• Tue, Jun 19 2012

DIY Hair: Messy Top Knot

I’m one of those really sweaty people and during the summer I just can’t have any hair touching my neck. (Seriously, I’ll turn into Hulk and start ripping off my clothes in public.) (It’s all very embarrassing.) Trust me, if I could just wear kimonos and top knots all the time, like Jessa from Girls, I totally would, but then I’d have to become a lot more promiscuous, which in the end would make me more sweaty. So…to avoid having to always wear tiny purple Hulk shorts under my clothes or having to lead on the deadbeat dad I babysit for, I’m sticking with the messy top knot for the summer.

I think this look is best when my hair hasn’t been washed in a day (or two or three, I’m not judging!). It’s easier to make the bun big and messy when my hair has some texture to it, plus the less amount of time I need to prep my hair, the better. Here are a few easy steps to get your summer top knot. All you’ll need is a couple of bobby pins and a hair tie. Let’s do this!

STEP 1: Make A High Ponytail

Pull a tight ponytail as high up on your head as you can. This might hurt (obviously my eyes have crossed from the pain!) but just think: people are getting their faces gnawed off out there, so really, a little hair pull ain’t so bad. Let’s move on…

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  • Aliclo

    I know this style is very “of the Now” but I don’t think it looks good on anyone.

    • Cate

      I agree. I do do this with my hair during the summer, but only when I am inside my house. It’s basically my hair pajamas in that I recognize the comfort and convenience, but won’t even wear it to the corner store.