If you're not familiar with the term, a "top knot" is simply a bun that's worn high on the head so that it can be seen from the front. Celebrities everywhere are pulling of the trend again and again, and if you haven't tried it out yet, it's probably time. In order to avoid a severe look that's more of a miss than a hit, keep a few of these ideas in mind, according to Glamour magazine's beauty blog.
If you want to keep the focus on your face and flawless makeup application, keep your top knot slick and polished but not looking like hard plastic. Jack Black – Sleek Finish Texture Cream will give you the perfect look.
For a more casual vibe, try parting your hair in the front and keeping the bun wide. It's fine to have a couple of loose tendrils near the front to frame your face and add a bit of softness. A few curls would work well too – just keep them shaped with Leonor Greyl – Structure Naturelle (Strong-hold hair spray).