The Secret To The Perfect Top Knot

,By Eleanor Pendleton
Gritty Pretty – @gritty_pretty

Recently, while shooting in 32 degree heat in New York City with Sara Kerens, I was forced to embrace the high bun myself. And, to add a bit of youthful defiance, I left any fly-aways to go free — finding home at the nape of the neck. I had been a fan of the top knot style for years. That’s not to say I was no longer a fan. You see, I went through a major top knot phase circa 2008. Perhaps a little too enthusiastically, if you will. Even my boyfriend recalls meeting me five or so years ago and Every Single Day I took my hair up into a top knot. I think he was eventually surprised by what I looked like with my hair down! It’s so easy, so versatile and so damn quick to create.

But, if you want to know my secret, I like to blast my roots and ends with dry shampoo before I pull it up — it creates the perfect workable texture.

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