How to Style Your Hair in a Top Knot

The beauty of a topknot is that it can be styled loosely for a casual look or made sleek for a formal affair.

You will need

  • Medium length or longer hair
  • A brush or comb
  • A ponytail holder
  • Hairspray
  • A curling iron or hot rollers
  • Bobby pins

Step 1 Prep your hair Start with slightly dirty hair; freshly washed locks are difficult to control.

Step 2 Make a high ponytail Brush or comb your hair into a very high ponytail on top of your head, and secure it with a ponytail holder.

Step 3 Make some waves Taking a small section of ponytail at a time, create soft curls with either a curling iron or hot rollers.

Step 4 Let curls cool Let the curls cool for a few minutes.

Step 5 Make loops Using your fingers, make a loop out of each curled or braided section, tucking the tip under the ponytail base and securing with a bobby pin.

Step 6 Spray again Give your style staying power with a final spritz of hairspray.