Hair Trend: Top Knots

From subtly pretty to slicked back glam, top knots are so easy to get right
Tuesday , 03 May 2011
Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr
Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens

The reigning trend du jour is a super-high updo. More affectionately known in fashion circles as the top knot, this is effortless chic at its best. At first we saw it perched up high on top of models’ heads on the catwalk shows of Yves Saint Laurent and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Now it’s trickled its way down to be a firm red carpet favourite and has been seen on everyone from Lauren Conrad to Victoria Beckham. The presiding pack of fashionistas are wearing the high bun off duty as well as no stylist is required. All they have to do is scrape back dishevelled locks into a simple, yet stylish top knot for instant chic. This is good news for us mere mortals as we can recreate this look with ease at home! Choose to wear this updo high and messy (wispy fringe optional), or slicked back and straight, anchored down with hair grips and tons of hairspray. The celebrity favourite couldn’t be easier and the effortlessness of it keeps things ultra casual, yet you could have just stepped off the catwalk. Have this seasons knotty look all tied up!