This Half-Up Topknot Tutorial is Super-Simple

How to get #influencer hair in mere minutes.
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Influencer Marianna Hewitt demonstrating the perfect half-up topknot. Photo: @marianna_hewitt/Instagram

Influencer Marianna Hewitt demonstrating the perfect half-up topknot. Photo: @marianna_hewitt/Instagram

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Beauty blogger and bona-fide influencer Marianna Hewitt is a master of Insta-girl hair. And often, that means a perfectly imperfect half-up topknot, the ultimate second-day-after-a-shampoo look. In a video tutorial, she breaks down exactly how she creates the style — and it's super easy.

The key to nailing any half-up look is to keep in mind that it shouldn't really be a half-up look. In other words, rather than scooping up 50 percent of your hair into the topknot, aim to leave the bulk of your hair down, and only pull up the very top, front section. To find out how Hewitt creates the rest of the look, watch the full video above.

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