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
Mist salt spray over damp hair, and blow-dry with a paddle brush.
Pile up the hair from the temples right at the crown. Then loop it and bunch it together.
Atkin prefers an elastic with hooks at both ends to a traditional hair tie, which can make your topknot floppy.