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Tousled Top Knot
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TOUSLED TOP KNOT

Rip up the rulebook when it comes to wearing your hair up. Maximise your bohemian bravura with the tousled top knot, an undone look for the free-spirited girl. Throw polished perfection out of the window and embrace textured tresses for this updo hairstyle.

Give the classic hair up look a 21st century revamp. Get a textured base with ghd root lift spray, before braiding loose plaits around the head – the looser the braids, the better. Set the texture in place with the ghd air® hairdryer for the perfect top knot preparation.

Ditch detail for dishevelled for your updo hairstyles with the tousled top knot. Get this top knot hairstyle with help from the ghd how-to guide.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Tousled Top Knot

Here’s how to get a tousled top knot

1. Spray root lift spray onto hair

2. Braid 5-8 loose plaits around head

3. Use hairdryer to heat braids

4. Cool, then undo braids and shake out

5. Gather hair up into a high pony

6. Pinch base of pony to loosen texture

7. Split pony in two and tie loose knot

8. Repeat creating knots

9. Take ends of knots and grip to head

10. Pull out knots for texture

11. Soften front of hair

step one: Spray root lift product onto hair

step one: Spray root lift product onto hair

Prepare the hair with ghd root lift spray – this will help create texture and lift.

step two: Braid 5-8 loose plaits around head

step two: Braid 5-8 loose plaits around head

To create a textured base, braid 5-8 loose plaits around the head. Don’t worry about position or how neat they are, as you want a natural finish.

step three: Use hairdryer to heat braids

step three: Use hairdryer to heat braids

Using the ghd air® hairdryer, gently heat the braids up and down the length on a medium heat and speed.

step four: Cool, then undo braids and shake out

step four: Cool, then undo braids and shake out

Once heated, allow the braids to fully cool then undo them and shake out with your hands.

step five: Gather hair up into a high pony

step five: Gather hair up into a high pony

Using your fingers to keep a natural texture, gather the hair up into a high ponytail at the top of the head and secure with an elastic. Do not be afraid to go high with this!

step six: Pinch base of pony to loosen texture

step six: Pinch base of pony to loosen texture

Once the hair is secured in a ponytail, pinch the base to loosen and add more texture.

step seven: Split pony in 2 and tie loose knot

step seven: Split pony in 2 and tie loose knot

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

step eight: Repeat creating knots

step eight: Repeat creating knots

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

step nine: Take ends of knots and grip to head

step nine: Take ends of knots and grip to head

Take the very ends of the knots and grip them in place at the head.

step ten: Pull our knots for texture

step ten: Pull our knots for texture

Once secured, begin to pull the knots to create a lived in texture.

step eleven: Soften front of hair

step eleven: Soften front of hair

Soften the front with your fingers or by brushing a soft brush in the opposite direction to the hair.

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