I had a lot of names for this hairstyle.
“It’s not a top knot”
“Top knot it’s not”
And then I was like, “No one is going to confuse this for a top knot. . . it’s not on the top of my head.”
So I settled on “mid knot”. Hope you like it.
Anyway, I really don’t have that many issues with top knots, I’m just not a fan of them (on my person). So this is as high as my “knot” gets. I’ve enjoyed making more buns and knots now that my hair is longer.
It may seem like there are a lot of details with this hairstyle, and I think they all contribute to the final look. Sure, anyone can throw their hair up into a bun, but if you want a loose, “lived in”, mid knot, I’d definitely recommend following all the steps. Especially the loosening around the nape. That’s a game changer.
If you prefer a messier look, as opposed to a ballerina bun, follow my tips from The Messiest Of Buns tutorial!