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 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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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
Prepare the hair with root lift spray – this will help create texture and lift.
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 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
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
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
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
Continue tying loose knots until you reach the end of the hair.
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
Once secured, begin to pull the knots to create a lived in texture.
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.