- The “TikTok top knot” is trending on social media.
- Achieving the look is easy and takes less than five minutes.
- A publisher tried the TikTok top node and shares their results.
Let’s face it: everyday can’t be a good day for hair. I have a few favorite styles that I wear every week, but when my hair is dirty and I don’t want to wash it, I often struggle to look good. Fortunately, TikTok has a solution for this. The latest hair trend that went viral on the app was the answer to all my dirty hair woes, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone and everyone. Warmly welcome the “TikTok Top Node”.
Unlike the ever-popular supermodel’s slicked-back bun (worn by celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian), which sits low at the nape of the neck, the TikTok top knot sits higher on the head. The style is often seen on Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, and I can completely understand why they love it after testing it out for myself. The look isn’t hard to pull off – it only takes a few minutes and a few key products, but every time I wear it, it garners tons of compliments.
I only wash my hair twice a week at most, which means that while I like to wear my hair styled about three days a week, the rest of the time my hair is up in a ponytail or claw clip. This style is chic enough to wear to dinner or even an event, and it also looks great on all my daily video calls for work.
After testing this style many times, I’ve learned that achieving the perfect top knot starts with prepping the hair. If my hair is really dirty and I plan to wash it later that night or the next day, I usually start by applying a pre-shampoo serum like Fable & Mane HoliRoots Pre-Wash Hair Treatment Oil ($36) on my hair. scalp. It helps all of my baby hairs stay in place while I’m enjoying a treatment at the same time. I also like to coat the mid-lengths and ends of my hair with an oil like Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Oil ($87) to give everything a sleek look.
Then it’s time to start styling. After parting my hair down the middle, I start by dividing my hair into two sections. I cut the front pieces into a triangle shape and clip them to the top of my head to work with later. From there, I start working the rest of my hair into a high ponytail. I aim to bring it as close to the top of my head as possible while smoothing it out with a boar bristle brush. After securing everything with a rubber band, I use the Tancho High Grade Hair Stick ($12) to smooth everything out.
Then, to finish it off, I twist my ponytail into a bun and secure it with another hair tie or bobby pins. Once everything is secure, I go over the bumps again with the Tancho Stick, and set everything in place with a strong hold hairspray.
I’ve been wearing this hairstyle at least once a week for a few months, and it’s easily become one of my favorites. I like it even better than a slicked back bun because it sits high on my head and I can sit comfortably in a car or in bed without having a bumpy hairstyle that irritates the back of my neck. It also lasts all day with the right style and is easy to wear from day to night. If it’s good enough for Bella Hadid, it’s good enough for me. If you’re looking for a chic new hairstyle that’s a fun twist on the classic slicked up bun (and better, IMO), try the TikTok top knot. You will not be disappointed.
Image source: POPSUGAR Photography / Renee Rodriguez