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Top Notch, Top Knots

28 March 2019
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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.


How to get the perfect top knot


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.


Unstructured top knot


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.

African woman with tight bun

Structured top knot


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.


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Space buns


Separate your hair into two high pigtails and create a bun on either side of your head (like Mickey Mouse ears).


woman with high pigtail buns

Faux top knot


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!


Add pretty accessories


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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