When ghd recently asked me to do a hair tutorial with their new rose gold styler I was pretty damn chuffed. In my eyes (and I'm sure a lot of others) ghd are the goddesses of the hair product world. My own original pair of stylers which I've had since I was 13 years old are still going strong. However, I couldn't say no to an upgrade in this gorgeous rose gold colour.
I was a little stumped when thinking about what I could possibly show as a hair tutorial as after all, I'm certainly no beauty blogger! In fact, most of the time I leave my hair natural, unbrushed and just let it do it's thing. However, when I had a think about what hair do I'm asked about most when I do make the extra 15 minutes effort in the morning it has to be the messy, half-up top knot.
To begin with brush your hair out as normal making sure all tangles, knots and hidden matted dreadlocks that have formed are long gone!
Using the end of a backcombing brush (or just a regular parting comb) make two partings on your head on each side and gather the hair on the top centre of your head all together and clip together away from the rest of your hair. We'll come back to this section that forms the top knot later.
ghd Heat Protection Spray*. I was gutted when my previous one ran out a few weeks ago, but ghd came to the rescue just in time and replaced it with a new bottle for me!
...And we're done! Only kidding.
Wrap the ponytail around itself until it forms a 'bun shape'. This usually takes me two or three go's to get it right, so be patient if it doesn't wrap around right the first time and try again. Once you've got it, don't let that bun go and secure with about 193838474 kirby grips. I usually spritz my hair with a bit of ultimate strength hair spray to ensure that top knot stays!
Let me know if you try a messy, half-up, top knot.