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Tousled Top Knot with Curls
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TOUSLED TOP KNOT WITH CURLS

Hair up, or hair down: that is the question. Take inspiration from ghd and you’ve got the answer to your hairstyle predicament. A tousled top knot with curly hair gives you the best of both worlds – an edgy updo hairstyle partnered with sultry curls, perfect for any occasion.

Channel your inner-boho babe and pack a whole lot of style into one look. Craft free-flowing movement with the ghd curve ® soft curl tong, before dressing your curly hair out with the ghd detangling comb. Hair grips are a must to get your hair up – these will keep your top knot fixed in place.

Get your own tousled top knot with curls by following the ghd how-to guide for the ultimate bohemian-meets-glamour style.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Tousled Top Knot with Curls

Here’s how to create a half top knot with curls

1. Spritz curl hold product on hair

2. Section hair at bottom of head

3. Place tong below section and wrap hair away from face

4. Wrap hair and hold for 5-8 seconds

Repeat down entire section

6. On next layer, wrap hair towards face

7. Finish layer wrapping towards face

8. Repeat on layers, alternating direction of curl each layer

9. Dress curls with detangling comb

10. Create a halo parting

11. Pinch hair at front

12. Separate hair in two and tie the two sections in a knot

13. Repeat until you reach end of hair

14. Roll knots back and grip on top of head

15. Pull apart to add texture

step one: Spritz curl hold product on hair

step one: Spritz curl hold product on hair

Prep the hair with ghd curl hold spray.

step two: Section hair at bottom of head

step two: Section hair at bottom of head

Take a section at the bottom of the head from ear to ear.

step three: Place tong below section and wrap hair away from face

step three: Place tong below section and wrap hair away from face

Place the ghd curve ® soft curl tong below one of the sections and wrap away from the face.

step four: Wrap hair and hold for 5-8 seconds

step four: Wrap hair and hold for 5-8 seconds

Twist or flat wrap the hair around the tong and hold for 5-8 seconds.

step five: Repeat down entire section

step five: Repeat down entire section

Repeat this technique across the section, always wrapping away from your face.

step six: On next layer, wrap hair towards face

step six: On next layer, wrap hair towards face

On the next section, wrap the hair towards the face instead.

TIP: Alternating the curling direction of each section will give you a textured finish.

step seven: Finish layer wrapping towards face

step seven: Finish layer wrapping towards face

Finish this layer always wrapping the hair towards the face.

step eight: Repeat on layers, alternating direction of curl each layer

step eight: Repeat on layers, alternating direction of curl each layer

Continue working in layers up the hair, always alternating the direction of the curl away from or towards the face with each layer.

step nine: Dress curls with detangling comb

step nine: Dress curls with detangling comb

Dress the hair by gently combing through the hair using a ghd detangling comb.

step ten: Create a halo parting

step ten: Create a halo parting

Separate the top of the hair to create a ‘halo parting’ with your fingers, and secure with an elastic.

step eleven: Pinch hair at front

step eleven: Pinch hair at front

Pinch the hair at the front to loosen slightly.

step twelve: Separate hair in two and tie in two sections in knot

step twelve: Separate hair in two and tie the two sections in a knot

Separate the hair in two and tie a loose knot by crossing the two sections and looping the end of one through the middle.

step thirteen: Repeat until you reach end of hair

step thirteen: Repeat until you reach end of hair

Continue tying loose knots until you reach the end of the hair.

step fourteen: Roll knots back and grip on top of head

step fourteen: Roll knots back and grip on top of head

Roll the knots backwards around the elastic and grip them in from behind at the top of the head.

step fifteen: Pull apart to add texture

step fifteen: Pull apart to add texture

Once secured, begin to pull the hair apart to add a lived in texture.

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