Wednesday, May 30, 2012

the art of the top knot


Summer's in the air and so is the heat. Sweeping your hair up in a top knot (a la Elizabeth Olsen or Ashley Greene) is a simple, but elegant way to keep your hair off your shoulders.


Here's a quick tutorial on how to create this look (without a rubber band!)

{materials: a handful of bobby pins, a brush (optional), and a headband}


Step 1: Gather your hair in a high ponytail (you can use a brush to do this)


Step 2: Twist your hair counterclockwise until you reach the tips of your hair


Step 3: Secure the edges of your bun with bobby pins



When you're finished pinning your hair, it should look something like this!


Step 4: Finish the look off with a chic headband

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