There are so many different ways to create a top knot or bun, but this one is my go-to because it literally takes seconds to create, and is a great look for day old, unwashed hair. I cannot tell you how many late mornings this bun has saved me from! All you’ll need is 1 hair tie, some bobby pins and hairspray.
(I took these pictures with clean hair, so my bun is not as tight as it normally would be, but you’ll get the point) 😉
Enjoy this simple tutorial!
Step 1: Gather all of your hair at the top of your crown. Pull tightly!
Step 2: Using the hand you usually don’t tie your hair with- dig your first four fingers into the hair in front of the ponytail and create a fist without letting up your grip.
Step 3: Using your free hand, tie an elastic around the ponytail without pulling the hair all the way through…creating a bun.
Step 4: Be sure to keep it tight!
Step 5: You should now have a bun similar to this –>
Step 6: Gather stray hairs and tuck underneath bun with bobby pins. If the bun feels loose you can pin the hair on the bottom side of the bun to the top of your head.
Step 7: Here’s what the top on the bun should look like…
Step 8: Spray everything with hairspray and secure fly aways with a bobby pin.
And Ta-da! Smile, because you have a cute bun that took minutes to create! Sometimes I’ll add a flower or fun clip to accent.
Do you have a go-to top knot or bun that you regularly wear? I’d love to hear how you create yours. Share in the comments below! 🙂