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How to Create These Sculptural Top Knot Hairstyles

Get artsy with your hair.

We love top knot hairstyles because they’re simple and easy to do in the nick of time. However, top knots have the potential to be something much more than a basic bun. This season, opt for upgrading your updo into a work of art. What do we mean? Create a sculptural statement with your bun and have fun. Read on to learn how to create some of our favorite looks of the moment.

Tutorial: Sculptural Top Knot Hairstyles

young model with super high top knot hairstyles
Go high, super high with this tower top knot style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Type of Top Knot: The Sleek Tower Bun

How to Style It: Apply a quarter size amount of Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel to clean air-dried hair. Smooth the gel throughout your hair lengths (root-to-ends), then gather into a ponytail. Twist the ends of your hair until it begins to spiral on its own, then wind it up into a tall bun. Secure the height of your bun with hair pins and allow your hair to dry.

young woman with undone top knot hairstyles
Try top knot hairstyles with origami inspiration and a modern twist.

Origami inspiration with a modern twist.

Type of Knot: Origami-Inspired Undone Bun

How to Style It: This style is so easy you could most likely do it with your eyes closed. Apply Suave Professonals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to your strands for shine, then gather hair up into a high ponytail. Loop your hair ends through half way, leaving the ends peaking out. Apply hair pins around the base of your bun to secure your top knot in place.

young woman with double top knot hairstyles backstage at fashion week
Double bun fun! Create the illusion of two with a simple styling trick. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Type of Top Knot: The Double Bun

How to Style It: Why have one, when you can create two? Create this look by applying TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel to your damp hair. Use a boar bristle brush to smooth your hair up into a sleek and neat bun. Coil the ends of your ponytail to create a bun and pin down to your head. Your bun should resemble a long eclair as opposed to a round donut. Secure with pins to hold the shape in place. Take an elastic hair tie and wrap it around the middle of your bun to create the illusion of two.

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Alyssa François
Your Mane Attraction, Alyssa
07 February 2017

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