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12 Days of Christmas Hair Day 10: Woven Top Knot Bun

Like your presents, only better.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a top knot bun! We’re close to ending the holiday party season, and to be honest are a bit reluctant to let go of that buzz in the air. We think it’s time we stepped it up and kept it going with a fun updo with today’s installment of 12 Days of Christmas Hair. We showcase how to achieve a festive version of the braided top knot bun using some holiday trimming. The result: a charming updo that resembles the multi-bowed starry ribbons on a holiday present!

Check out this cheeky party hairstyle that’s set to make you the prettiest thing under that tree. Read on for steps on how to get a totally wearable woven top knot bun:

12 Days of Christmas Hair Day 10: Woven Top Knot Bun Tutorial

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Make sure your base is smooth for a flawless hairstyle. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 1: Refresh your hair with a dry shampoo.

Remove any residue and oil with a spritzing of dry shampoo. We like the scent and instant refreshed feeling we get from Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo. Brush through your hair to distribute evenly and detangle strands at the same time.

Step 2: Apply some serum to smoothen.

Make sure your ends are smooth and frizz-free with a few drops of serum, such as Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate. Comb through your ponytail using your fingers or a fine-toothed comb to distribute the product evenly.

Step 3: Gather your hair into a ponytail.

For your top knot bun, first gather hair into a high pony at the crown of your head. (It may help to flip your head over.). Secure with a neutral-colored hair tie.

Step 4: Start braiding.

Starting from the very top of your pony, begin a regular three-strand braid while incorporating your holiday ribbon of choice into one of your sections. Continue the plait till you reach the ends, and secure with another hair tie.

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Put a ribbon on it: The bumpier, the better! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 5: Twist your pony into a bun.

Create your top knot bun by coiling your ponytail around its own base. Secure onto your scalp with some bobby pins.

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Finish with a light misting of some hairspray to keep halo frizz away. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 6: Finish with hairspray.

Hold your look in place with a coat of firm-hold hairspray, such as TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray. You’re ready to go rockin’ around that Christmas tree one last time!

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