You'll be surprised how easy Nikki's bodacious top knot is to do. Sure, it looks big, beautiful and even a little bit fancy, but as you'll soon see the bun only takes her about 2 minutes to complete. She wears it to work, to the gym, to formal events, there's nowhere you can't wear a bun - except maybe the movie theater.

Nikki posted this look in our curly photos section, StyleNook, and listed all of the steps and products she used. But she also created a video tutorial that proves it can be done in under 2 minutes!

What You'll Need:


  • Step 1 - Gather all of your hair on top of your head, starting at the back of your head and pulling forward
  • Step 2 - Use the hair tie to wrap the hair once (or twice, if you have less hair) with the ends tucked into the band, it will look very messy at this point
  • Step 3 - Tuck all of the loose ends in, using bobby pins to secure them when necessary
  • Optional Step 4 - If you're going for a polished look, apply your edge tamer at the end
  • Optional Step 5 - Nikki accessorized with a $1 bandana she got from Walmart, but any headband would work!

Watch the Video

This article was originally published in August 2014 and has been updated for grammar and clarity.