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Model facing camera wearing a half up top knot. Model facing camera wearing a half up top knot.

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THE KIT

HALF UP TOP KNOT ESSENTIALS

Go for carefree cool in a relaxed half up top knot. Recreate the effortless, woke-up-like-this look with these styling must-haves:

STEP 1

TEXTURIZE YOUR TRESSES

For model-inspired tousled texture, spritz Shockwaves Blow Dry Volumizer onto dry hair, scrunching with hands to create a messier finish. Spray a little extra onto roots, then blast all over with a hairdryer to lock in that laid-back texture.

Model posing with hairdryer.
Model applying Shockwaves Style Refresh & Volume Dry Shampoo to hair.
STEP 2

BOOST ROOTS

Spray Shockwaves Style Refresh & Volume Dry Shampoo directly onto roots. Massage with fingertips to lift roots while adding texture and grip to hair for easy styling and long-lasting hold. We promise your style will. not. budge.

STEP 3

DO THE TWIST

Now your hair texture is on point, sweep the top section of hair back into a half up high ponytail. Secure with elastic, teasing out hair at the root for extra volume and texture. Then, twist the length of the ponytail and wrap around the elastic, creating your half up top knot.

Model tying hair into a half up top knot.
Model wearing a half up top knot
STEP 4

FIX AND GO

Tuck the ends of hair underneath the twisted bun so they aren’t on show, then fix into place with grips. Make sure the bun is secure and doesn’t wobble – if it does, add a few extra pins to really lock this style down. Finally, mist Shockwaves Ultra Strong Power Hold Hairspray all over hair to make it last from AM to PM. And, you’re done.

Expert tip for back combing. Spray dry shampoo at your roots to keep it from slipping out. Michael Douglas Wella expert. Wella logo on bottom.
Michael Douglas, Wella hairstyling expert.

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