Messy updo tutorial: off-center topknot

/ 12.02.2014
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  • Messy side topknot
  • Messy side topknot

Topknots are probably the best updo ever, after the ponytail of course, and we love this version with the knot pinned to one side. It's playful, it makes messy hair look cool, and it's really easy to style. To find out how to get the look, just follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream evenly throughout. Use a comb to ensure good coverage from root to tip because the cream doubles as a thermal protectant.

Step 2
Blow-dry your hair using a paddle brush to get it as straight as you can. Don't worry if it's not perfect, you'll be putting it all up into a messy hairstyle anyway!

Step 3
Part your hair roughly in the middle, then section off a chunk of hair on either side of your face.

Step 4
Leaving the hair at the front alone, gather the rest of your hair up and twist it into a messy, off-center topknot. You can secure it with a hair tie then pin it down or just use pins on their own.

Step 5
Tuck the hair at the front behind your ears, then tease a few small pieces of hair loose from the topknot and anywhere else you feel necessary to soften the look.

Step 6
Spray your finished style all over with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold and to tame any unwanted flyways. That's it!

What do you think? Could this be your new go-to casual updo?

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