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The topknot is the go-to hairstyle for lazy gals everywhere – it’s fast, uncomplicated, and will stay in place all day! That’s why it’s a staple at the gym, at work, and during hectic lunch weekends. However, practicality can be every bit as sexy as indulgence. In fact, major stars like Kendall Jenner and Katy Perry have been adding some serious glam to their topknots.
With just a little bit of sparkle, the right lipstick, and a killer dress, you can take your low maintenance knot to new heights. It might be as simple as going bold and experimenting with double knots like supermodel Joan Smalls. Or, you could add an elegant, minimalistic hair grip like Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland.
This might be a simple style, but there are endless combinations, so have some fun and find the one that works for you.
The Half-Up Top Knot
This is another favourite of off-duty models. It works wonderfully on both long and short cuts. For girls with lengthier locks, it is best to keep your topknot quite small, so it isn’t overly heavy and doesn’t unravel over the course of the day. It’s really easy to do because all you need is a divide between the top and bottom sections of hair.
Try creating the horizontal division at about eye level. Leave the bottom half loose, but take the top section and wrap a hairband around it. Don’t pull it all the way through, though; create a rounded ‘bubble’ shape, by only pulling part of the ponytail length through the band. Shorter hair can hold with a single band, but longer tresses and hair extensions might need to be reinforced with several.
The Messy Top Knot Bun
This is a hugely popular ‘do because it provides all of the definition and ‘piled up’ sophistication of the high knot, but without too much severity. The thing about a tight, structured top knot is that it focuses all attention on the features. If you’re not confident about your face, stick with a more relaxed vibe. Start with unwashed hair, as this will give your tresses better grip. Then, draw them up into a high pony.
While holding the base of the ponytail, move the hair band from your wrist and over the pony, but don’t pull it through completely. Now, grab the base of the pony with the other hand and pull the band back over the bun. Twist it again to form a figure eight shape. And then pull it back, right over the top of the bun another time. Use bobby pins to arrange and secure the loose ends in the way that you like (as messy or neat as you want).
The Punk Rock Top Knot
For a slightly edgier, punk rock vibe, take a leaf out of Rita Ora’s book. She likes to build up her glamorous top knot and then wind the lengths of hair around to the front so that they create a dramatic, blunt fringe. This is a bold style, but you can pull it off if you’ve got the sass. The best technique is to use a coiled, snake-like design (twist the lengths of your hair until they’re tight and taut).
That way, you can twist and pile it into a super cool bun. Leave a section loose at the end though and make sure it is secured right above your face. Use it to create a banging blunt fringe with enough attitude to make Rihanna blush. Actually, this is a really quick and effective way for ladies without a fringe to create a temporary one. Just make sure that you tie everything down with pins and slides or that coil of hair is going to spring out unexpectedly.
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