Wednesday, September 5

Hair Tutorial// The Braided Top-knot

I've been doing this style a lot lately because (believe it or not) I'm a huge bun/top-knot person, and sometimes I just need to switch it up a bit! This style does all the same things I love about my regular bun, but just gives a little fresh air to my every-day hair routine:
As usual, this style is very quick! and its so simple it really doesn't need a step-by-step, but I'm all about being over-helpful whenever possible, so here it is:

  • 2 hair-ties
  • several bobby pins
Step #1. Use your fingers to 'brush' your hair up into a high ponytail on top of you head, pulling your bangs to one side (if you have them of course:)). Using your fingers will give the easy textured look to the sides of your top-knot. Brush for a smoother look.
Step #2. Braid your ponytail loosely from top to start to finish, and secure with another hair-tie. Tug your hair out here and there if you wish to make your braid a bit thicker looking.
Step #3. Pull your braided ponytail forward and start spiraling it in a clockwise motion around itself (again loosely) until you run out of braid! Tuck the end under the bun, and pin about 4-6 times or until you feel it's secure. Done, and done!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! It really gets me excited when i hear stories about readers trying hairstyles using one of my tutorials, so let me know if you have, or plan to!

Have a lovely, lovely day:)
xo, Emily


  1. I really love that hair style. It's perfect for any occasion and looks like it's so easy to do. I need to try it out :) Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. First of all, you are SO gorgeous! That looks really cute on you but I doubt I could pull it off. Love it, though!

  3. Hey, this looks pretty easy and like something I could actually do with my hair (opposed to a boring ponytail every day). I'mma have to get myself some bobby pins (don't seem to have any here at college, haha!) and try this out. :)

  4. ohhh you have such a lovely freckles :) Very pretty! I wish my hair was apropriate for this kind of hairstyles ^^ but it is so curly and difficult to deal with :D

  5. It looks great on you! I wish my hair was longer so I could do this! :)

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  6. You look amazing. I'm going to have to try this out. normally I just braid my hair regularly and wrap it ontop and secure with bobby pins but this looks so much more stylish.


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  7. I need to try this. I love braided hair. I recently did my hair in a heart shape braid in the back. When you have long hair, its nice to get it off your neck.

  8. Very beautiful and explantory ofcourse !!
    By the way thats one nice and inspiring intro you had given about yourself !!
    Cheers Emily