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Top Knot Nuts

By September 28, 2012 No Comments
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Smooth and sleek on Kate Bosworth. WANT!

The ever-growing trend of the Top Knot doesn’t seem to be leaving this world any time soon.

I say, Thank Goodness!! It’s been my favorite ways to stay cool, look cute, be fashionable and professional all summer long. As far as I’m concerned, the Top Knot will still be great come winter.

The Top Knot is that fabulous bun you’ve seen sitting on the top of ladies’ heads (hence the name). There are many versions of the Top Knot…small buns, large Buns, messy buns, braided buns, etc.

Here a few Top Knot Tips and Tricks to help you achieve this fabulous look.

First, know that this typically works best on longer hair lengths (shoulder length or below). For this look, your hair must be long enough so it can all be pulled up to the top of your head (crown area or higher). BTW — it’s a FABULOUS way to have a stylish look with hair that might be a day or two dirty.

Tools you will need:

  • one hair tie
  • some bobby pins
  • one Synthetic Mesh “donut” (now sold at The Root Salon)
  • strong-hold hairspray
  • a hair brush and your hands!

Step One: Flip your head upside down and use your hairbrush and hands to smooth all the hair to the top of your head (about crown area or a little higher). Secure with a pony tail and be sure the hair is as slicked back as possible. Spray any fly-aways down and smooth with hands.

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When you’re feeling a little wild, go for the messy look and make an impact.

Step Two: Pull the hair from the pony tail through the center of the synthetic mesh donut. At this point, you can between a messy or clean look. If you’re feeling adventurous, experiment and get creative.

For a messy-looking Top Knot, grip the entire pony tail in one hand and hold it vertically while you use the hair brush to back comb. Wrap the hair around the donut and secure throughout with bobby pins (this works best if you secure the shaft and ends to the slicked-back hair near the scalp). Continue until you feel that the bun is secure and wont flop around.

For a clean-looking Top Knot, omit the back combing, wrap the hair around the donut, and secure with bobby pins.

Step Three: Secure any stray hairs and spray away! After all fly-aways are smoothed, spray the bun.

You’re all set!

By Emily Claire Chelgren[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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