Top Knots

Hi friends,

I’m putting together a summer hairstyle post for you (with all of the Pinterest braids I’ve been rocking), but in the meantime, here’s a post from the lovely Meg with one of her staples: the top knot.

A little more polished than the post-Zumba messy bun I’ve got going on today 😉

messy bun

Thank goodness for dry shampoo.




Lately on my instagram (follow me-AzBossLady !) I’ve been getting very sweet comments on my top-knot. Top-knots are the sneakiest way out of a bad hair day and can add a little sass to your look. I love wearing top-knots because they are EASY to wear and easy to adjust. There have been many “late for school” moments that have been saved by this hairdo, and since I get so many questions about how I do it, I’d like to share my method for top-knotting with you lovely readers.

Step 1: Brush your hair. Always a great place to start 🙂


Step 2: Add product if you’re going bang-less. I’m rocking the bangs in this particular case.

Step 3: Use a soft-bristled brush to smooth your hair and gather at the top of your head.


Step 4: With your head still upside down, twist your hair several times.


Step 5: Stand up and wrap your twist into a bun.


Step 6: Secure your bun. I use a hair tie wrapped around twice. You may choose to bobby pin yours, mine won’t stay without a hair tie.

Step 7: Pin the loose ends (or style your bangs).


Say hello to your sassy, effortless, Summer look!

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  1. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on May 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Very cute – I’ll be trying this out! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. kara on May 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I love all of meg’s posts on here! Following you on instagram now, too! And btw you both have such gorgeous hair!

  3. Laura @ My Pink Thumb on May 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Adorable!! now my hair just needs to grow a bit more! 😉

  4. Julia on May 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Meg, I must admit I have a girl crush on you…:-) Your style looks always effortless and super-sweet.

    I was just trying the top knot. Super easy and done in less than 2 minutes.
    And I just noticed that we’re both rocking ombre hair…

    All the best from Germany,

    • Meg on May 17, 2012 at 12:03 am


  5. Beverly on May 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    LOVE IT! <3
    I am so trying this tomorrow. My usual messy bun look is starting to look…well, messy. Time for a fresher look!

  6. Amanda on May 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Love it! My hair is growing out and is finally getting long enough to do a bun with. Can’t wait until I can do a big top knot like this!

    PS: Random question for Gina- is there any particular phrase/description you use when getting your stylist to layer your hair? I love your cut and it looks like we have almost identical hair type/texture. I can never get stylists to layer it very well though, I always aim for something like yours and end up with something like a mullet :-/

  7. Maddy on May 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    My hair isn’t long enough for this, but just wanted to say it looks great on you! It fits with your classy style!

  8. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on May 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    To do my top knot I use the new bobby pin – spin pin. It’s a spiral pin that’s supposed to be like using 20 bobby pins at once. Super easy to use… and my hair is mega thick and two of them hold it up!

    • Fitnessista on May 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      whoaaaaa, i need to get one! the only reason why i don’t rock the top knot.. i can never find enough bobby pins

  9. Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth on May 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I love buns, they are so quick and super chic!

  10. Katie on May 17, 2012 at 12:38 am

    i adore the bun too and think it’s such a pretty, classic look– but i have to ask: have any of you ever noticed that the men in your lives HATE buns? i’ve dated several guys who claim to abhor the hairstyle! i don’t get it!

    • Meg on May 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

      I’ve never experienced that before!! My fiancé loves the bun because I don’t take an hour to do my hair haha

  11. Rachelgab on May 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Wheres the shower curtain from? It’s adorable!

  12. nicole on May 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    love this, sooo going to use this!

  13. Rachel Redondo on May 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Gina I bet I could dig up a scary picture or two of that special time in our lives!! XO

    • Fitnessista on May 23, 2012 at 12:58 am

      hahah omg! dooooo it

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