Top Knot Tutorial with a Secret Weapon.

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posted on August 31, 2012 by  |  posted under Beauty, Fashion

Top Knot Tutorial

I have had many questions on how I get my top knot to look so full…

Top Knot Bun

I wish I could say, “Huh what are you talking about? I carelessly throw it up and it looks like this all the time!” But the truth is- that would be a lie.

The truth is that I have rebelious crazy hair (don’t be deceived- it has been straightened in this photo) and if I don’t attempt to tame it down with product or a good haircut (not to mention bangs that go clear to the middle of my head) it looks like I have been roaming around the Amazon for years without a comb or a brush.  No I am serious. In junior high my unruly bedhead scared my friend’s little sister so badly I was nicknamed  “amazon woman” for an entire year. True story.

 So, in attempt to save me some drying time and from scaring small children- I do what I can to take out a little bit of thickness in my hair- but unfortunately, it doesn’t leave me a lot to work with when wanting to throw it up in a top knot. So, I use a secret weapon.

And I am willing to bet many if not most of you already may know the secret…

Shhhhh… but I know there are some of you may not know of this very rare and very difficult hair technique that I am about to reveal.

The secret?

This.

Top Knot Bun

 That’s right. A sock. One that I stole from my husband’s sock drawer- with holes in it of course- he wouldn’t mind right?!

You will need:

A sock

Scissors

Pick or Comb

Hair elastics

Bobby pins

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Okay now start by cutting off the front part of the sock where your toes would go.

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Then scroll down and watch carefully as I am about to blow your mind…

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Voila.  Top Knot Bun

Okay not my best top knot… but you get the idea. Easy huh!

Still unsure? Watch this video to see it done live.

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Top Knot Tutorial

xo

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COMMENTS
  1. August 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Missy says:
    I have not seen it done that way - love it! And as always, love your photos! Thanks for the great new idea.
  2. August 31st, 2012 at 9:28 am
    Alysha says:
    I love the sock bun method, it always works awesome!
  3. August 31st, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Shelley says:
    How did I not know this tip!? Brilliant. Hopefully my thin hair can cover a sock. ;) I'm so trying this.
  4. August 31st, 2012 at 10:04 am
    CeltDancer says:
    Wow - you just saved me and my fellow dancers some $$! Those are called hair donuts or bun donuts in the dance world and they typically sell for $5-$6 a pop...but when you can make one for FREE - ummm...yes please!
    • August 31st, 2012 at 1:19 pm
      Cristi says:
      Yay! They are perfect bun donut replacers!
  5. August 31st, 2012 at 10:21 am
    Ashley says:
    Love this cristi! U r so clever. I will have to try this.
  6. August 31st, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Alison says:
    Oh...I wondered how people got it so perfect. Thanks Cristi!
  7. August 31st, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Marina Favalaro says:
    You are a genius!!! I have tried to do that little bun thing a million time and it usually ends up looking like a sausage roll but with your little trick...awesome..thanks for sharing..
  8. September 1st, 2012 at 5:28 am
    Stacey says:
    Yay I've wanted to know how to do this for ages! Thanks!
  9. September 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am
    Audra says:
    Love it!! Cant wait to try! :) thanks for the post.
  10. September 1st, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Eliza says:
    Very cool! I wonder if a big scrunchy would work also. I still have a few left over from the 90s. ;)
  11. September 1st, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    Michelle says:
    GREAT idea! I will definatley be trying this. Can I tell you how impressed I am with your bangs? Yeah, your bangs. I have the same cut, but I look....homeless and you look Fabulous! I think your next post needs to be on your bangs ;)
    • September 1st, 2012 at 8:28 pm
      Shelley says:
      agreed! :)
  12. September 3rd, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Jasmin says:
    I use the same trick, but instead of wrapping the hair around the sock, I just insert the ends of my hair and start rolling the sock so the hair wraps around by itself. If your done there's no need for securing it, mine usually stays put the entire day..
  13. September 4th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    Kelly O says:
    Ha! That is too funny! That is how we got our buns to look perfect when I was in the Marine Corps! I never thought of it as haute couture!
  14. September 4th, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Joe D. says:
    You have just sold me on the topknot .... AWESOME!!
  15. September 5th, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    Shannon says:
    That was truly an amazing trick and I am delighted to know how to make a spectacular top knot bun!! Thank you a thousand times!!!
  16. September 18th, 2012 at 3:46 am
    Vaishnavi says:
    OOOhhh!! Man...thats totally loco!! love the idea!!!
  17. September 6th, 2014 at 8:32 pm
    Courtney says:
    Is this possible to do with super long hair?
  18. September 7th, 2014 at 12:57 am
    Shauna Altman says:
    Oh my! My hair is so full that would be over kill for me! But I will my friends with thinner hair.
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