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The Top Knot: A Playful Everyday Hairstyle  

We all have days when we just don’t want to deal with our hair. We have countless errands to run, but our hair doesn’t seem to be cooperating with us at all. The top knot is a go-to hairstyle on such days! It takes just a couple of minutes to make and it has the ability to make messy hair look stylish. If you love the feeling of having your hair pulled up and away from your face on a good day too, you can even make an elegant version of the top knot. Here are some super quick top knot tutorials! 

1. Half-Up Messy Top Knot 


Messy hair is totally in! It’s all about how you style it. If you have really thick hair you’ll definitely want to pull some of it up, in a half-up top knot that will open up your face and make you look less like a serious case of bedhead. Alexandrea Garza has the tutorial!

2. Mohawk Braid Top Knot 


If a messy top knot is not your thing, you’re probably wondering how you can make your top knot more elegant and unique. A girl wants to stand out! Missy Sue has a really creative idea for a mohawk braid top knot that looks like it was done by a professional hairstylist!

3. Jumbo Top Knot


Your hairstyle can definitely make a statement! Don’t settle for a hairstyle that will barely get you noticed, step out with something that will properly represent your daring personality. A huge jumbo top knot should do the trick! Learn all about it at It’s My Raye Raye!

4. Big Messy Top Knot 


We’re not done with big top knots just yet! The bigger the knot, the more noticeable you can be. Even when you don’t have much time to do a proper hairstyle, you don’t have to hide your hair behind a hat – put it all in a giant messy top knot, following Brianna Fox‘s example!

5. Mini Top Knot 


Maybe you’re looking at these giant top knots and thinking to yourself hell no! You prefer subtler hairstyles, ones that don’t steal the spotlight and are only a cherry on top of your whole outfit. Subtle can be very beautiful and this cute mini top knot by Nat & Liv proves it!

6. Sleek Top Knot 


There are some hairstyles that can only be done with longer hair and most top knot ideas fall into this category. If you are tired of passing up epic hairstyles because your hair just refuses to grow, invest into extensions and check out how Imogen Fox used them to create this sleek top knot!

7. Elegant High Top Knot 


When messy buns became popular our mornings got a whole lot easier, but that doesn’t mean that we never want to look elegant, right? When you decide to go out for a fancier occasion and don’t feel like styling your long hair, try Tatyana Wstco‘s elegant high top knot!

8. Twisted Top Knot 


How to make a simple top knot and still bring some originality to it? Jest Ashley has figured it out! This twisted top knot will make you do a double-check! On first glance it looks like an ordinary elegant top knot, but a closer inspection reveals its innovative style!

9. Khloe Kardashian Top Knot 


Whether she intends them to or not, Khloe Kardashian’s hairstyles always become incredibly popular. Remember when she brought back braids? Currently she is all over the mini front top knot and if you love to stay on top of the latest trends, you have to watch Lisa Lay‘s tutorial!

10. Short Hair Top Knot 


Sure, most top knots are best made with long hair, but you can still make an adorable top knot with short hair! If you know how to make a simple bun from just the top layer of your hair, you’re in for a really playful hairstyle. Take a look at how Hair 101 with April styled it!