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Top Knot Tips


The dictionary defines a topknot (one word) as a “showy crest or knot of hair of feathers.” Top Knot, Scizzors Salon, Worcester, MAWhile this definition makes sense, it probably has nothing to do with the reason the beauty industry coined the phrase “top knot” to refer to the recent hair trend.

The top knot looks somewhat like a bun, but is oftentimes messier with a sexy appeal.

This hairstyle is versatile in the fact that it can be done quickly for a ‘do on the go, or with a little more care can be the perfect hairstyle for a night out. Any way you do it, your hair will be announcing to the world that you keep up with the latest trends.

There are endless ways to polish the look of a top knot, but only a few ways to actually form it. Creating the top knot involves twisting, knotting, or double-knotting the hair. The article below from becomegorgeous.com discusses the top knot in more depth.

How to Style a Top Knot

Effortless, carefree, stylish, flirtatious, chic and cool are just a few words that can describe a super-high bun. Learn how to style a top knot and get ready to sport this go-to style on different occasions adding drama to day or evening.
by Emily Victoria

When it comes to creating a special, effortless, comfy, yet off-duty stylish ‘do, the easy and quick top knot is the answer. Perfect for hot summer days, this versatile hairstyle is suitable for any hair type. Besides, the top knot is an instant too-cool fix when facing a bad hair day. Moreover, even though the super-high bun hairstyle might look rather laid-back and messy, it can transform your look from day to night. When matched with a fun hair accessory, top knots are playful and can make a statement.

Whatever your style is, never aim for perfection, but choose instead a slightly loose version in order to add a fresh, rebellious flair. Think flyaways that gently frame the face for a glam vibe. Curly hair? No problem, as top knots look incredibly chic and nonchalant on beautiful curls, messy, yet dressy in the same time. The simple top knot is the saving ticket for girls who are always on the run.

•  When choosing a top knot, remember to make it wearable and soft by pulling it loosely off the face and avoiding the too-tight-to-the-head version. A perfect knot starts with a perfect ponytail. Therefore, scoop hair up in a pony onto the top of your head and secure it using an elastic band. The easiest way to get a cool top knot is to twist the pony into a bun and fix it in place with some bobby pins, tucking the ends. Apply some hair spray as a final step.

•  The top knot can also be a sophisticated option that can add drama and attitude for different special occasions. For an expensive-looking and elegant version, try a less messy look with a sleeker, almost perfect finish. Well, this time, opt for a tighter ponytail. Once you’ve scooped up your hair and made the bun, take the brush and using the smooth side run it over the front in order to avoid face-framing tendrils.

•  You can also try more complicated high buns by dividing the ponytail into two sections and knot the hair. Based on the length of your hair, you can knot again. Then, secure the bun pining the loose ends at the back using bobby pins. Lightly spray hair with hairspray.

•  Since the top knot is likely to be around for seasons to come, you can play a little with its styling and choose playful hair accessories to embellish this laid-back ‘do. For bolder approaches, you can finish your top knot with bows, flowers, ribbons, headbands, or clips. So flirty, yet dressed up, the top knot has never looked so feminine and flirtatious!

The top knot is quick and easy to create and is great for the warmer months ahead. When you’re in a rush to get to some summer fun or trying to cool off, a top knot is a quick fix. Allowing wisps of hair to run free adds a sexy touch to any top knot, though you may wish to add a casual headband to help keep your top knot and flyaways in place.

By day, you can downplay a top knot with a neutral makeup palette, then rock cat eyes and red lipstick at night to add drama to your top knot. There is no wrong way to wear a top knot. Wisps, bangs, and even a middle or side part will ramp up any top knot. Add a giant glitzy barrette to the front of your top knot for instant glam or get playful with ribbons and bows.

For a gorgeous top knot or any other up-do, please visit the stylists at Scizzors in Worcester, Massachusetts. We can even teach you how to do it yourself while you’re here.

Do you ever put your hair into a top knot? What accessories, if any, do you add to change up the look?

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