Cinderella Top Knot Hairstyle DIY

Pin It!A quick and simple Cinderella top knot tutorial inspired by one of the original Disney princesses! A step-by-step style for your next Disneybound.

The third installment on my Disney inspired hairstyles! Today I am taking inspiration from one of the most beloved characters, Cinderella! That’s right, I’m taking on her iconic top knot look and giving it a modern and fresh twist.

I actually had so much fun sourcing some accessories to create the look including her evening choker necklace. I always like to keep these looks minimal but I couldn’t resist adding the blue polka dot bandana to give it that modern twist and make it more of that Disneybound flair!


To get the perfect hair canvas you want to blow-dry your hair with a round brush and then curl it! This hairstyle looks best with textured hair so you could go all out and curl your hair or use your natural curl or even 2-3 day old hair loaded up with dry shampoo. Either way the more texture the better!

step one:

Keeping the face framing strands at the front of the face, grab all of the hair and gently gather it all together by the crown of your head. Create a high pony tail and secure it with an elastic band.

step two:

Secure with a ponytail. We used a small elastic and two Bobby pins looped through both sides of the elastic. Pin the first Bobby pin at the top and twist the elastic around until secure and pin the second Bobby pin down. This creates more height and bouncy than a regular ponytail. 

step three:

Grab sections of the pony and start twisting into a bun securing each strand of hair with a bobby pin. Repeat this step until you form a loose top knot. You want to be “wrapping” each strand into the top knot.

Pin It!A quick and simple Cinderella top knot tutorial inspired by one of the original Disney princesses! A step-by-step style for your next Disneybound.

step four:

Fold the scarf and position on your head so that where you want the bow has equal ends of scarf. To secure tie the bow L over R and then R over L. Alternating creates extra security and ensures that the bow tails aren’t uneven and bumpy. 

step five:

Grabbing pieces at random start forming a bun and pinning them down. Go back and pull on the top knot a bit to tease it and make it look effortlessly messy.

step six:

Go back and add bobby pins where you see it needs to be secured. Twist some sections to create interest and dimension. Make sure the top knot is evenly balanced on both sides and has the textured look you want!

step seven:

Ensure to check the shape from all side and secure any flyaways with Bobby pins! Then, add a light holding hair spray to keep the look shiny and smooth all day long. My favorite is the ORIBE Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray. Smells really good and makes your hair look shiny without weighing it down!

step eight:

Touch up any of your face framing layers with an iron, finish with hair spray if desired! Grab your favorite Cinderella accessories and pose with a broom to get the full effect. Just kidding! Unless you’re into that sort of thing.

I don’t know why, but I love trying to create these Disney princess looks. I am so not a hair person but sourcing out all the accessories and making sure I capture the essence of a character really makes me happy! I want to level up my game and add in a bit of Disneybounding to these looks so that the hair matches the outfit. Maybe next time I’ll do that! So, what did you think?!

Styling by Abigail Fifield | Photography by my Business Bestie Aimée Flynn Photo.

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