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How to create the perfect fashion-forward top knot

Published 20/01/2012 | 15:42

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles August 7, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Celebrity hair stylist Adam Reed gives his tips for creating a fashion-forward bun.

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From Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria to Lauren Conrad and Miranda Kerr, celebs can’t get enough of the fashion-forward top knot.

But how does the average person go about turbo-charging their humble bun?

Step forward celebrity hairdresser Adam Reed – who has coiffed the locks of Madonna and Kylie Minogue.

Here are his tips for creating a dashingly dishevelled January look.

1. When you’re dressing hair it’s absolutely essential to make sure you get a good foundation. So first dry the hair with Percy & Reed Quite Wonderfully Wavy Texturising Spray to add volume and shape.

2. Next pull the hair up high to the position you want the bun, it can sit anywhere you like, and secure with a hook band. To keep it fresh and modern, don’t pull the hair back too tightly and don’t worry about loose and stray hairs – they just add to the character.

3. Once the hair is in a ponytail, backcomb and spray in sections using Percy & Reed Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray. The idea is to create lots of volume before securing a bun ring to the base of the ponytail.

4. Manipulate the hair into the shape of a bun, wrap it around the bun ring and secure with geisha pins. The messier the better!

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