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Monday, 10 March 2014

how to: messy "indie" topknot

messy indie top knot
how to do a messy bun on short hair

This is going to be one of those "non" tutorials but something that was highly requested. Although it may seem baffling to hair styling experts, the messy bun is a style that alludes a lot of people. Me included. It's always something that is so hard to get right, why does it take so long to make your hair look like you've just thrown it up?

Picture this - I was in Munich, My hair was third day hair and definitely in "must wash ASAP" territory... As you can tell by my greased up fringe. But I was uber tired from the night before and me and Zoe are prone to the snooze button... So with a few minutes to spare before checked, Armed with a hair band and a can of Batiste Dry Shampoo in Monochrome I set about creating this sort of indie messy topknot as Zoe referred to it as! After a good spritz and a shake out, I sectioned off the front part of my hair. I kept down a lot more hair than I'd normally leave. As  I do have short hair and natural the bits that frame my face it fell quite nicely but I can imagine it's harder on longer hair. I wouldn't normally leave so much hair down, but I think it works nicely with this look. Then I just gathered the rest of my hair up as high as I could and tried to make a bun with what little hair I have! I literally just folded the little tuft over and wrapped my hairband round it and made it look a bit messy! I wish my hair wasnt as greasy as it was but when you're lazy and in a foreign country it shouldn't matter... well unless your like me and then take photos of yourself all the time and share them on the internet. Id recommend trying this on second day hair over freshly washed. It's supposed to look lived in and a bit more on the messy side compared to your average top knot!
What do you think of this look?

27 comments

  1. I loved this look on you! I even tried it out after seeing your post! xo

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  2. i love that bun. i wish my hair would look just as well when in a "must wash ASAP" mode.

    pssshhht.blogspot.com

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  3. Noo I live in Munich! It would have been awesome to see you, anyway! Love the top knot, I wish I had schorter hair to try it. xx

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  4. I love this, it looks so cool!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  5. Really cool look! I love your sunnies too xx

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Love this look! Definitely find it harder to leave bits out with long hair

    Xx Milly

    www.lovemilly.blogspot.ca

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  7. This style looks awesome on you Lily! Will definitely be trying it out on holiday! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Where are your sunglasses from?

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  9. I freaking love as messy bun/top knot ... looks so amazing on you!
    http://hollyhutcheonbeauty.wordpress.com/

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  10. I love this hair look, going to have to try this out!x

    electra-violet.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love your hair look! I have a blog post on how to get your hair to grow and keep it healthy on my blog if you would like to read it. Not that you need it, but you just mentioned your hair was short.

    Beth
    bethandbeauty.com

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  12. Love top knots! Looks great on you. x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love this! Its perfect for the huge indie fringe trend going on right now! Can't wait to do this!

    inwiththenew.net

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  14. I love top knots! Mine is always so big because my hair is curly! Love the sunglasses xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  15. love this post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  16. I love messy buns! Easiest style ever :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  17. I love this although can never do it, definitely will try it on a 2nd wash day though as I always try it on my freshly washed hair, that's probably why I fail it haha

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/marieljanina

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