I have to admit, I grew my hair out long with the idea in mind of having flowing mermaid locks, but these days it doesn’t stay down for long. With the Texas heat in full effect, it’s not long before I cut my losses and throw the whole mess into a bun. And the best bun I’ve found lately has been the top knot, both for its ease of execution and its ability to not make me look bald while my hair is up. In fact I’m always looking for ways to dress up my easy up-dos for my hair, being that it’s pretty fine and thin, but luckily our friends over at Refinery 29 created a tutorial for gals like me as well as those with tons of hair. Take a look!
The first bun — I tried it — looks hilarious on me, since my hair is so sadly thin. But the second bun is the method I use most often to achieve a big, messy shape for my top knot. I’m so glad Taylor did a tutorial for this method. She uses Elnett, but I’m a big (huge) fan of Kenra 25 Volume Spray, and if you can’t find that, Bedhead Masterpiece or Hard Head are great, too. These are such user-friendly techniques to keep your top-knot bun from either looking like you just left the gym, or in my case a sad little bean on my head.
Are you a fan of the top-knot? Will you try either of these techniques?