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Create The Ultimate Top Knot In 3 Steps

The top knot is a stylish bun that has been having a major moment on the runway and red carpet. To recreate this look in the real world, simply follow these three steps...

Step #1 Nourish your locks

A flawless top knot looks best on hair that is in peak condition. When your locks are well nourished they not only look shinier but they're also better able to withstand styling. To get your hair to its optimal state, apply a smoothing treatment like L'Oréal Professionnel Liss.Unlimited Masque at least once every ten days. If you notice your mane is in need of a little extra attention, ask your hairstylist about in-salon treatment options.

Step #2 Add in a texturizing product

While it's important that your hair is as healthy as it can be – you also need to remember that a top knot works best on second day hair. The good news? Even if you have just washed, you can fake your way to this grittiness simply by adding a texturising product through the lengths. Try misting on L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Crêpage de Chignon Hairspray to lay the volume and texture foundation for your top knot.

Step #3 Shape and secure your top knot

Once your hair is prepped, you're ready to create the top knot style. Start by securing a high ponytail on the back of the head. Then, take the tail and twist it around itself to create the bun shape. Remember, a tight twist means a smaller bun while a loose twist creates a bigger bun – so feel free to experiment. Once you're happy with the shape, grab some bobby pins and use them to secure your bun in place – try and be as stealth as you can with your pin placement so that they're disguised. Then, mist the finished look with L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Air Fix to give the hairstyle hold. And voilà – top knot accomplished!

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