Thursday, May 23, 2013

'The Basics' Hair Week, Tutorial #4: The 10 Sec Top-knot

{UPDATE: Check out my new step-by-step Tutorial Video on Youtube for this hairstyle!}
I'm so excited about today's tutorial! I know I might keep saying that, but this is literally the way I do my hair just about every day. Its how my hair is while I sleep most of the time (just higher on my head), its what I look most day's when I'm not going anywhere, and its even how I look on a lot of date nights, etc when I'm in a hurry. I just comb up the sides and give it a little 'oomph' and I'm all good to go!
 I decided to call it that because that's actually how long it takes me.haha This will be at the top of the list when I start doing tutorials for my hair styles, because I really can't describe or even show in pictures how fast and easy it is. I know top-knots are all the rage, but there are so many different styles, and this is the fastest for me with the best looking results. Love it! Okay here we go:
Supplies needed:
- 1 hairtie
- bobby pins (optional)
Method:
Step #1: Start with day+ old hair or spray on some dry shampoo or a bit of hairspray for some good texture. Fluff up your hair a bunch for some body, brush it back with your fingers into a ponytail.
Step #2: Tug the sides out a bit if you need more body. Twist the hair about half way down and then twist on your head about half way into a ballerina bun. 
Step #3: Holding the half-bun with one hand, grab the loose hair and spread it over the bun, holding in place with your palm. Pull a hairtie over the top of everything and tug it tightly before twisting and bringing over the top of the bun a second time, releasing halfway.
Step #4: Tug the hair out of the bun a bit if you want a bigger bun, and pin a few wild pieces in place if necessary. Comb your fingers along your scalp to make sure everything is in place, and get the whole thing with a good mist of hairspray.
Best bun ever! Oftentimes I do the same thing only if I don't have a hairtie around I stick a pen in one side and out the other, but that's another story! Anyways, for those who've asked, this is my most used hairstyle hands down, and I hope you give it a try and love it too! 

Thanks for droppin by to say hi, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me anything!
have a great Thursday,
xo, Em
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42 comments:

  1. love that hairstyle. it's easy and chic:)
    x
    http://beauty-lifestyle-fashion-blog.blogspot.de/

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  2. Such a pretty look!!! Love it!!
    Xo
    Iris

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    1. Thank you Iris! I wear y hair like that soooo much, its rediculous.haha

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  3. It looks easy to do and it's so cute!
    Well done :3
    Xoxo xx

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    1. I'm so glad! I think the tutorial makes it sound harder than it actually is, so that's good to know!

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  4. What did we do with our hair before the top knot came along?? ....I guess the same thing, we just called it a messy bun!! haha! This looks beautiful!

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    1. hahaha I'm with you! I was actually going to call it just my messy bun.haha but I figured since the public has given them a more 'smancy' name, I'd better use it if I want it to get around.haha

      THanks Becca!

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  5. sieht einfach klasse aus!
    liebe grüße
    nina von Pearlsheaven

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  6. I need to try this!! You make it look so effortless and perfect. Very lovely!

    xoxo

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    1. I hope you do! and I hope you don't have any trouble, it really is just so so fast and simple, I even do it like one handed when I'm driving! haha
      THanks for visiting!

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  7. I wish my hair could look this amazing in 10 seconds!
    I have tried this so many times and it does not work for my hair, way too heavy and
    probably not long enough.
    So beautiful on you!

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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    1. oh no! I"m sorry to hear that:/ Hopefully you have another type of quick and versatile bun that works for your hair? :)

      THank you for your sweet comment!

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  8. You look pretty whatever hairstyle you have! :)
    And I use to do a lot that top-knot, when my hair was "big".

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  9. Ah I wish my day old hair looked as voluminous and non-slick as yours!

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    1. you're sweet.haha I guess I should have put 1 day or 1 hairstyle old.haha because the risidual hairspray makes a difference, and also my hair us uaually a frizzy mess if I don't do anything to it.haha

      Thanks for stoppin by, and for your comment!

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  10. Oh, really beautiful! Can't wait for my hair to be long enough to try this :-)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice hairstyle!
    Thank you for the tuto!
    Have a awesome weekend!

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  12. I tried this today, and expected to it to be harder than you made it sound because buns always end up super tight and uncomfortable for me, BUT it was soooo easy! I loved how it turned out. I need to figure out how to make it more relaxed like you have it, but overall this was an amazing tutorial and bun! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that, because I thought I made it sound harder then it actually is.haha and I'm sooo glad that it worked out for you! I'm glad my instructions in step #3 came out okay, because that part is really hard to explain, but its the most important part too! haha
      I think once you're moving on to step #4, just tug little sections of hair out here adn there in your bun to make it look fuller, and the same way with the rest of your head all the way around, just remember that you can't shove hair back in as easily, so tug slowly! haha

      THanks for your comment girl!

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  13. When you sleep on it like this, how does your hair turn out in the morning?

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  14. Amazing lazy day hair that still looks so chic. Definitely going to do this hairstyle often since it's so humid in the south during the summer! Plus it's a great way to give your hair a rest from all of the hot hair tools. :)

    classypeach.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so cute!!! I don't really understand how to do it though, I got lost at step 3. Post a video! (:

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  16. I keep reading it, but I'm not understanding either.... A video would be super helpful. :)

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  17. Did this yesterday and today... definitely the best easy topknot I've tried and it looks so cute!

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  18. What brands of dry shampoo do you recommend?

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  19. Cute bun style! I'm going to try this today! :-)

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  20. Girl, I LOVE this! You are absolutely adorable- I'll be posting this on my blog tomorrow with a link back to you! :)

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  21. So cute!! I need a new quick hair style -- trying this one ASAP!

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  22. This is SO cute and I'm trying my hardest and I can't get it right... the first time you say to pull it back in a pony do you mean to secure that pony with an elastic or you're just holding it in your hand? Do you only secure it at the very end? Then when you say to release half way, you mean not have the elastic go all the way around your bun with the first? Ugh... am I the only confused??? I'd love a video! I really need some quick stuff like this or the hair has got to get chopped for all this July heat!

    Thanks so much in advance if anyone can help dumb me!

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  23. I just joined today, and you are the first I seen! I love your hair, I am always looking for something new to do to my hair. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to following you.

    E

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  24. AMAZING! If only mine looked half as good as yours though, haha!

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  25. Do I love this one ... YES! Best bun for every day! :)

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  26. Everytime I do anything like this, my hair just falls out through the pony tail holder. I always thought it was because my hair was too long, but your hair is longer than mine! ...Oh, the trials of straight, heavy hair! :)

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  27. Simple and lovely hairbun!
    Do you like to follow each other? Let me know!
    Have a nice day, bye!

    Lo stile di Artemide

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  28. What lipstick/gloss are you wearing?! You're gorge!

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  29. what lipstick/gloss are you wearing? You're gorge!

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  30. Yep..I love my top knot so much, I named my craft business after it!! Between topknottin it up EVERYDAY and my love for peacocks, I thought.......Why Not!!! Beautiful hair BTW, and Great tutorial!

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  31. It is really mind blowing hairstyle. Easy and can make it up in few minutes.....................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hairdresser St Kilda

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  32. My buns always turn out weird so thank you SO MUCH for this!

    www.chasingvelvetskies.blogspot.com

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