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A Perfect TopKnot


You don’t always need to have a perfect blowout to look super chic. In fact, pairing a chunky scarf with a sleek top knot is gorgeous on the eyes. Because our hair sometimes has a mind of its own, a quick and easy top knot can “tame the mane”! Not only that, it can take your look from day to night!

There is a big difference between a put together top knot and a messy bun. A messy bun looks as though you just rolled out of bed. That might be okay for lounging around on Sunday morning but doesn’t work if you are heading out the door! Who knows? This might be the day you meet your future beau!

To create the perfect top knot, here’s what you will need:

Brush- I prefer The Wet Brush, it is gentle on the hair and won’t cause breakage.

wet brush

Wet Brush

Bobby pins- I use about 4-5 to complete the look.

bobby pins

Bobby Pins

A Ponytail Holder

Ponytail Holder

Ponytail Holder

Flexible Hairspray- My go-to is dry bar Money Maker Flexible Hold; it works, and it makes my hair smell amazing!

Money Maker Hairspray

money Maker

Step 1

Carefully sleek your hair into a ponytail. Make sure your hair is brushed out thoroughly before you place into a pony. The higher the ponytail, the higher the topknot.



Step 2

Section the ponytail into two and move tails towards the forehead and crossover. See photo for further details


Step 3

Move the hair towards the back of the hair making sure to keep the two tails separated. Depending on the length of your hair, continue with Step 2 & 3 until you have about half of an inch remaining.


Step 4

Grab 2-4 Bobby pins to place the two tails into place. Once the hair is secure, take the flexible spray and seal the entire look.


Enjoy! Here is the final look that took less than 2 minutes.

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  1. Dawn

    December 25th, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Love this girly !!

  2. Christie Cash

    December 27th, 2015 at 6:20 pm


  3. jacquie

    December 26th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Going to give this a try!

  4. Christie Cash

    December 27th, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I can’t wait to see it!

  5. Ivanna

    January 4th, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Great tutorial now if only I had my long hair back I’d try it 😊

  6. Christie Cash

    January 4th, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Ivanna,

    I will definitely do more hair tutorials that can be used for short hair as well. Thank you for stopping by! Happy 2016!

  7. Andy_B

    October 19th, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Definitely pinning for when my hair is longer! ❤❤❤

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    December 9th, 2016 at 11:39 pm

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  10. Organic

    February 3rd, 2017 at 1:12 am

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