A topknot, a.k.a. fancy word for bun, is awesome and fast and looks way fancier and harder than it is.
Step 1: High ponytail. Pull all you hair up on top of your head. You should be able to see the ponytail when you look in the mirror. I don’t do mine super tight or smooth, but if you prefer it slick and JLo like, then use a boar bristle brush to get the hair super smooth. I secure my ponytail with a tight hair elastic.
Step 2: Spray the hair in the ponytail with hair spray or a texture spray to add volume and give the hair grip.
Step 3: Start to work the hair from the ponytail around the base of the elastic. You want to work the hair so that it’s loose and full, but smooth. I hold the hair that’s already been shaped into the bun with one hand and work the rest of the hair with my other. I keep pulling it apart and around to create a fuller bun, as opposed to just wrapping all the hair tightly around the elastic.
Step 4: Tuck the ends under the bun and…
Step 5: It’s officially bobby pin time. I put bobby pins all around the base of the bun. I make the bun look even and secure any wonky pieces with a bobby pin.
Step 6: Spray with a little hairspray and you’re good to go, boo.
Here are a few close ups of Step 3, me holding the bun in one hand and finger combing/wrapping the hair around. Full disclosure, I tried filming a tutorial on this twice and both videos came out weird looking. But if this really doesn’t make sense, please comment and I’ll try it again. Third time is a charm 🙂
Thank you for reading! Tag me in your Instagram pictures if you try this look and love it @girlgetglamorous. I want to see your buns, hun!
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