Half-up top knot. Don’t worry, I am a little bit confused too. That’s why I am taking this post to explore this look and its origins. From what I can tell, Whitney Port was one of the first ladies to rock this hairstyle around approximately October 2013. I am not sure what is so alluring about this look, but when I see girls (and man-bun men) rocking it, I pretty much assume that they woke up like that (#flawless.) You know that look we all strive for? The “I just threw up my hair and without any meticulosity it assumed this easy-going, day-three-hair” vibe. That being said, I haven’t washed my hair in three days.
I feel like these days there is a whole niche for people who are good at looking disheveled. It is all about how successful you are at looking like you didn’t try at all… and what I have found is that it is way harder to look effortless than it is to look polished. Sometimes I spend a ton of time teasing and tousling my clean, controlled looking hair because I want to look like I just woke up. That being said, it took me way longer to do my hair like this than it would have to put it in a precise, clean ballerina bun. Whatever though because just wearing my hair like this makes me feel chill/cool/effortless.
So if you want the low down on how I did this bun- I really do recommend letting your hair get a little bit dirty. If your hair is super clean, it is harder to get the controlled bumpy look. I tried as effortlessly as possible to collect half of my hair up onto my head and tried to effortlessly put it in an effortless bun. After about ten minutes, I came up with this. Good luck!
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