This is a guide on the top knot hairstyle. Also known as a topknot, this hairstyle is a variation of the man bun in that the hair is grown long enough to allow for its tying. However, the tied part of the hair is not as big as the mass of hair in a man bun, and thus the hair in the top knot looks more like a knot than a bun.
Because the hair is only long enough to barely allow for its tying, the hair is thus tied at the top of the head. Ergo, the name “top knot”. Because of said short length of the tied hair, usually the knot top hairstyle implies having the sides and back of the head clipped short so that the only hair that is left long is the hair on the top of the head. In fact, the top knot has been a favorite hairstyle of hipsters due to the short sides and back, and hipsters will usually combine their top knot with a hipster beard.
Men’s Top Knot Hairstyles