How to Style a Top Knot
An easy, casual, modern and chic look can be achieved with a top knot. This hairstyle is preferred by most girls in summer months especially. When it is too hot and you do not want to always have wet hair, best thing to do is to have a top knot. Your hair is up, away from the neck and shoulders and you feel relieved from a “burden”.
A top knot can be made both for a casual look and for special evenings. If you want to have an everyday look, slightly messy, then have the knot not too tight, yet loose and let some portion of hair fall down on your neck, for example. A top knot will also be an ideal solution for you, if you are in a hurry and do not have much time to spend on your hair. For an evening look, it is a wonderful and cheap remedy.
You have curly hair and think a top knot will not work for you? You are mistaken. It goes well with curly hair as well. The extra volume that your hair has makes the latter look even richer on you.
The top knot or a messy high bun is a chic and a great option to have, when you are wearing an outfit with a shoulder or a neck detail. When your hair is up, it gives you a chance to show off your newly obtained dress.
How to Topknot
It is the easiest thing to style. The essential part of it is a ponytail. Brush your hair carefully, then gather your hair in a high ponytail and fix it with a tie at the top of your head. You have several options next: either braid, twist or wrap the ponytail hair around the hair tie, creating a knot, and fix it again with another tie. Make sure to take a tie the same color as your hair is or at least a close one, so that the latter is not seen. If you want to have a tight knot, fix the rest of the hair round the knot with pins, use a hairspray, if you think they are loose. For a casual look, let the hair fall down.
This was the traditional way of knotting your hair. You can have a messier option as well. For this, flip your head over and gather your hair in a messy high ponytail at the top of your head. Fix it with a hair tie. The secret here is not combing your hair prior to creating a ponytail. The messier the hair, the better and sexier your look will be. If, anyways, you think some of your hair does not obey you, simply work with hands. Next, pull the ponytail in an upward then downward position to loosen it. Wrap the ponytail hair around the tie loosely. At the end, take some pieces of hair from the front, side or the back of the bun to reach a messy look.
In case you have thin hair, a most frequently used tip is teasing as many strands of the ponytail as you can. Thus you will add volume to the ponytail and your hair will look fine.
Since a topknot is really very trendy today, you can play a bit with its styling. You can take some accessories to create a more glamorous look. Use a headband, clips, flowers or ribbons at the knot. They will add more feminine and stylish features to your overall look. Besides, an accessory will accentuate your hair on special occasions, thus making it clear that the hairstyle is not an everyday one, but was reached for the evening look especially.
So, you already know a few ways of how to style a top knot and look chic on any occasion. Follow the tips introduced above and you will have an alternative on bad hair days or when you are on the run.
Top Knot Tutorial
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