Full Top Knot for Short or Thin Hair!

Hey Lovelies! I am really super excited to be sharing this tutorial with you today and I will tell you why. I have thin, fine, short(ish) hair and honestly, pinterest makes me sad. Well not really sad, but you know when you see that amazing braid and you try it and somehow it looks like it was done on a 3 year old? Yeah, that is me. And that is ok! Because there is a lot of fun stuff to do with fine, thin, or short hair. You just have to know the right methods or the right styles to try. And that is why I started my Fine Hair Friendly series. Lots of fun styles that work for all hair types. So today I am bringing you my fail safe method for a full top knot for short or thin hair. My hair is just above shoulder length and very fine. So here is how I do it!
I have put together a quick picture tutorial below as well as a video tutorial so I think I’ve got you covered!
What you have to remember with short hair or slippery fine hair, is that you probably will have pieces escaping and it might create a more messy look. Thats ok! We love messy hair over here in “fine, short hair land!” And I have plenty other Messy Hair Tutorials for you. The bottom line is working with what you’ve got and having fun with it. And if getting a sleek ballerina bun isn’t possible, then don’t do a sleek ballerina bun! :) I like this messy look and it can still be dressed up with a dressy headband or worn casual with a turban scarf and shorts.
So here’s the video tutorial for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for spending some time with me today! Hope you will love you hair and maybe give this a try!

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  1. Amy@TheBlissfulBee says:

    Great tutorial! I would love for you to link up at my Work it Wednesday linky party!!


  2. I love this tutorial. I am in the “all i can do with my hair is a ponytail” phase because it’s not short enough to be funky anymore, but not long enough to do all the beachy waves that are popular on pinterest. So thank you! I’m going to try it out soon! You make it look so easy, so I hope it is just as easy as it seems!

  3. Hi Christie! Great tutorial and hairspiration, Hunny! We encourage you to check out our SMALL Hunny Bun™ to assist you in rocking a top knot, ballerina and/or messy bun for your thin, fine, short(ish) hair! It makes us sad when women feel defeated by their hair and our hope is we help in stopping that madness in its tracks! ;) Keep spreadin’ the good word, Hunny! xo

  4. Whoa! I wish I would have seen this when it originally posted – this would have been PERFECT for our super hot and incredibly humid 4th of July weekend! I have long hair to my mid back, but it is really “fine” and even I have trouble with those pretty pinterest hairdos. My hair is very long – it *should* be thick, but it’s just not, and that makes me sad. I usually just clip my hair up with one of those ugly claw things because my little munchkins leave no bathroom time for Mom. This seems quick and simple and once it’s up, it’s done and I won’t have to cringe every time I walk past a reflective surface!! Thanks!!

    • Ma Nouvelle Mode says:

      I’m a mommy of 3 and I completely understand the lack of bathroom time :) hope this works for you! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. cassandra says:

    LOVE the tutorial, I am going to try it out when I get home. I am growing out my hair and feel like I cant do anything with it, it is just above shoulder length too. THANKS!!

    • Ma Nouvelle Mode says:

      Growing out my hair is one of the hardest things I’ve done… Why is it so hard!???? Lol good luck:) :) :)

  6. I tried this today and it looks so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Nice!

  8. Great tutorial really explained a few things to people. Once thing I really struggled with after relaxing and plating my hair, is breakage and split ends. So I used a very specific hair regimen with black castor oil. I created a video tutorial which might help many of you.

    All the best

  9. This is great! I am trying it tomorrow. I never thought about constructing it like you have! My hair is thin and doesn’t hold shape well so this should do the trick! Makes SO much sense. Thankyou!

  10. I tried this today and it totally didn’t work! My hair never seems to want to cooperate :/

  11. Thank you for your video and for sharing with us this information!!! You are doing everything so easy and freely! It looks like everybody can make the same things by themself so easy!!! It is so helpfully, that you showed how to make this look step by step! That’s amazing! thank you for your blog!