Along with messy bed head, a sleek and chic top knot is among the simplest hairstyles to accomplish for a rocker chick vibe that’s always in style. This timeless hairstyle has created many a hot fashion moment in it years, with Hollywood starlets, bloggers and fashion’s elite rocking it at one point or another. Face flattering and totally achievable for all hair types, fierce top knots are sure to be your new go-to hairdo once you’ve learn the tricks of the trade.
Sleek Vs. Textured
Sleek Topknot Prep
For gals with super straight hair or wavy strands, wet hair at roots and, while blowdrying, run a soft-bristle brush from roots to mid-shaft so that strands feel perfectly smooth when gathering into a slicked-back pony. Always use a soft bristle brush for smoothing out bumps. Use a quarter-sized dollop of gel serum in order to smooth roots back when gathering hair for a pony. Complete the process by using a finishing spray on the topknot once is in place.
Textured Topknot Prep
To style straight hair or wavy strands, blowdry, then wrap small sections of hair on top of the head using a 3/4-inch iron to give hair texture. This doesn’t have to be perfect, as it’s only to add extra volume. This look is achieved best with hair that has gone a day or two without wash. Use a texture spray to add volume, then a finishing spray once topknot is in place.
Styling Sleek & Textured Topknots
Flip head over in order to gather hair into a high ponytail on top of the head. To create a sleek topknot, hair in the back of the head must be totally smooth with each section of the hairline brushed straight up so you’re able to gather it all. Hold base of the pony, then pull hair tie from wrist over the pony and twist into a figure eight to secure.
On the last loop, make sure not to pull hair completely through. Leave loop and, by the tail, divide into two even sections. If a sleek look is what you’re after, tightly wind the tail into a knot around the loop of your hair. If it’s a messy ‘do you crave, tie tail loosely into a knot. Use bobby pins to arrange and secure hair at the base. For a textured style, loosen hair and use pins to arrange. Use styling gel to achieve a wet look that’s totally on trend for fall.