Summer’s hottest hairstyle is a surprisingly simple one to recreate. The half up top knot may not be a revolutionary style, but the slightly undone look has quickly become a celeb favorite and it works on all hair types.
From Shay Mitchell to Jennifer Lopez and even Khloe Kardashian, the half up, half down top knot has been the hairstyle of choice this summer. Proving it even works on short hair, Kate Mara pulled her angled lob into the half up, half down hairstyle, before chopping her hair into a pixie. Read on for our simple steps to recreate the look, and why we love it so much.
Whether you want your knot slicked back like Margot Robbie, or slightly undone like Shay the basics are the same. For Margot’s sleek style, use a gel like Bumble and Bumble Gel at the roots of the front section of your hair and use a fine tooth comb to pull your hair back. Twist your hair into a knot and pin it into place for a perfect finish.
For a mussed up style, add a little grip by sprinkling a texturizing powder like Fudge Urban Powder Styler onto the roots only and rubbing it into your hair. Pull your hair into a loose half top knot and finish with Redken Windblown 05 all over for an undone finish.
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For girls who don’t like to wear their hair up, but still don’t want a full head of hair weighing them down during the summer heat, this style is the perfect solution. We also can’t get enough of the style for the instant cool-girl vibe it adds to any outfit. Dress it up like JLo for a bit of modern edge, or pair it with oversized sunnies like Shay for a boho feel. Plus, it makes hair chalking, or curling your hair easier since it eliminates half the work for you by only leaving half of your hair down.
What do you think of the half up, half down top knot? Have you given it a try yet?
— Marissa DeSantis