Ever since we discovered the back braided hairstyle, we’ve been playing with different iterations of this trendy look. Today, we’re sharing two ways to wear the braided top knot with an upside braided top knot and another version of this look that combines the top knot, braids and the half-up hair trend.
As one of our go-to (and easy!) hair ideas, this look is ideal for helping you to turn a bad hair day into a really good one. After all, many of us pull our hair up into a bun anyway. So why not create an elevated look with some edge? Instead of gathering your hair up into a simple bun to save the day, add a simple French braid at the back to pepper some style into the overall look.
Ready to get in on how you can rock this runway-inspired look? Read on to learn more about how you can whip your hair up into this modern braided updo:
1 Braided Top Knot, 2 Ways
Look 1: Easy Braided Top Knot Tutorial
Refresh your hair.
Give your hair a quick refresh with the help some dry shampoo, like Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo, throughout your roots. Next, comb your hair to both detangle and the spread product throughout your hair.
Create a section at the middle of the back of your head to create your braid. Flip hair over, then braid your hair from the nape to the center of your crown. Hold your braid and proceed to the next step.
Secure your braid.
Secure your braid with a hair elastic, then brush out the ends to remove any tangles before creating your bun.
Create a high ponytail.
Gather all of your hair into a high ponytail. Brush the ends again if needed for a smooth and tangle-free finish.
Create your bun and you're done!
Wrap the ends of your hair into a tight bun and secure with some hairpins. To complete your braided top knot hairstyle, spritz your hair with a finishing spray that will lock your look in place. For this style, we love Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.