hair tutorial: easy topknot / high bun that actually stays put

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Today’s video tutorial is for a simple but secure hair bun, which can easily be dressed up or down based on your outfit. It was too dark in my house, so I hopped up to our roofdeck where it happened to be a rare beautiful day in Boston. Instead of using a velcro bump-it or teasing to add volume, my current favorite tool is just a claw hair-clip. This lets me pull out a little hair at the crown to create a poof, plus anchors the bun center and adds bun volume as well.

Press play below! Or direct link to my YouTube

I also included a few different looks below of this hairstyle worn for various occasions!

topknot tutorial tools

Tools: Non-slip claw clip, hair elastics, spin pins, hairspray and toothbrush (optional). These items can all be found at a drugstore or places like Target. My spin pins are a MUST for every updo…say goodbye to dozens of bobby pins that just end up falling out! I still use a few bobby pins just to clean up side and back wispies.

topknot hair bun how to video tutorial

I stumbled upon the claw trick while my hair was wet from the beach, so this is also a great way to keep damp hair out of your face. With damp hair, I skip the first elastic and instead give the hair a good twist at the base of the ponytail, before wrapping it into a bun circle.

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Past outfit posts with this same hairstyle:

boston new england snow winter coat outfit

Casual winter – outfit from this post

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Date night – outfit from this post

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Lilac lace – outfit from this post

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Comfy at home – outfit from this post

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Cape Cod casual – outfit from this post

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