how to create a half up top knot video tutorial

half up top knot

Need to freshen up that second-day hair? Apply our iconic oil, essence absolue, on dry hair. Dress it up with a braided top knot using shape paste for light control and definition.

Watch the video above or follow our step-by-steps to pull off a half up top knot with smooth and shiny strands that make skipping a shampoo chic and completely intentional.

step-by-step

half up top knot hairstyle step 1
Step 1: Section off three inches of hair from the scalp to the center of your head. Using a hair elastic, pull strands into a high ponytail.
half up top knot hairstyle step 2
Step 2: Emulsify a dime-size amount of shape paste into palms and spread onto ponytail for hold and control.
half up top knot hairstyle step 3
Step 3: Separate hair into three sections and braid the ponytail. Add thickness by pulling the braid apart starting at the bottom and working your way up.
half up top knot hairstyle step 4
Step 4: Twist the braid around the base of the ponytail, pinning as you position it in place to create a textured top knot.
half up top knot hairstyle step 5
Step 5: Apply sheer lacquer to the top knot for touchable hold.
half up top knot hairstyle step 6
Step 6: To smooth remaining hair outside of the top knot, apply a dab of essence absolue on your palm. Press palms through mid-lengths to ends for control, shine and ultimate smoothness.