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How to Do a Ponytail into a Top Knot

Learn how to do a ponytail into a top knot from John Barrett Salon hair artist Dhiran Mistry in this Howcast video.


Hi everybody. My name is Dhiran Mistry and I worked at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman and I'm here today with Andrea and we're going to show you how you're going to a simple ponytail into a top knot.

So as you can see, Andrea already has a ponytail, and what I'm going to do is just separate this ponytail into few different pieces to build our top knot. So depending on the amount of hair that you're applying with, Andrea's got a thick ponytail so I'm actually going to separate it into quite a few sections. And what I'll do with my first section, I'm just going to tease the hair slightly just towards the root, like so on each section just to give that top knot more volume.

So you just tease it ever so slightly at the base of every section, and that will give you a firm knot. And then you can just tease it underneath slightly, so that gives us a nice base to work with.

So now, I'm just going to take my sections and just wrap them around the ponytail like so. And then just pin these pieces down in place, just working away around the ponytail, like so.

So just grabbing each section and coming here around. You can just wrap it underneath and into the base of the ponytail closest to the head and put that right away around and underneath.

This is a really good way of wearing your hair, maybe when it's probably a bit dirtier and you don’t have time to wash it. So you just pull it back straight into pony and then just wrap each part of your ponytail around into this knot just pinning as you go.

So once you pinned the knot up, you can play with it a little bit just to perfect it, just to make it like a nice round knot. And now you have it. That's how you turn a ponytail into a top knot.

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