ah the top knot...the essential "go to" for the fashion gal on the go! can be sleek or messy, tight or loose 'n wild...but regardless, it's always chic! as all good clothes horses know, hair should be kept off the face when paired with a loud outfit..and definitely up when paired with structured or voluminous shoulders... the top knot is the perfect outfit topper...literally!
how to: works best on day-old hair..if you're freshly washed, add a bit of sea salt spray (i love davines for wizards or bumble and bumble's version!) to rough it up. flip your head, gather all your hair, secure with elastic. the next part is up to you... depending on how loose or tight you want it.. if you want it loose, tease the ponytail with a mason brush, twist gently, and secure with bobby/hair pins. if you want it tight, don't tease, just twist tightly and secure with bobby/hair pins! pull baby hairs along the scalp and ears out for a devil-may-care look, or spray your brush with hairspray and secure them all back for a cleaner style.
always throw a few extra bobby pins in your clutch on your way out the door, for good measure, and you're set!