As a mom, no one appreciates the art of a good hair style more than me. Whether it’s hiding 4-day old, unwashed hair or just a plain bad hair day, a styling ‘do can make you feel pulled together when everything else feels out of sorts. My top two styles have always been a braid or bun because they really conceal flyaways, greasy roots and tangles. The newest hair trend on the block just happens to be the braided top knot and I couldn’t be happier. Combining my two fav styles? Sign me up! Here’s a few of some amazing braided top knots that will keep you feeling beautiful.
1. Mohawk Braid Top Knot
This braided top knot is as simple as they come. Section off the top part of your hair and make a dutch or french braid, and tie off with a rubber band. Then just make the tail into a bun and you’re set. You can wear the rest of your hair down or curl for a more dressed up feel. I’ll definitely be trying this style this weekend!
Check out TipsNTutorialPro.com for the full video tutorial!
2. French Braid Top Knot
This upside down french braid that that ends in a messy bun is the perfect mom hairstyle. Everyone’s favorite mom bun is back, but this take not only looks a little classier with the braid, but it has the added bonus of keeping all those obnoxious flyaway under control and out of your face while you take on the day.
Head over to our favorite braiding website, TwistMPretty.com for more braiding ideas and a great how-to video.
3. Double Boho Braided Buns
If you tend to rock the boho look, you’ll want to check out this double braided bun style. Two french braids will do a great job keeping your hair in place all day, and the fun buns keep you looking young and fun. This is a great style for short to medium-length hair.
Check out Skinner.com for 49 MORE braided looks that are perfect for moms.
4. Curly Braided Top Knot
This style was originally created for us curly-haired folk, but it’s really perfect for anyone. A french braid is made across the crown of the head and then ends in a messy bun. Pull a few loose tendrils out and this is the perfect style for a romantic night out!
5. Dutch Braided Top Knot
This double dutch braid that weaves into a top knot is TO DIE FOR. I can see this being perfect for a hot summer day because it will keep everything out of your face, but also great for a night out. While it definitely is a more intricate style than the previous ones on this list, it’s also one of the most beautiful.
You can get the super detailed tutorial on this style and other gorgeous ‘do’s over at MissySue.com.
6. Simple Braided Top Knot
If you’re a novice hair stylist like me, this basic braided top knot should be more than manageable. Simple make a top knot, keeping a small section out. Braid that piece and then wrap around the base of your bun. DONE!
Head over to GoodHousekeeping.com for this style and other tips for managing curly hair.