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This Simple Trick Gets a Classic Topknot Crazy Smooth

My biggest obstacle in wearing a polished topknot? Endless flyaways (seriously, I feel like half my hair is an annoying wispy length). A texturizing paste might be just the thing I'm missing for a slicked-back look.

Sam Dulac

Refinery29 | written by Khalea Underwood

It’s no secret that we’re always here for a good topknot. And why wouldn’t we be? The high bun is an all-purpose style for every occasions and season. You can keep your strands from sticking to your neck during the summertime, or dress up your entire look with your bun and a moody lip on those chillier nights. And to state our case further: The hairstyle is crazy easy to perfect – if you implement a few tried-and-true techniques. Watch the video above to fall in love all over again.

Step 1: Before creating your ponytail, flip your hair over, mist with your favorite holding product (like a setting spray, gel, mousse, or styling spray), and blow-dry it smooth. This sets the style and minimizes flyaways. Secure with an elastic.

Step 2: Split your ‘do in two sections, smoothing your hair with texturizing paste along the way.

Step 3: Rope twist your sections together.

Step 4: Wrap your new twist around your elastic. This should create a shape similar to a beehive. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 5: Finish with hair spray.

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