How To: Top Knot

HOW TO: THE KNOT.

Messy Top Knot

Knots are the perfect hair style to get your hair out of your face & off your neck during the scorching summer months, without sacrificing style. What we love about this look is that you can literally pair a knot with any outfit. Your knot can be messy, perfectly coiffed, half up, to the side, or however you want to style it.

Half Up Top Knot

GO HALF-SIES

The half-up top knot looks effortlessly chic, plus it’s easy to do!

We love the messy bohemian effect this style gives. To start, you can either embrace your natural hair texture or you can add some waves. Messily wrap sections of hair around a 1 inch clip-less curling iron. Make sure to change the direction that you wrap the hair around the wand every other section or so. This will create an effortless look. The idea here is that you want to look like you just ‘woke up like this‘. You can spray dry hair with some Davines Sea Salt Spray for some added texture to give a messier look to your top knot!

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Simply pull back the top section of your hair, using the arches of your eyebrows as a guide for the width. Twist your section into a loose knot at the top of your hair. Feel free to add a pin or two for some extra hold!

Chic Top Knot

SLEEK, SLICK, & STYLED

A sleek chignon is perfect for the business women of the world, who need to look a little more put together for their 9-5 lifestyle.

Low Top Knot Chignon

If you want your modern chignon to look super-slick then just prep the hair with some water & lots of blow-dry cream. Rake it back with your fingers and secure the hair into a bun with the ends sticking out. To make the knot look sleek, coil the ends around the bun and wrap an elastic around the entire thing. Lastly, twist the bun clockwise & add a third elastic so that the know is smaller and supertight. Note: This last step may not be necessary if you have thin hair. Use your judgement! Finish off with a light application of medium hold hair spray & you’ve got a look that will last you through the night.

Small Top KnotSIDE-STEP

A side knot is the perfect touch to edge up any outfit. It’s different and definitely makes a statement.

Chic Side Top Knot

To style this look yourself, add some texture with a half-inch curling iron. Spritz in some texturizing spray from the roots to midlength.

Pull your hair into a high and slightly off-center pony tail & hide the elastic by wrapping a small piece of hair around the hair tie. Next, lightly back-comb the ponytail & spritz with hair spray. Twist the tail end and position it to the side of your head. Secure with a few bobby pins. Note: The ends should fall by the nape of your neck. Take a beautiful barrette and fasten it across the ends at eye level.

Trust us, this modern take on a simple top knot will get you noticed with lots of compliments to follow.

Half Up Top Knot

GET MESSY WITH IT

In 2016, we’re noticing that sometimes – the messier, the better.

Truly, what is more chic than a style that looks so imperfect that it’s actually perfect?

Consider this, the messy top-knot is easy to throw up & it’s ideal for second day hair, when you’ve lived in it a little.  To get the look, flip your head over & spritz in a little sea-salt or texturizing spray. With your head still upside down, gather your hair into a loose pony tail at the very top & center of the head. Twist the pony tail around the base, tuck the ends under, & slide some bobby pins in to secure the style. Gently tug on the sides & pull some pieces out to add to the overall messy look.

Hailey Baldwin Top Knot

As you can see, there’s so many ways that you can rock this look, plus you can pair it with any kind of style.

Let us know what you think down below & tag us with #musictomyhair if you try the look out for yourself.

XOXO

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

Top Knot Joan Smalls

Learn How To Style Your Hair Based On Your Natural Texture

Learning how to accentuate your natural hair texture means keeping your styling time to a minimum and your hair at it’s healthiest. Here’s how to do it…

STRAIGHT HAIR

Straight Hair Natural Texture

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Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine
Aveda Brilliant         Spray-On Shine                   $28

How To Style: If your natural texture is straight, emphasizing the shine and health of your hair is key. How to make the most of your straight hair? Use a deep-cleansing shampoo and follow up with a lightweight conditioner, focusing the product only on the ends. Be sure to avoid using too many styling products, which can have the effect of weighing down your hair and flattening it. Instead, we suggest blow-drying with a nozzle and a smooth paddle brush. Pull the hair taut with the brush and aim the air towards the ends.  Finish the style with a straightening iron, if necessary, and add a shine serum to get that light reflecting shampoo-commercial hair.

