4 (really easy) steps to the perfect busy-girl topknot

by jasss March 31, 2017 at 11:04 am

4 (really easy) steps to the perfect busy-girl topknot

 
 

Stepping out on a hot summer day with freshly blow-dried hair is only fun for about two minutes—soon enough, you find yourself whipping out your hair tie and pulling your mane into a pony or a bun by default. Try a topknot instead. It’s a utilitarian updo with a decent helping of fun and style. In fact, “a half-up topknot adds height to your style without sacrificing length,” says hairstylist Jen Atkin. Here’s the step-by-step. 4 (really easy) steps to the perfect busy-girl topknot

 
Get a lived-in look

Mist salt spray over damp hair, and blow-dry with a paddle brush.

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 4 (really easy) steps to the perfect busy-girl topknot
Now grab some hair

Pile up the hair from the temples right at the crown. Then loop it and bunch it together.

4 (really easy) steps to the perfect busy-girl topknot
Wrap it

Atkin prefers an elastic with hooks at both ends to a traditional hair tie, which can make your topknot floppy.

4 (really easy) steps to the perfect busy-girl topknot

 
Add even more texture

Spritz a texturising hairspray through the ends for an airy finish.

4 (really easy) steps to the perfect busy-girl topknot

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