We’ll Tell You Everything You Want To Know About Top Knot
Top knots have become a very popular men’s hairstyle in the last few years. Moreover, what is a better way to keep your hair off your back on a hot summer’s day than to slick it back into a trendy top knot hairstyle?
A top knot is similar to the fashionable man bun. The difference is that a top knot is closer to the top of the head and take only half of your hair while the man bun is more toward the back and is generally styled to create a knotted texture and take all of your hair. If you have a mid-length to long hair and you are looking for an alternative to the standard man bun, a top knots could be just what you are looking for.
How To Make A Top Knot
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Follow these steps to create a top knot hairstyle:
- Determine where you want to place the top knot. Typically, it should be in the center of your head right on the top. If you want to mix it up, you can place it a little bit off-center.
- Gather all of your hair as though styling a man bun. If your sides and back are shaved in an undercut, you could use all of your hair. If not you should use about 6 to 10 inches of your hair.
- Take an elastic band or hair tie and pull the hair through it once.
- Make a second pull to form the top knot.
- Do not tie it too tight. This could lead to hair loss as well as headache.
*Everyone’s hair is different so you might need to practice a bit to get the style that works best for you. If you are still having trouble, you can find a tutorial video on Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube.
How To Maintain And Style The Top Knot
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Now that you know how to do top knot, it is important to know how to maintain and style this men’s long hairstyles. Follow these tips to keep your hair stylish and healthy.
- Shampoo your hair only two or three times a week as this will keep your scalp and hair from getting dry.
- Use dry shampoo between washings. You should wash it one day, condition it the next and dry shampoo the third, as a rule. Keep repeating this process to keep your hair healthy.
Top Knot Man Bun Combo
If you want to combine these two popular trends, you can form a top knot bun close to the top of your head. Simply gather all of your hair as you would while forming a ь, but form it closer to the middle of your head. Leave it loose in the front to add some volume.
This style looks great with a bushy beard and mustache that is trimmed close to your face.
Half Up Top Knot For Men With Wavy Hair
Men with naturally wavy hair are the envy of both other men and women. If you got it, why not flaunt it? Instead of pulling your hair into a full top knot men hairstyle, you could wear a half knot instead so you could allow your wavy hair flow freely.
Merely pull the desired amount of hair into a half top knot and then use some sea salt spray to add volume and texture to the remaining hair.
Full Top Knot For Men With Curly Hair
Updo curly hairstyles for men are the ideal solution for men with curly hair, and there is nothing better than a curly top knot. This style is great for those hot summer days or windy days when you want your hair out of your way and off your neck, but still, want to rock your curls with some style.
Pull your hair into a top knot as usual, but let the bun loose. Curly updos should be teased with just a bit of hairspray or mousse to add texture.
French Braid Top Knot Hairstyle
If you want a look that’s a bit more avant-garde, you should consider a man braid. Man braids are a great style option for men with medium to long hair. All you need to do is make a French braid starting at the front of your head, stopping it in the midsection on the top and then pull the rest of your hair into a top knot. You can leave it loose to add some volume and texture. The French braid man bun looks really hip with shaved sides.
Dutch Braids With Braided Top Knot
If your hair is of mid length, but you still want to sport man braids, Dutch braids are an easy way to style your hair. Make two thin Dutch braids starting from the top and sides of your head and continue until they meet. Keep going until all of your hair is braided. Form a top knot at the back of your head using the remains of the braid. Wrap it tightly, so it stays secure. Man braid buns are all the rage with men’s updo hairstyles.
Dreadlocks In A Top Knot
Dreadlocks are some of the most popular black hairstyles for both men and women. And dreadlocks styles for men go hand-in-hand with a stylish top knot. What makes this look even more debonair is a slick undercut for a look that is off the charts.
Textured Top Knot With Hair Tattoo
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Hair tattoos are also popular among black men hairstyles. Hair tattoos are a great style option you can change them up each time you go to the barber. Ask for an undercut and shaved sides. Style the length of your hair into a textured top knot to show off your hair tattoo.
Undercut Fade With Top Knot
Undercut hair styles are so in right now, and an undercut fade with topknots is a super cool way to show off your undercut men hairstyle. Close-shaved sides and back to form a slick undercut with a messy top knot and flyaway hair hanging down the side are very sexy-looking. Add up a neatly trimmed beard to drive all the women wild!
Tight Top Knot With An Edgy Hair Design
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Razored hair designs or hair tattoos are a great way to show off your edgy style. Hair designs for men and women are in high demand right now. This bold look with a tight top knot will prove that you aren’t afraid to show off a look that is a bit off the beaten path.
We hope our top knots for men have inspired you with some ideas for a bold and edgy brand new look!
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