Cat and I have both been asked a few times about some pointers for my top knot game. I don't claim to have the magic touch in most areas, but my top knot game is pretty strong and one I claim to own like a boss. Most of the questions we've received are about my half-up knot, so I'm here to share a few of my tips in hopes to convince you this is a summer hairstyle you should get on, stat.
It's the perfect hairstyle if you're trying to grow your bangs out and they are at in-between phase.
It's super cute for a relaxed vibe with straight hair, or add in some fresh curls for a little bit of a fancier night out. I'm telling you, top knot game is where it's at.
- The less hair, the better. I section off a chunk of hair down the middle of my head and use only that. Too much hair makes a very large top knot and therefore doesn't give you the right vibe.
- Do this with dirty hair. Fresh, clean hair is not the time to try a top knot. It needs to be a day or two dirty in order to really work. Use that dry shampoo and embrace the dirty!
- Use a very small, thin rubber band and have a few bobby pins on hand. To make it look extra pieced together I pull a few hair strands out and use the bobby pins to place the hair around the rubber band. This will help make it look fuller and less perfect.
- Don't do it too far on the back of your head. The key is for it to be pretty much on the top of your head. Hence the word, top-knot.
- Don't shoot for perfection. The best top knot is one that's a little messier and not so perfect.
- Curl your hair, straighten your hair or throw the rest in a braid
- Practice and confidence. Rock that top knot like nobody's business!