How to Style a Top Knot

How to Style a Top Knot

A couple months ago, I shared a video on Instagram showing how I style this super quick and easy top knot. I think I called it a five-minute messy bun, as that would be another name for it.

But, this is truly the easiest way I know how to throw my medium/long (thin! postpartum regrowth) hair into a cute top knot style.

This is a great hairstyle for those warm summer months since it’s a stylish way to keep your hair up and off your neck and shoulders.

I love how top knots can be styled to look casual for a day out shopping or more polished for an office day.

Other easy hairstyles for warm weather:

  • Maiden Braids
  • Donut Bun
  • Dutch Braid
  • Simple Chignon Updo

You could absolutely customize this top knot hairstyle with accessories like a headband or oversized scrunchie.

1. Part your hair in the center from the crown of your head to the base of your hair on your neck.

2. Form a messy half ponytail on each side. I use clear elastic rubber bands for a no-show look, but if your hair is thicker, you may need thicker bands.

3. Each half ponytail will have a loop in the center. Pull one of the half ponies through the other loop of the other one.

4. Use bobbie pins to pin in place.

You can change up the look of your top knot by leaving bangs or strands of hair out before you begin.

Or you can pull a few small strands out after for a more tousled look. If you prefer the tousled look, here’s how to do a half up topknot. xo. Emma

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How to style a Top Knot

five minute or less hair style for medium to long hair
Keyword hair tutorial, top knot
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Emma Chapman

Ingredients

  • 2 elastic rubber bands
  • 2-5 bobbie pins

Instructions

  • Part your hair in the center from the crown of your head to the base of your hair on your neck.
  • Form a messy half ponytail on each side. I use clear elastic rubber bands for a no-show look, but if your hair is thicker, you may need thicker bands.
  • Each half pony tail will have a loop in the center. Pull one of the half ponies through the loop of the other one.
  • Use a bobbie pins to pin in place.

Notes

You can change up the look of your top knot by leaving bangs or strands of hair out before you begin. Or you can pull a few small strands out after for a more tousled look.

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