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As with most of my hairstyles, my hair needs to already have product in or just basically not be freshly washed. Styling just washed hair is a bit difficult with my hair texture, so I started of with hair that already had product and had been curled from the morning.
Using my natural side part, I try to mirror the part on the other side of my head to get the section of hair that will go up into the top knot.
Tip 1: It is important to grab the right amount of hair. You need enough so that the top knot won’t be too small, but you don’t want too much so that it looks like a complete half-up ponytail. It might take a few tries, but like I said, try to just mirror a side part and then go back to about the front-crown section (front part of where your skull starts to curve down in back).
Time to pile that little ponytail into a nice messy bun right on top of your head, but here’s where my other tip comes in: tease/backcomb the ponytail a bit first!
Tip 2: Teasing/backcombing the hair that will be in the top knot will give you more texture to work with, which is essential in any messy bun! I just use a round-brush with wire bristles to gently tease the hair from the base to the ends a bit before piling it into a bun on top of my head.
For the section of hair that you’ve left down, you can do whatever you’d like at this point! I typically will curl my hair or at least put some wave spray in if I already have my hair wavy from my signature braid look! For this time, I had already curled my hair to wear down in the morning, so I just brushed through the curls to get rid of some frizz and make it look a little neater.
That is it! I love this look, especially for a dressier event because it makes you stand out a bit, but still looks classy and youthful! I hope you enjoyed this hair tutorial and stay tuned for more to come!