How to Make the Perfect Top Knot

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Top knots are the hot hairstyle of the moment, some like them neat and ballerina-like, some like them messy and spontaneous. But however you like your top knot bun, it's not super easy to do, especially for someone lacking hairstyling skills like myself.

I'd seen this a few times before, but this weekend I finally splurged and spent $6 on the Conair bun maker at CVS. (Available here at Ulta too.)

In the box is a net-like scrunchie, wide bobby pins and an elastic. That's literally all you need. You put your hair in a ponytail with the elastic, then slide the scrunchie on. Then loop your ponytail around and through the scrunchie until the scrunchie is covered on all sides. Then pin it to secure the hair and add hair spray to hold it. 

I tried it out for the first time today. How did I do?

What's your favorite hair accessory?



  1. I've been rocking sock buns waaaay to often lately. I love how they look put together, but take only moments to create! Love your messy bun!

    Fizz and Frosting

  2. I love this chic look. It's definitely my go-to. So easy and cute!


  3. you rock it! wish my hair was all long enough.

  4. Oooh, I love this! I might have to take a trip to my local ulta and check this out. Just hope my hair is long enough! Your top knot looks great!

  5. I love this! I have never been able to do a suck bun but maybe with this it will work. xx. McKenna Lou

  6. i've never tried these bun makers but your hair looks awesome! i love a good top knot!

  7. Looks amazing on you!! I normally just throw mine up in a top knot without a sock bun but this looks great

  8. Haha wow... this is so much better and smarter than the sock I currently have in my hair to make my bun big. ;)

  9. I have never tried it. But looks good. Would you like to follow eaqch other via bloglovin? Have a nice day.

  10. Cute!

    Urban outfittters has a great sock bun aid for only 6 bucks!
    I love mine!

  11. NICE! I really think you pulled it off girl! I stink at making buns! Might need to try this out!

    Holly Foxen Wells

  12. It looks easy =) Makes me wish I had long hair ;)