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How to Do a Braided Top Knot

  • Braided Top Knot Step 1

    Start with your naturally textured hair that hasn't been washed for a day. If you have thin hair, use a salt spray or texturizing spray to add volume. Lospalluto recommends Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42,


  • Braided Top Knot Step 2

    Throw your head upside down and gather your hair on the crown. If you have super thick hair, use a hook elastic to form a stronger base. Otherwise use a regular elastic to make a tight ponytail.


  • Braided Top Knot Step 3

    Take the hair in the ponytail and separate it into three equal-size sections.


  • Braided Top Knot Step 4

    Tightly braid your hair all the way to the end of the ponytail and secure it with a thin elastic band.

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  • Braided Top Knot Step 5

    Wrap the braid tightly around itself. Secure it with four medium-size hair pins at north, south, east, and west points on the bun. Add extra if needed.


  • Braided Top Knot Step 6

    Put the end of a teasing comb under the hair around the bun and gently pull up to add volume. Leave the end of the braid out for an interesting touch.


  • Braided Top Knot Step 7

    Once secure, pull the bun apart a little to make it look less formal and more natural.


  • Braided Top Knot Step 8

    Finish with a light-hold hairspray. Now you have a great look for a day at the office, a fun party, or even date night!



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