the end. Roll the sock to create a “doughnut”- like elastic, almost like an old-school scrunchie. Put your hair in a high ponytail and place the “doughnut” elastic at the end of the ponytail and pull your hair over the sides until you reach the base. You’ll now have a perfect bun! Just pin any stray hairs and use hairspray, if you wish. If you need a video tutorial, watch this fun video we spotted by Mr. Kate at Hello Giggles below. The tutorial begins around 0:32.
So… what is your opinion of the top knot?
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