On October 26th, ELLE magazine celebrated its 30th anniversary in Madrid, Spain. For the occasion, fashionistas and it-girls alike took over the red carpet looking more stylish than ever. Among the VIP guests was socialite Olivia Palermo who caught our eye with a chic black and white ensemble. She complimented her white blazer with a pretty black ribbon around her neck, and a braided top knot in her hair.
Since we're always looking for new ways to re-invent the classic top knot, Get The Look has decided to take inspiration from Olivia and help you achieve the look for yourself!
HAIR TUTORIAL: BRAIDED TOP KNOT
We love that this hairstyle is both a mixture of elegant and casual and can be worn to the office, a dinner date, or even the gym. For texture like Olivia's, start by applying a few drops of hair oil or serum onto your hair. Then, spray a matte, texture spray to create the dishevelled look near the root. Scrunch it gently into your hair to get that slightly messy texture on top.
Once you've prepped your hair, place it up in a high ponytail on top of your head. Secure with an elastic.
Spray your ponytail with a satin finish hairspray to ensure a braid that lasts. Then, divide the hair into three equal sections and create a tight, classic style braid. Secure your braid with a small transparent elastic.
Take the braid, and wrap it around the base of your ponytail creating a bun shape. Once you've achieved your desired shape, secure with bobby pins.
For a romantic and slightly casual look, release a few strands of hair at your ears and around your face.
Finish off your look with a generous amount of hairspray!