The top knot hairstyle is a perfect choice for men with long hair, preferably those that stretch to the shoulders and beyond. It sports shaved sides and a top that’s bunched together into that cool knot. In short, it’s a hybrid between the trendy undercut and the beautiful man bun. The top knot hairstyle comes in many different variations ranging from bouncy, sleek to messy.
#1 Curly Top Knot with Low Skin Fade
Start by styling your hair into soft kinky curls. Go for a dipped part to isolate the top and give the sides a low skin fade that’s blended at the back. Pull up the long hair at the top and hold it into a small pony positioned at the crown. Secure the base with a rubber band and add hair spray to the loose ends for increased visual volume. The result is a curly knot ideal for those with long hair.
#2 Textured Slicked Back Top Knot
Add texture to the hair, ensuring to concentrate it more at the top. Make a complete side part and sport a short buzzed cut on the sides. Run your fingers through the textured top to create that raked look and pull it back into a ponytail positioned at the crown. Twist the ponytail in one direction and secure it with a rubber band. Chop the ends of the pony to create that stout knot.
#3 Sleek Mohawk Top Knot
Settle for some blowout texture to give your hair more volume. Make two-part lines that run parallel to each other at the top, letting them stretch from the front to the crown. Give the sides a high skin fade and leave the hair between the two-part lines longer to create that sleek Mohawk. Pull it to the back and hold it into a ponytail at the crown. Secure the base and fold back the strands in the ponytail to tuck them inside the tie.
#4 Braided Top Knot
Make a complete side part in your natural hair and go for a high tapered skin fade on the sides and back. Part the top into three different sections and start styling into box braids. As you approach the crown, pull off some strands from the braided section. Style them into braids that are pulled to merge at the crown. Secure with a tie for that sweet braided knot.
#5 Soft Looped Top Knot with Short Buzz
This style looks great when you start with a blowout texture. Go on to make two side parts that dip towards the back and give the sides a short buzz. Pull up the longer top into a ponytail positioned at the center of the head. Twist it in the clockwise direction and fold it down from the center to create that looped look. Secure with a hairband, and you’ll be good to go.
#6 Flirty Textured Looped Man Bun
Start this flirty style with some texture to the hair and add some hair conditioning product to give it that lush and soft look. Make a comb part on the sides and give them a light trim. Pull back the long hair except for a few face-framing pieces left on one side. Positioning it into a ponytail at the crown, run your fingers gently through the top to create a raked texture. Fold the ponytail into a loop and secure to create a knot. This hairstyle is great for men with long ombre hair.
#7 Wavy Man Bun with Dipped Low Part
Start this hairstyle with a low part that dips towards the back. Add some texture to the hair and use an iron rod to style into spiral waves. Let the wavy hair below the part line fall by gravity. Pull back the remaining hair and position it at the crown into a ponytail. Twist slightly in one direction and fold to secure into a knot. Men with full beards and wavy shoulder-length hair look great in this style.
#8 French Braid Top Knot with Tapered Undercut
Go for some texture and create a double side part. Trim the sides into a tapered undercut. Create an off-center part at the top to divide it into two sections. Style the two sections into a french braid that terminates into a top knot at the crown. This is an ideal style for long highlighted hair.
#9 Wavy Reverse Ombre Man Bun
Give your hair that reverse ombre look that transitions from blonde to brunette at the bottom. Sport some light curls on the lighter blonde section and give the bottom brunette hair a wavy look. Pull back the hair and hold it into a ponytail at the crown area. Tie the base and tuck the wavy end into the tie to create a voluptuous wavy knot.
#10 Messy Man Bun with Low Buzz
Begin with a low fade on the sides, letting it drop into a short buzz. Give the rest of the hair a blowout texture. Make two comb parts that sit high on the sides to isolate the top. Grab the top and pull it back into a ponytail at the crown. Pull up the longer sides and add them to the ponytail. Fold the ponytail into a knot and let the extra length loose for that cool messy styling.
#11 Slicked Back Top Knot with Artistic Sides
Start with a short buzz fade that sits high on the sides. Texture the longer top and give it a slick back into a short looped top knot having a loose untucked end. Finish by making multiple geometric slash lines on the sides for that cool artistic look. Try out this style if you’ve got long hair.
#12 Double-Slash Undercut
Give the sides and back a buzzed undercut sporting a double slash part at the top side. Add texture to the top with some Layrite pomade to give it that pomp-style raked texture. Let the pomp terminate into a stout top knot positioned at the crown. Long hair and thick medium hair work great for this hairstyle.
#13 Dipped High Fade
Style your hair into soft kinky curls and go on to make a dipped side part. Give the sides a high fade and pull up the longer top into a ponytail at the crown. Go for a slight twist in one direction and wrap the ponytail into a knot with the ends tucked into the rubber band. Leave loose some strands to create those soft flyaways that give the hair a feathery touch.
#14 Dutch Braid Man Bun with Signature Tapered Undercut
Create a hard side part and let the sides drop into a tapered undercut blended at the back. Part the longer top into multiple sections and style into a dutch braid starting from the front towards the back. Tie it into a knot at the crown and finish with a signature slash to the undercut side.
#15 Soft Messy Top knot with Side Braid
Separate the top of your natural hair with a side part. Divide the sides into three sections and style into a side braid that dips towards the back. Pull back the top and position it into a ponytail at the center of the back of the head. Tie into a looped knot leaving the ends loose for that cool messy finish.