Summer Hair Trend: Top Knot

Supplies Needed:

Boar Bristle Teasing Comb     (Amazon)

Bumble and Bumble Hair Spray   (Amazon)

Hair Elastic

Bobby Pins


The Top Knot Bun can be seen from the streets of New York to the runways of Milan. It’s a quick and simple way to achieve a polished and interesting look in just a few minutes. The look can be created with any type or length of hair, and on clean or dirty hair. The perfect hair style for the worst hair day.

Step 1: Place hair in a high, slicked back pony tail

Step 2: Take section of pony tail and tease the hair

Step 3: Wrap teased hair around pony tail

Step 4: Place a bobby pin to secure the hair

Step 5: Pull pieces of the bun down to create desired shape

Step 6: Secure with bobby pins

Step 7: Hair spray the top knot and any fly aways

Voila! You’ve created your modern and edgy Top Knot bun in just minutes!

Reasons why I love the Top Knot:

Last time I visited New York, the land of models, I couldn’t help but notice that model or not, every girl was sporting the top knot; and for good reason! The look is modern and sophisticated but edgy and raw. Within just minutes you can achieve a runway look that has been spotted in all the top runway shows. With summer fast approaching, we all know that having long hair gets really annoying, really quickly. No matter how long we spend fixing our hair and putting whatever sprays and serums we can find to prevent the heat from affecting it, within minutes of walking out the door our straight hair is curly and our curly hair is straight. So what better way to prevent a hair disaster then top knotting your hair. Between attending fashion design school and cosmetology school, I’m currently looking for a clash between the two and I really can’t think of a better hair style to convey the clash. Even my favorite style icons, such as, Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, and Nicole Richie, have all been spotted rocking the Top Knot. I really have become obsessed with this simple yet bold hairstyle and will be sporting it any chance I get.


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I loved her personality on camera!! Great job let me tell you… and she looks even better than the example picture!! :D

oh lord I always wera such a thing on my head when I’m cleaning my flatXd I even did not know I’m a bit fashion lol:D
great vid:)

Love it , is very helpful for me beacuse i have long hair and for this hot summer is easy way to put your hair up and look fabulous, thanks for the tutorial!

Love the hair tutorials, even though i cant do anything with my hair (its too thin) i like seeing what peole are wearing thier hair as and how to do it!

Thanks for this. I’ve been trying to achieve this look for awhile and it never seems to turn out quite right on me.

I love this site and I LOVE watching your videos! This was such a great idea!! I was, however, a little disappointed to hear your reaction to bisexuality (“pick a side and stick to it”). Bisexuality is just a legitimate sexual orientation, just as valid as homosexuality and heterosexuality. I’d love to see more people open to all forms of sexual orientation. I’m sure you guys aren’t homophobic, but accepting homosexuality is not enough–you need to accept all forms of sexual identity.

Keep up the great work!!!

I don’t think you posted this complaint to the right website. There is nothing mentioned in this video (or any of the makeup geek videos that I’ve heard, which is most of them) where they even talk about sexuality at all.

I love this look, and that you did a hair tut because so many times Ive got the makeup 0on right, I wanted the whole look and had to wing it with the hairstyle. Hair fashion is a huge part of makeup for me, so thank you!

I love it!!! I also love you n your personality!!! Hope we get to see more of you n ur hair ideas!!!!!

Girl! You have gorgeous lipstick, what is it :)? And your video is so cool, I hope you’ll make more :), greetings from Poland

hi marlena! can you do me a favor pls..would you pls make tutorials or shall i say updated tutorials for monolids eyes using sephora products because it’s the brand that is most available in our place. thanks a lot. i’d really appriciate it if you do.. more power and all the best to your bussiness.

I really like the hair videos. Great ideas! She is very good at doing the videos and a great addition to the makeupgeek team.

OMG Paige! Since I saw this Ive wore my hair in this style 3 times! I got so many compliments even from strangers. I have really long hair so it was hard to keep it from looking marge simpson-esque, but i did it exactly the way you instructed and I looove it. A word of advice for any of you girls out there… be careful of the kind of makeup and accessories you wear with this hairstyle because it can AGE YOU! I learned this through experience, now I know how to keep the look fresh in my later 30’s. No more ponytails!!

Oh please, this is just doing incredible damage to your hair! I can’t even stand looking at it.
People with shorter hair might just not mind, but my hair is down to my waist and I’ve been paying loads of attention to it to get it that way. “Teasing” your hair does definitely not help growing a healthy mane!
Why not just twist your hair into a Cinnamon Bun (google ;P ) or the like? Is that not runway-ish enough?

OMG Paige and Marlena you are both so pretty (haha Marlena with one eye done) I’m Dutch do you know a shop for not to expensive makeup

i really like this hair stylee:) i have really thick and dry hair and the only way i can look normal is if i straighten it and i finally found a way that i can make it look normal! thank youuu!!! :)