Fluffy Top Knot Tutorial

November 12, 2014

fluffy top knot tutorial

As a busy young mother of two I find myself throwing my hair into a top knot pretty much everyday.  There will be another season of my life when my kids are a little less dependent on me, a time where hopefully I’ll have more than five minutes to get ready in the morning.  But until then, this hairstyle is stickin’ around!  I love it for a couple reasons… 1) I feel more formal wearing it than a ponytail and it literally takes less time.  I say less because if you’re wearing a ponytail and your ends are a mess, you’ve got to straighten them or figure something else out.  And as long as I have on some lipstick and pretty much anything but sweats, I feel put together in a top knot.  2) It makes me look younger!  Pulling that hair on top of your head draws the eyes up.  It also gives you a tiny little face lift!  I’m so used to seeing my hair these days up on top of my head that when I wear it down it just feels so flat to me!

Needless to say, I love this fluffy top knot.  I was a little bit nervous to cut my hair because I’d be sacrificing the ability to throw my hair up in buns and also side braids.  My go-to hairstyles!  When my hair hit my collar bone though, I found a new way to get a really cute and fluffy top knot.  That way is shown at the end of the video so if that’s what you’re looking for make sure to watch it through to the end.

For the tutorial, follow the jump

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And one more thing — my skin is FREAKING OUT!!!  I think it’s half hormonal and half the humidity here in Ohio is putting my skin through a loop.  I just started a new skin care routine though to hopefully (fingers crossed) clear things up.  If it works I’ll make sure to dish.  My skin has NEVER been this bad.  I alllmost didn’t film a video haha but I knew you guys would love me no matter what!  But just don’t look too close mmk?  K thanks.  I probably shouldn’t have pointed it out cause now it’ll be the first thing you guys look for.  Haha, oh well.  Adult acne is literally the worst.

  • Sarah

    you are the cutest. this is a great tutorial- i already feel like i’m good at messy buns, but i’m definitely trying this!

  • Liz

    Loved this! Especially appreciated you showing several angles. Also, your face looks flawless. So either you’re also a make-up expert, or your skin isn’t as bad as mine.

    By the way, that color top makes your eyes pop. 🙂

  • Love this top knot!!


  • Sara Malloy

    This tutorial is wonderful. Seriously, you are a delight. Thorough, clear and friendly. Is love to have you over for coffee. Such a solid tute. Thanks girl.

  • love the hair! As for the skin, if you need something natural to help, look for Lavigne’s vitamin C serum. It is made to assist with acne and it really helped me. I find it at my natural health food stores here in Canada.

  • Annelise

    Lovely! I used to do the first way in the summer when I had longer hair, but in August i bobbed my hair so it was chin length. It is collarbone length now and I am so glad you showed how to do it with shorter hair. By the way, where in Ohio do you live? I am asking because I also live in Ohio and wanted to know what part of the state you live in.

  • Mitzi

    I literally have to watch this everytime I do this hairstyle to get it just right! Thank you for posting this! Maybe I will be an independent pro eventually!!

  • Coco

    Is there an easier way because this way does t work for me and I followed all the steps!

  • Lacy

    Seriously, I am terrible at messy buns and this is amazing! Totally worked for me!

  • April

    Does this not work for longer hair? I feel like a complete erupt not being able to do it with how easy you make it look

  • This was a really great tutorial. Love how you showed it a few times so I could understand it. I tried it, but unfortunately, it just didn’t look right on me. Could it be that my hair is too long?

  • Hey what necklace is that you have on? And is that a Stella bracelet? I am a designer with Keep collective but I love that necklace

  • Hannah Jackson

    I’ve tried this a thousand times. You are a wizard.

  • Kelli Jason Cummins

    Ok first thing..you are gorgeous! Your skin is beautiful! And you are my hero! Our hair is about the same length and I use tons of bobby pins! Ha! Now I don’t have to. Thanks so much! Love your page!:)

  • Shelby

    This video literally just changed my life! I have been looking for this for years!!! THANK YOU!!! I finally have a top knot that looks good in my hair. I’ve gotten compliments already 😉