How To: Top Knot

Perfectly imperfect top knots, demystified. (We promise it's easier than you think.)

Tools: Fine-tooth comb, hair binder, bobby pins, Kerastase VIP Volume Powder, L'Oreal Professionnel Extreme Lacquer Hairspray, L'Oreal Professionnel OrGraphic Gel.

Step 1: Starting at the root and moving throughout the crown of the head, prep hair with VIP Volume Powder (this works even better if hair is a little "dirty.")

Step 2: Using the comb, backcomb sections of hair around the crown, avoiding combing against the hairline. Think LOTS of volume! The bigger the better here.

Step 3: Pull hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a hair binder. Apply a dime-size amount of OrGraphic onto your finger, and rub it around the hairline and crown to smooth flyaways. Use more if you want a sleeker look!

Step 4: Wrap ponytail around the base of the crown in a circular motion, securing random sections with bobby pins as you go. Once all the hair has been pinned into a bun, gently pull on small sections creating a piecey, disheveled look. Finish by spraying Extreme Lacquer to secure the style. Yay!