Top Knot Tutorial | Short Hairstyle

05 July 2016

Hey lovely readers! As most of you have already noticed, I cut 12 INCHES off of my hair last month.  It was a huge decision I made the day before I went into my salon and I still can't believe I actually did it haha.  My hair had never been that long before and I just absolutely loved every inch of it.  As most things go, all good things must come to an end, and in my case, my hair was cut and donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  As much as I couldn't imagine not having long hair for my sister's wedding this October, I feel so much more happier knowing someone out there is gaining an extra 12"'s of hair.

Since my cut, I've been dealing with that awkward short hair phase where it's not long enough for certain hair styles.  I've basically just been straightening it, attempting beach curls and my knotting.  When I had long hair, I always felt like my top knots looked weird and ended up taking my buns apart.  I'm sure it was probably just all in my head because now I seriously can't stop top knotting!  It's my favorite hair style to do right now, so I'm going to show you guys how I make it happen in just four easy steps.  Let's do this!

Step 1

Straighten or curl your hair.  I've found my knots work best with 2-3 day unwashed hair.  I've done a knot the same day of a wash and the only difference was my bun was much sleeker and required more bobby pins to keep it in place.  My hair here was washed and air dried the day before taking these pictures, so it's super clean and silky.

Step 2

To make your part, take your thumbs and form a decent sized mini pony tail.  I usually start around my temples to only get the very top of my hair.

Step 3

Gently comb the front of your pony tail with your fingers and either pull it as far back as you'd like or give yourself a little room for a loose pompadour.  Use your right index finger as a base and begin wrapping your ponytail around.

Step 4
Remove your finger and tie your bun with a skinny hair tie.  Take a few bobby pins and pin where needed to keep your bun from falling out of place.  Apply light hairspray to the front of your hair as well as your top knot.

That wasn't so hard was it?!  If your knot doesn't come out good the first time, it's totally okay just try again :)  Practice will make perfect and before you know it, top knotting will be your go-to five minute hairstyle.  Anyway, I'm done with my first hair tutorial for now.  I'll post more as I continue to experiment and master this hair length of mine.  Have a great Tuesday, loves!

xo..Brocade Closet

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