Bonus Tip: Girls with straight hair should avoid pointing the blow dryer directly into your hair – this will cause frizz! Instead tilt the dryer down and use a low setting to dry.

WAVY HAIR

Wavy Hair Texture

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Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse
Living Proof              Full               Thickening      Mousse $27

How To Style: If you wake up with a natural wavy texture that looks like you just came from a beach vacation – count yourself lucky! The best thing to do to style your hair is to let it air dry. Simply brush when wet and apply a little volumizing mousse to the roots in a scrunching motion to accentuate your curls and spritz on a sea salt spray. If you want to apply some heat, attach a diffuser to the end of your dryer and on the lowest setting, take sections of your hair from root to tip and place inside the diffuser and against your head until dry.

Bonus Tip: For a more styled effect like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, take a 1 inch clipless curling iron and wrap large sections around the barrel changing the direction facing away from and towards your face. Spray with a light hold hairspray and you’re done!

THICK/CURLY HAIR

Adrianna Lima Natural Texture

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Davines Curl Building Serum
Davines Curl Building Serum $26

How To Style: To get the most out of your naturally thick and curly hair, apply a curl-building serum from the mid-shaft to ends to wet hair and rough blow dry on a medium-low setting until hair is about 80% dry.  Roll your hair from ends to root into large Velcro rollers. Pin the roller in and allow to air dry and cool while you apply your makeup or eat breakfast. Once the hair is completely dry, remove the rollers and tousle your hair to break up the curls a bit. Spray with some strong hairspray and you’re done!

Bonus Tip: When applying styling products, don’t use too much! Take the time to apply them evenly and only apply more where needed. Be careful not to overdo it.

 

                                            VERY CURLY HAIR

Natural Texture Curly Hair

How To Style: Apply a detangling mask in the shower and gently comb through wet hair with a wide-tooth comb. Spray in a curl enhancer and twist small sections around your finger and release to get a more uniform curl pattern. Lightly blow dry with a diffuser and apply a small amount of oil to the ends to keep your curls looking hydrated and shiny.

Bonus Tip: Make sure that you’re getting a quality haircut specifically tailored to your curly hair. This will help the style to look it’s absolute best.

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Aveda Be Curly Line
Aveda Be Curly Line $21-$27

Here’s to keeping your hair happy, healthy, and easily styled.

XOXO

Music To My Hair

518-313-7723

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

The Best Salon In Latham, NY

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MTMH Style Tip: How To Get Victoria's Secret Model Hair

MTMH Style Tip: How To Get Victoria’s Secret Model Hair

When you hear “Victoria’s Secret Model” what are the first things that come to mind? For us it’s beautiful women, fantastic bodies, and perfect hair.

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The signature look for Victoria’s Secret models including Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Jasmine Tookes, and Lily Aldridge is beachy, soft, loose, and tousled waves. Luckily, a modeling contract isn’t necessary to re-create the sexy hairstyle and we’re here to tell you exactly how to get the look.

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                                                                              Step One: Before blow-drying, apply a body-enhancing mousse through towel-dried hair from root to tip.

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Davines Volume Boosting Mousse $26

Step Two: Blow dry hair & if you need to add a little length, put in your hair extensions.

Step Three: Using a clipless curling iron, begin curling your hair in one-inch sections. Alternate the directions of the curls (facing towards and away from your face to help create that effortless look) and make sure to curl the pieces closest to your hairline away from your face. Bonus Tip: Pin the curls in place and allow to cool while you apply your makeup. This will help the curls to last longer!

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                 Step Four: Once your makeup is done, take your hair out of the pins and lightly back brush your mane. Don’t tease it too much – you don’t want to disrupt the curl and ruin the entire look! We just want to aim for a full and voluminous style that looks unpolished in the best possible way.

                    Step Five: Spray with a texturizing spray and finish off the look with a flexible hairspray so you get that wind in the hair effect when you’re strutting your best VS model walk out and about.

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Be sure to tag us with the hashtag #Musictomyhair when you try the look out for yourself! We’ll post our favorite looks here!

XOXO

Music To My Hair

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

The Best Salon In Latham, NY

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