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How to style a Top Knot

five minute or less hair style for medium to long hair
Keyword hair tutorial, top knot
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 elastic rubber bands
  • 2-5 bobbie pins


  • Part your hair in the center from the crown of your head to the base of your hair on your neck.
  • Form a messy half ponytail on each side. I use clear elastic rubber bands for a no-show look, but if your hair is thicker, you may need thicker bands.
  • Each half pony tail will have a loop in the center. Pull one of the half ponies through the loop of the other one.
  • Use a bobbie pins to pin in place.


You can change up the look of your top knot by leaving bangs or strands of hair out before you begin. Or you can pull a few small strands out after for a more tousled look.