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We’re a fan of the top knot because it’s so easy to achieve, you can totally do it when you’re in a hurry. It’s also a fantastic way to wear your hair if it’s misbehaving (curly-haired girls will understand!), or if you haven’t had a chance to wash it.
The trick to the top knot is to wear it high on your head: sky-high. The more height you create, the better it will frame your face.
This is good for straight, wavy and curly hair. Pull your hair into a high pony and secure with a hair band. Take sections of hair and twist and pin them into a loose bun. Try and keep a basic shape going but you don’t need to worry about being too tidy. Allow some hair to fall out around your hairline to frame your face.
Pull your hair into a high pony, but use serum, cream or hair spray to slick the hair right back from your face. Twist sections of your hair into a very smooth shiny bun. Use a smoothing serum or similar product to keep frizz and flyaways to a minimum.
Separate your hair into two high pigtails and create a bun on either side of your head (like Mickey Mouse ears).
If your hair is just long enough to pull into a pony but not long enough to make a bun, you can fake it. Twist some plaited hair extensions around your high ponytail and voila!
How does a top knot become a glam style for a night out? Accessories! Add a couple of diamanté clips, a headscarf or even fresh flowers to totally upgrade the look.
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