how to create a sleek top knot

High and Mighty: The Sleek Top Knot Style

Yes, another top knot.

Have you seen our power hair round up? If not, take a second (ok, a minute) to read through and come back to this post. One of the standout styles from that article was the top knot hairstyle. It’s no secret that the super high bun hairstyle makes us feel fierce, especially when it’s super neat and tight like this sleek top knot style below. Read on to learn how you can get this powerful look at home.

How to Create a Sleek Top Knot Hairstyle

young asian woman with platinum blonde sleek top knot hairstyle
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Step 1: Start clean.

Before creating your sleek top knot style be sure to start with a clean slate. You’ll be needing gel to create this look so we suggest cleansing first to avoid product buildup. Wash your hair with Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner to gently cleanse and smooth hair cuticles for smooth, manageable hair.


Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo



After washing your hair, prep with TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spraythen blow-dry straight using a round brush.

Step 2: Apply gel.

Coat hair with TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gelthen distribute the product through using a boar bristle brush. We suggest using the Ibiza OC7 Oval Flat Hair Brushwhich is suitable for all hair types.

Step 3: Create a high ponytail and bun.

Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hair elastic. Wrap the ends around the base of your ponytail to create your bun and insert hair pins to lock it in.

Step 4: Set with hairspray.

Finish your sleek top knot style with a shine spray that also provides hold. Our current fave: Catwalk by TIGI Camera Ready Shine Spray

Loved this sleek top knot hairstyle? Try your hand at more powerful looks like this wet hair look or one of these sculptural top knot hairstyles

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