How To: The Perfect Messy TopKnot
Most people don't know this about me, but before I was a Mom of three, I was hairstylist and makeup artist. I absolutely love(d) making people look and feel beautiful. So naturally I love feeling beautiful myself. After having children though, I quickly realized that its more challenging to find the time to make it happen. So I learned to "prioritize" my beauty. For me personally, makeup always "wins" over hair so you'll usually find me with a full face of makeup and a messy bun. But just because my hair often takes a backseat that doesn't mean your hair can't be cute. It's really super simple and quick to achieve a stylish messy topknot.
Here's the 5-step messy-bun look:
(Optional) Dry Shampoo - I often put dry shampoo in the roots to give it a little more volume an grit.
Step 1: High Pony - Gather all of your hair and pull it into a high pony. Don't worry about making it perfect you're gonna mess it up in a minute.
Step 2: Tease Your Pony - Tease all the way through from the base of the pony all the way to the end
Step 3: Wrap Your Pony Around - Once your pony is teased, take the end of your pony and wrap it around. Leaving the ends out...securing with bobby pins.
Step 4: Mess Up Your Bun - Grab and pull out some pieces. This is where you can decide just how messy you want to be based on your personal preference.
Step 5: Hairspray - My favorite is Matrix Volume Rose because it has great hold without weighing your hair down.