Topknots are no longer just a way to get your hair out of your face. While you might be used to rocking the style when you’re putting on your make-up or going for a run, the classic look has had a revamp – and everyone is wearing it. Celebs and models have been rocking topknots on runways and red carpets, and they’ve got some brilliant ideas for refreshing the easy-to-master style. It’s perfect for keeping you cool in the summer, too!
Braids are a great way to add texture to your topknot and give it a fairytale feel. I love Ashlee Simpson’s double-braided style! Start the braid at the nape of your neck and braid until you reach where the bun will sit. Then bring all the hair back together and braid again until you reach the tips of your hair. Stylish.
This one is as easy as it sounds. Make like Julianne Hough and throw your hair up in a messy topknot with no real structure. You’ll want to balance it out with some pristine make-up – statement eyes or lips – to avoid that “just woken up” look. Keep the bun loose and unsymmetrical for ultimate style points.
Trust Kim Kardashian to rock the sleek look! The Kardashian’s leading lady has been snapped with her hair pulled back into a glossy topknot several times, and it’s a really good style for showing off new earrings. Use a light hair gel and comb to smooth out bumps, and finish with a shine spray for that uber-glossy look.
Nicole Scherzinger blended a normal topknot with the new braided style by completing a classic topknot and wrapping a braid around the base. Put your hair into a high ponytail, section off a small section and braid it. Leave the braid out as you wrap the topknot and then wrap the braid and secure. Gorgeous, and still pretty easy.
Yep, even curly hair looks good thrown up. Make like AnnaLynne McCord and really maximize the texture and dimension of curls. Use a curl defining cream on any curls that escape and use them to frame your face. Stunning – and perfect for hiding roots!
Hilary Duff is queen of the low maintenance topknot. It looks effortless and windblown, but teamed with her usual bright lipstick, it completes a playful yet sophisticated look. Give your hair texture with a salt spray and tease with a comb. Double points if you add orange lipstick, too!
If you fancy something a bit more difficult, take inspiration from Maria Menounos's cute bow. Start with a ponytail, divide into two and add texture with a sea salt spray. Backcomb both sections and spray with hairspray. Wrap one section around your hand to make a loop and spritz. Secure with grips, repeat for the second section and secure the bow. Add hairspray and teasing as necessary, and you’re ready!
Second day hair is perfect for trying this type of style, and it’s perfect for almost any length – if you’ve stubborn short layers, use a styling wax to tame the ends, meaning you can get the look too. How are you wearing your topknots?!
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