From strutting through an airport to hanging out at a photoshoot, celebrities have been spotted looking great in this half-up top knot do. On this week’s How-To Tuesday, we will be showing you the ropes to creating this effortless yet chic look that’s perfect whether you’re rushing to your 8:00 am class or going out with friends.
Here are 6 easy steps to a perfect half-up top knot:
1. SECTION OFF YOUR HAIR
Long Hair: Grab a larger section. Since your hair is longer, your bun should be bigger.
Short Hair: Grab a shorter section. Since your hair is short, your bun should be smaller.
Men: Do as above depending on if your hair is long or short.
Twirl the hair that is sectioned off. This step is the same across hair lengths. For men, this requires the pull-thru method that is pictured
3. CIRCLE THE HAIR INTO A TIGHT BUN **Skip for men
Long hair: Circling your hair into a tight bun is the best way for a proportioned and controlled top knot for this much hair.
Short hair: You can either circle it as so, or use the pull-thru method that is demonstrated with the man. Since your hair is shorter, either should work and still look proportioned and controlled.
Men: You have already done this using the pull-thru method.
4. SECURE BUN WITH A HAIR-TIE
Long Hair: This is necessary to secure the twirled, tight bun.
Short Hair: If you used the pull-thru method, you may already have done this.
Men: You have already done this by using the pull-thru method.
5. BOBBY-PIN YOUR BUN
Long Hair: Bobby-pin any section that is uneven or sticking up to better control the bun.
Short Hair: This may not be necessary for you, but bobby-pin any section that is uneven or sticking up if better control is needed.
Men: You do not need to do this.
Long Hair: This is important. Long hair tends to weigh down and flatten the volume of your hair. Tug at the sectioned part and at the bun itself to create a messier and fuller bun.
Short Hair: You do not need to do this, usually shorter hair has a natural volume However if needed, tug at the sectioned part and the bun itself for a messier and fuller bun.
Men: You may tug at hair as pictured to create a fuller bun—but not too much! If you pull too much, you may risk it falling out.
Tatiana Perez is a Staff