How To: Ted Gibson Shows How To Make The Perfect Half-Down Top Knot

Celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson has teamed up with Yahoo! Beauty to give us a tutorial in the half-up, half-down top knot trend.

Below is Gibson’s 7-step guide to complete the look:

  1. Start by using a large barrel curling iron to create soft waves.
  2. With a comb, section hair from the top of the ear to the crown of the head.
  3. Brush hair straight up into a tight, high ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  4. Apply styling cream to tame flyaways and add shine.
  5. Twist the ponytail into a knot at the top of your head.
  6. Use bobby pins to secure the knot.
  7. Finish the look with hairspray to hold everything in place.

Press play above to watch Gibson serve up a fierce lesson plan on the art of the half-down top knot.