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Topknot Tutorial!

Hey lovahs! So, like most of us, I’ve been obsessed with the topknot thing for a minute now. But mine never seems to look as dazzling as, say, Kourtney Kardashian’s (aka the Grande Dame of Bodacious Buns). My hair is pretty thin, so the bun always looks a bit anemic. I gave up. Until last week! I heard that Manhattan’s Butterfly Salon was offering The Knot Collection, where you select one of four summery-breezy topknot styles ($40), and get a fab tutorial, too! So I run-walked to the sleek salon and a gorgeous blonde named Harmonie (real name) gave me the sexiest little topknot…in only four steps. Using ONE bobby pin. Get into it:

Me, before the magic happened. Please remind me to figure out what to do re: my brand new eye wrinkles.



First, Harmonie brushed my hair into a high pony. She has a genius trick for making your ponytail stand up higher — hence a taller, bigger bun (great for thin-haired girls like moi). Grab an old pair of tights, cut into a 2 1/2 inch circle, and use this is as your elastic. The thickness adds mad height to your bun!



Next, the lovely Harmonie held my ponytail straight up and back-combed it, using a fine toothed comb. If you have long hair, a braid is cool, too.



Then, she gathered my hair at the ends and secured with a small ponytail holder. She twisted/wrapped the hair around the base of the pony till she get a fab bun. It’s okay if pieces stick out — the messier, the better!



Harmonie secured the bun by sliding in ONE large bobby pin (from the back to the front)! I couldn’t believe that’s all it took. For a cute extra flourish, she stuck in two chopsticks. Kill Bill style! Love, love, love. I’m going to a fancy benefit for a congressman next week, and this is definitely the ‘do. What do you think?


Thanks Harmonie!

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  1. Tay
    June 7, 2012 2:32 pm 

    Uber cute! I wonder if this will work on my curls… *begins to plot*

  2. Selene
    June 7, 2012 6:28 pm 

    gorg! and you look exactly like Lauren in the last pic.

  3. June 7, 2012 7:21 pm 

    Bioelements Multi-Task Eye Creme helped to firm my fine lines & erase dark circles quickly after my first use & I’ve tried a ton of different eye creams.

  4. June 8, 2012 8:59 pm 

    I love a good topknot! It’s one of my favorite go-to styles because it’s easy and classic.

  5. June 9, 2012 1:27 am 

    I was just thinking I need to learn to do a top knot as I am seeing them everywhere on the blogs and on the streets. Excellent tutorial, thanks! I have one of those sponge doughnut things from the beauty supply shop I want to try, but the task of getting my hair smoothly secured at the top of my head has always been an issue.

    On a side note, I got the gift package of the Black Opal eye shadows and compact lip colors you sent today and I must say I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks so much, Tia!!

  6. Shenile
    June 10, 2012 1:58 am 

    Tia, PLEASE tell me what lip color that is?

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