After '90s beauty trends like brown lipstick, crimped locks, and heavy black liner came along, it wasn't long before their distant cousin, the twin (or double) top-knot, made its 2016 appearance in the world of fashion and beauty. The twin/double top-knot is just that – two top-knots on each side of your head, a trend that has been recently popping up on the heads of celebrities like Cara Delevigne, Yara Shahidi and Josephine Skriver.
It all started with the single top-knot, a look that celebrities and beauty lovers have recently accepted as a red carpet-appropriate look. Now, our favourite Instagram beauties are doubling down on the trend and showing off everything from fluffy double twists to sleek, cleanly wound buns.
During her Suicide Squad press tour, actress/model Cara Delevigne showed off a modern take on the formerly cartoonish Princess Leia signature hairstyle, while Yara Shahidi's twin twists offered a fun way to bypass late-summer humidity. Meanwhile, Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver took the look into off-duty territory with two wispy knots.
Ready to adopt this twin knot? Here are three different styles to try!
THE SLEPT-IN TWIN TOP-KNOTS
If you're looking for a low-key approach to the twin top-knot trend, try a bedhead look like Josephine Skriver. Two loose top-knots on your head will provide a more playful, carefree approach to the look that's perfect for running errands or chilling on your day off.
To achieve this look, begin by carelessly sectioning your hair off down the middle (it doesn't have to be exact!) using your fingers. Grab the section of hair on one side of your head, then pull it up into the shape of a ponytail, folding the hair down to create a small bun. Secure with an elastic, leaving a large section of hair free from the bun. Next, grab the free section of hair, and wrap it around the original bun, creating a prominent, messy look. Secure with bobby pins and finish off with hair spray!
SLEEK AND CLEANLY WOUND TWIN TOP-KNOTS
If you plan on sporting twin top-knots for a night out, you may want to try a more put-together look like Yara. To start, part your hair down the middle using a fine tooth comb, creating two clean sections of hair on each side of your head. Spray the comb with hair spray before brushing to prevent flyaways and to create a sleeker look. Pull the hair on one side of your head up slightly above your ears, and secure with an elastic. Repeat on the other side of your head.
To create the bun, grab the hair from the ponytail and twist it around itself, creating a twisted look. As you twist the ponytail, lead the hair into a circular shape that surrounds the base of your elastic. Secure with bobby pins and repeat on the other side of your head. Don't forget the hair spray for the ultimate evening out look!
PRINCESS LEIA-INSPIRED TWIN TOP-KNOTS
For slightly tousled, slightly put-together twin top-knots, section your hair off down the middle, then pull the sections on each side up into a ponytail. Wrap the hair around the base of the ponytail to create a bun, then secure with an elastic. Pull two strands of hair out from around your face to create a more tousled look.
Which twin top-knot look will you try?