How to Create The Perfect Top Knot Bun

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The top knot bun is one of the hottest hairstyles this year. It’s the perfect festival hair and will be extremely trendy this summer. Seen on celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Lauren Conrad, and Kate Bosworth, this high bun updo has quickly become an effortless and chic look for celebrities and real women, alike.

top knot bun hairstyle

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Here are steps on how you can easily re-create this top knot look at home:

Step 1. On air-dried hair, apply a thickening spray from root to end, such as Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray.

Step 2. Next, flip head over and using a paddle brush, pull hair into a high ponytail, securing with a rubber band.

Step 3. Twist hair into a bun, securing with bobby pins to keep hair in place.

Step 4. The key to this look is making sure there are no flyaways, so smooth hair from the nape of the neck up and around the hairline by spraying a brush with a strong hold hairspray and brushing hair into place.

Check out more gorgeous celebs like Nicole Richie wearing the top knot look!


  1. Thanks for the instructions, especially about using a brush and stronghold hairspray. I could never get my hair to look smooth and know I know why!

  2. My hair is so think that I have never been able to do a top not bun, even as a little girl. Might give it another go following your steps. Thanks for the info.

  3. I must say that I’m definitely a “bun” girl. I don’t want to admit it but I literally wear my hair up in a bun everyday. I would love for you to post a video on how to do some of these buns as I need a new bun style LOL

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