The Must-Have Tiered Top Knot For Natural Hair

Natural curly hair is often full of luster and texture, but sometimes those rich curls can get lost in your average top knot. That’s where the tiered top knot comes in! By layering strategically placed ribbon across the hairline, at the crown and around the actual top knot—rich texture naturally become more apparent, while curls float high and proud on your head!



  1. Place your hair in a high ponytail (versus a bun).
  2. Next, wrap a ribbon around your hairline, your crown, and the middle portion of your ponytail.
  3. Once the ribbon is wrapped around your ponytail, tie it in place using a double knot or bow. Note: But “cutting” or tying the ponytail in half with the ribbon, your pony will automatically be uplifted, giving it the look of a bouncy-top knot. This technique allows for a mountain of goddess-like curls to sit high for an etherial, chic statement. Styling Tip: Feel free to layer two different ribbons (as we did here) for extra texture and grip.


Hair and Concept by Maritza Buelvas
Photography by Jennifer Coffey
Model Kirsten Luiz