Beauty moodboard: We heart top knots

We heart all things Top Knot here at the DDG office, and I’d bet my bottom dollar you too are coveting this gem of a hairstyle. It’s an easy, versatile and quick ‘do to throw together and best of all it can look polished-chic or messy-cool, and there are just so many different styles to play around with. From hidden braid buns to messy up-dos, this is one tresses choice you’ll definitely want to dabble with (duh!). After all, when a hairstyle is used on the runways for several consecutive seasons, there has to be a reason, right? Right.

Love the look of some of these styles? Here’s how to get them:

1. Find out how to get the perfect donut bun here.

2. Learn how to do the amazing upside down braid bun.

3. Pump up the volume with this big bun tutorial.

4. Joey Scandizzo shows us how to get the perfect summer bun.


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Images courtesy of 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6.


By Kristina Ioannou

Which is your favourite bun from the moodboard? Comment below!


Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

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i love 1, 2 and 5 🙂


The top knot is my staple hair do. My hair looks ridiculous in a pony tail (it is quite thin), so the top knot is the answer to my updo. I wish my hair was longer and thicker to be able to do more fancy up dos!

DDGD - Kate

Have you ever tried using a donut Mon? They are awesome 🙂


I love 4 & 5. Too bad my hair is WAY to layered to even stay in place for 5 minutes xD


It's an upside down French Braid. Just flip your head upside down, and begin braiding as usual, I typically secure it with a small rubber band then gather the rest of my hair into the bun. This bun looks to be a sock bun.


how can i do no. 1?


For No.1 which looks like a typical sock bun you pull your hair into a high pony (straighten it if it's curly). After your hair is up take the "tube" part of a sock (definitely one that matches your hair color) and string your hair through the sock. Then begin to roll the sock down. You may have to tuck in some ends but your hair should stay in place. Ta-Da! Sock bun.


thanks! 🙂


I wonder how you do the second one! looks grt!


How do you do number 5?

DDGD - Kate

Hi Sabrina,

This video from Refinery29 should get you pretty close!



I love #6. Its messy, effortless, and still very pretty! I have the most trouble making a top knot like that!


i keep seeing five and i love it so much, its the cutest top knot i have seen yet, and all though the video got me close its still not identical to the picture i keep seeing of five! its so frustrating, if anyone knows where i can learn how to do that same bun dont keep it to yourself! help a sister out!


I love number 2, wish i had long enough hair to do it


Where are tutorials for #5 and #6? They don't look as complicated, but there must be a way to perfect them!


How do you get number 6? Iloove it!!


My fave is def #3! I just starting rocking the top knot and made my own sock bun to get it right! where it all the time!