When it comes to creating a topknot, placement is key — it should sit flat on the top of the head, and not too far back on the head. The hair in the back must be completely smooth, and every part of the hairline should be brushed straight upward.
Pull all of your hair upward, making sure the back is tight and smooth. Secure with a hair bungee or a small elastic.
To create the volume, backcomb the ponytail for fluffiness.
Once you're done, twist the hair into a circular shape around the elastic.
Secure the bun with hairpins. Since you backcombed the hair, you shouldn't need too many to keep it in place.
Rising temperatures make topknots a global-warming essential hairdo. Instead of sloppily throwing your hair into a bun when the weather gets steamy, why not try out this sleek, easy topknot created by editorial stylist Britney Williams of Bumble & bumble? You'll turn heads and keep your cool at the same time.
Start this topknot by creating a tight ponytail at the top of the head.
Take two sections and create a rope braid, simply twisting them together. Next, go over the braid with hairspray to smooth all of the flyaways.