How To: Do a Half-Up Top Knot

One of this year’s hottest hair styles – the half-up top knot is the perfect finishing touch to your athleisure look. It’s casual, effortlessly cool and 100% on-trend. This is one of those styles that looks even better when your hair is slightly dirty (use a texturizing spray if your hair is clean) and is a great alternative to the standard I-need-to-wash-my-hair ponytail or when you want to wear your hair down but washing is not an option. See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Nira Arora works it with a half-up top knot.


invisibobble ORIGINAL the traceless hair ring

Featuring a unique telephone cord shape, this hair ring places uneven pressure around the circumference of the ponytail, allowing hair to be held strongly in the ponytail without feeling too tight or leaving a bothersome kink. It gives individual hairs more space within the ponytail and leads to a traceless result. Due to its smooth surface and spiral shape, people can easily avoid headaches and prevent split ends.

Available at Sephora $10*

SEPHORA COLLECTION Sparkle & Shine Dual Boar Brush

With 100-percent-natural boar bristles reinforced with nylon pins, this oval-shaped brush is ideal for all hair lengths and types. Boar bristles evenly distribute the scalp’s natural oils to promote shiny, healthy hair. This universal brush smooths and detangles all hair types and textures, and is great for creating intricate updos, touch-ups, and finishing touches. The convenient travel size allows for salon-quality performance, ease, and durability anywhere. This limited-edition version features a festive champagne gold finish.

Available at Sephora $19*

Goody Simple Styles Mini Spin Pins

Two Goody Mini Spin pins do the work of 20 bobby pins! Simply spin the pins into place for an extra strong hold that lasts all day. Added bonus: you don't have to use your mouth to open the pins (you know we all do it)!

Available at London Drugs $7.99*

MoroccanOil Dry Texture Spray

A dry argan-oil infused texture spray for creating effortless styles with long-lasting hold and dry finish. Use on the ends of your hair to create a tousled look. 

Available at Eccotique Spas & Salons $30*

Unwash Dry Cleanser

Unwash Dry Cleanser's superior, lightweight formula is residue-free and absorbs excess oil for second-day hair perfection. Use to refresh hair or spray on ends to add texture.

Available at Zennkai Salon $29.95*

How do you feel that this messy cousin of the sleek top knot?

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