Romantic Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial

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So, this week I’ve covered a makeup tutorial that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day… what about a hair tutorial to go with it? I was playing around this weekend and came up with this slightly messy, slightly romantic, and super easy half top knot hair tutorial. I promise it’s easy and will only take you about 15 minutes including curling your hair! (Because let’s be honest if you’re anything like me you really don’t want to spend hours on your hair!)

Romantic Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial for Valentine's Day // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog

Romantic Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial

What You’ll Need

Redken Mattifying Hair Powder Powder Grip Review // Hello RIgby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog First up, we’re going to prep the hair. I’m using Redken’s Power Grip for this because I wanted to see how it works, and basically it feels like a tackier dry shampoo. If you don’t have a hair powder like this, dry shampoo should work just fine! Just spray or massage into the top of your crown.

Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial // Section Hair at Crown // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog
Now section off the top of your head, so you’re grabbing the hair at the very top of your crown. You’re going to want a decent amount for your top knot… unless you don’t, in which case that’s fine too.

Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial with Crown Braid // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog Now for extra volume (and really because I don’t own one of those back comb things) I decided to braid the crown to add some volume. This also made my top knot feel more secure once I pinned it down.

How to Crown Braid Hair Tutorial // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog Once you’ve got it braided to the back of your head (without going down the back of your head), use one or two of your bobby pins to secure in place.

How to Create Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog Now with the crown braid in place, grab two new pieces of hair from each side of your head to add to this top knot. We want plenty of hair, so it looks voluminous and full.

Half Top Knot Tutorial // Twist Hair to Create Bun // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog
With the end of the braid and the two new sections, twist the hair together.

Half Top Knot Tutorial // Pull at Crown for More Volume // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog
Twist around into a bun shape and pin in place with several bobby pins (I think I used 2-3), then once secure, gently pull the crown braid for volume, and pull the top knot loose for a messier ‘do.

Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial with Crown Braid // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog
Not a fan of the messy look? You can use additional bobby pins to secure stray tendrils in place instead.

Redken Triple Take 32 Extreme High Hold Hairspray Review // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog
Then, spritz with hairspray to secure the work you just did. ;)

NuMe Classic Curling Wand from Power Couple Set Used to Create Loose Curls // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog Now, you could stop here if you want… but this is Valentine’s Day, so you should probably just go for it. I’m talking about adding those curls for a romantic vibe! I’m using the NuMe Classic Curling Iron to add very loose curls. The way I achieved this is by taking larger sections of hair and holding it for 15-20 seconds. This makes the curling part go faster since you’re doing less of your head and because the heat doesn’t fully penetrate, they end up looking less like ringlets.

Holding Curls to Cool Hair Tutorial // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog Keep in mind, this is a wand and is clipless, which means you’re going to want to be sure to use the included glove, so you don’t burn yourself. After each curl, I held the curl for about 5 seconds so it could cool down before releasing it. I skipped spraying each curl with hairspray because I didn’t want it to feel too crunchy.

Half Top Knot Set with Redken Triple Take 32 Extreme High Hold Hairspray // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog
Once I’ve curled all of the hairs, I then sprayed a light coating of hairspray and combed out the curls with my fingers.

Valentine's Day Romantic Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Hair Blog And with that, you’re good to go! Enjoy your Valentine’s festivities with this simple, tousled half top knot. Finish it off with this soft Valentine’s makeup look or go bold with a sultry smoky eye.

How are you spending your Valentine’s Day? Will you be doing something fun and different with your hair for the holiday?


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16 thoughts on “Romantic Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial

    1. Jenn Post author

      I really like it! Now that I’ve graduated beyond my InstaWave it’s so much easier and faster with a clipless regular wand. ;)

      Reply

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