Get the Look: Sleek Fly-Away-Free Topknot

A sleek topknot hairstyle is simple to style, but there are a few easy steps you can follow to take your bun from looking haphazard to chic. This video tutorial is full of expert tips for the next time you want to rock a topknot.

The topknot has moved past the ballerina studio and become a staple workplace or weekend look. It has even been spotted at red carpet events. While perfecting the topknot bun looks easy, determining the right placement and pinning all your hair in the right place can prove to be a challenge. Thankfully, there are a few simple tips and tricks you can follow to achieve a smooth, fly-away-free bun that you can easily fit into your daily hair routine. With the right hairspray like L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Unfragranced Hairspray the perfect top knot is achievable. Follow this foolproof DIY tutorial with L’Oréal Paris Canadian Hair Artist & Expert Brennen Demelo to learn the steps and products used to achieve the ultimate sleek no-fly-away topknot that will stay put.

Part 1: Create Your Ponytail

Step 1: Begin this look with clean, dry hair. Using your tool of choice—either your fingers, a fine-toothed comb or a hairbrush—pull your hair back into a high ponytail and secure it with two elastics. This will keep your bun from drooping throughout the day. Expert tip: To determine the right positioning of your bun, align your ponytail with your jawline.

Part 2: Style Your Bun

Step 2: The first step in creating your sleek topknot is simple. Take a section of your ponytail (about one third) and wrap it around the base to cover the elastics. Secure the ends of the wrapped hair with a bobby pin, pinning it into your bun to hide the clip. Repeat this step with the last two remaining sections of hair. Tightly wrap the hair around the base of your ponytail as many times as necessary. Expert tip: Place the bobby pins horizontally into your hair with the groove-side down.

Step 3: To ensure that your hair is firmly wrapped and secured around the bun, take bobby pins and push them into the centre of the ponytail. You can pin down any fly-away sections or tuck any loose hairs into the centre of the bun for a sleek look. This will help create a firm, solid base for your bun and prevent any fly-away hairs from popping up. It will also ensure that your bun stays put throughout the day and night and won’t droop or come apart.

Part 3: Finish Your Look

Step 4: Now that your bun is secured in place, spray your pulled-back hair and topknot with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Unfragranced Hairspray . As you spritz, comb down any baby hairs along your hairline at the front and back with a small comb so they aren’t left sticking out. This will help your topknot look sleek and professional. The finishing touch of hairspray adds hold and shine to your mane while taming any loose hairs.

With a few simple tweaks to your styling routine, and by using the right tools and products, creating a sleek topknot can be quick and easy. This hairstyle works with all hair types and textures and can even be created straight out of the shower to achieve a wet-look style. If your hair is on the shorter side, a few more bobby pins will be needed. You can also dress the style up by adding decorative clips or barrettes to the bun.

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