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  • Emma Schaetz

    The top knot, or messy bun, is a great hair style when you don't have a lot of time, but want some style, and it always looks classic. It works best for the gals with longer hair, but shorter haired gals, need not to worry. Here's how to achieve the look: 1. Start with a smooth pony tail, high on the top of your head. Secure with an elastic hair band. 2. Take a small comb and tease or back comb small sections of your hair, working from the roots to the ends, to create fullness. The point of a top knot is to have height. 3. Repeat step two until all of the ponytail hair has been teased. If you have time, you can also curl it with a curling iron. 4. If you want your pony tail to have some looseness, gently pull the hair around the pony tail holder loose, at the top, sides and back of head. 5. Gently brush the teased hair to smooth it out slightly. Make sure however, to not brush out the tease. 6. Gather the hair in the form of a bun and wrap the hair around your pony tail holder in a clockwise direction. You do not need to twist, just wrap. 7. You can adjust the top knot for width and volume here. Secure with several bobby pins at the base to keep the bun in place. 8. Throw some hair spray in there and you've got your bun, hun! I like to top it off with a cute pair of earrings to draw attention to your face.

  • Emily Boehm

    top knot sans sock bun

  • Christine DeVore

    Top knot - hair idea

  • Erin Marie Warren

    the top knot hair bun tutorial-super easy and fast! :)

  • Melissa McDaniel Elliott

    Or so she says...: Top Knot Bun ~ Hair Tutorial (she: Katie)

  • Alicia Olsen

    Top knot. Oh how I am wanting long hair right now...

  • peata h

    Cute top knot bun hair style

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First backcomb your crown section to give it some height, don't worry if it's messy, that's the look. * Next, take the two front sections of your hair and twist them, and as you do, collect all the hair from each side your head, so you're left with two ponytails. * Finally collect all your hair at the nape of your neck and twist into a bun before securing with bobby pins! * Spray with hairspray to give it some hold! Voila!

I perfected this 'do' in the Army. Use knee socks for a bigger bun and just snip the toe off. Also, use the same color as your hair if possible.

MUST TRY! Things Needed: Curling Iron, Elastic Band, Bobby Pins, Comb & Hair Spray. 1) Curl hair and create a low pony tail with the bottom middle portion of the hair & divide the rest into 3 sections 2) Tease the top portion & twist it down to the ponytail & pin it 3) Tease side portion & twist it to the ponytail & pin it 4) Repeat on other side 5) Add some hair spray & you are ready to go!