Over the past few seasons, the quintessential lazy-girl hairstyle (AKA, the top knot), has transitioned from bad hair day go-to, to chic fashion statement thanks to designers and celebrities, who showcased the look on red carpets and spring/summer 2016 runways. But that doesn't mean we'll stop wearing top knots on the worst of hair days, to cover up unwashed, messy locks that give our top knots a bit of a thrown-up-high-bun look, making people question when is the last time your showered?
So, in the interest of helping you clean up your act on bad hair days, Get The Look is showing you 4 super-easy ways to update the classic top knot.
4 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR TOP KNOT
For a less polished, messier, cool-girl take on the top knot, try a layered bun that appears as two different sections of hair on your head. To get this look, start by splitting the hair into two sections, one from the ear to crown, and the other using the rest of the hair at the nape. Pull the top section into an ultra-high slick ponytail, then gather and brush up the bottom section, adding it to the ponytail with a bungee. Then, twist the hair into a messy top knot by wrapping the bottom section of hair around the base of the ponytail, creating two different layers.
Take a page out of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid's book and try out a pair of faux fringes to add to your top knot look. This will allow you to clip them in when you're feeling a completely different look, or take them out if you aren't feeling them at all. If you're cool with cutting your hair, chop your bangs into messy, uneven lengths and place a top knot on your head for a look that reaches supermodel heights.
DO A BRAID VERSION
It isn't exactly revolutionary, but the braided top knot is a super-easy look that can be worn to mix things up a little. The look is a product of the pancaking technique, one that definitely belongs in your topknot regimen. Simply throw your hair into a high ponytail then braid it. Now it's time to pancake, which means pulling at the edges of plait to flatten it. This will create a larger, more flexible braid that's easier to pin and sculpt. Pull the braid up and wrap it around itself for an edgy knot!
Always one to make a statement with her strands, Ciara wouldn't dare settle for a basic bun. At a pre-Grammy gala, the singer threw up her topknot in a fuzzy fashion, then used wisps of hair to frame her face for an equal parts romantic and laid-back look. To get this look, all you have to do is use your pinkies to pull out perfectly-sized strands from the area above your ears. Once you have your wisps, give them a bit of texture by wrapping them around a large barrel curling iron, then loosen them up with your fingers for an undone feel.