How To: Half-Up Braided Top Knot

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
How to: Half-up braided top knot

Half ups and top knots are two of our favourite go-to hairstyles because the messier they are, the better they look. They are the easiest to create when travelling or when you simply don’t have a mirror around. Combine these two hairstyles and you will get a half-up top knot. Want to spruce it up further, simply add braids. Sounds exciting, no?

half braided top knot

Here’s a step-by-step guide to ace the half-up top knot and look chic AF!

You will need:

  • Comb
  • Clip
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair ties

half braided top knot

Step 01: Grab a wide section of hair from the centre of your crown area and separate it from the rest of your hair and clip it

Step 02: Tie the loose hair into a ponytail to keep it out of the way

Step 03: Unclip the top section and from your hairline and start creating a Dutch braid along the centre of the head

Step 04: Once the braid reaches the back of your head, gather all the remaining hair and tie into a messy top knot. Secure with bobby pins

Step 05: Untie the ponytail at the back and add some waves using a curling iron to finish off the look.

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Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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