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15th Aug 2021

This TikTok video finally showed me how to get the perfect messy top knot every time

Trine Jensen-Burke

how to get the perfect messy top knot

It has been the go-to hairstyle for so many of us with long-ish hair these past 18 months.

(And for some of us, long before that too)

The thing is – and I know I am not alone – getting my messy bun to look just enough messy without being too messy – it’s an art form. And one I frequently fail at.

Luckily, there’s a new technique going viral on TikTok, guaranteeing the perfectly placed, just-messy-enough top knot – every single time.

And having tested it I am happy to say it actually works beautifully.

Quinty Mirjam de Vries recently shared a video to the popular social media platform, showing a sort of a twist and flick hack the creates a very stylish messy bun, that still looks like it won’t crumble when she walks around or moved her head.

@quintymirjamAntwoorden aan @simpformichaeljacksonn MY MESSY BUN SECRET! | ##hairtok ##messybuntutorial♬ Beggin’ – Måneskin

@Quintymirjam, who has over 44 million likes on TikTok, demonstrates how she first pulls her hair back into a high ponytail – but instead of pulling hair all the way through, she only pulls it halfway through the hair-tie before twisting the band and flipping her hair over her hand before securing the style.

Impressively, the whole hair hack takes mere seconds.

Tip: If you are trying these on your own hair, do make sure you have a pretty stretchy hair bobbin, as a really small, stiff one won’t work.