Quick tie-ups are a go-to look for all long-haired lovelies. For gym days and nights out alike, when your hair isn’t looking its best, a messy-bun can make it stylish in seconds. And so the topknot was born. It graced the runways back in 2013 and hasn’t left since. Blow-dried, plaited, or braided, topknots are amazingly versatile. Click through the gallery for the most varying ways to wear your topknot in 2015.
Rita Ora’s Architectural Topknot
The queen of topknots, Rita Ora is no stranger to slick up-dos. At the 2014 American Music Awards, she dared to be different in one of the toughest topknots around – architectural. There’s no hiding behind this look; every strand is scraped back and pulled tight. But it paid off, accentuating her to-die-for cheekbones and effortless nude lips. It’s safe to say she knows how to make a statement. In her debut on The Voice, she broke convention with a multi topknot style. Ora, we salute you.
Kate Hudson’s Romantic Topknot
For some, the topknot is just too harsh a look to brave in public – slicked back without a wisp in sight. However, there are softer styles you can try to achieve a more feminine feel. Kate Hudson’s take on the modern topknot at a recent Art Basel event offered a sweet alternative to the less delicate ‘man buns’ worn on September’s catwalks. Instead of capturing every strand, Hudson let some loose waves fall gently to the side, creating a truly romantic style. This look is perfect for SS15.
Jennifer Lopez’s Loose-Wave Look
There’s no length-limit to the topknot, and J.Lo proved it. At a VIP screening for her latest movie The Boy Next Door, Ms. Lopez sported a stunning loose wave look. The man behind the style, Juan Carlos Maciques, explained how placing the hair at the ‘top of the crown’ was key to its success. Ladies, this is an effective youth-boosting trick, as topknots can tauten tired skin in seconds. To emulate J.Lo’s look, flip wet hair forward and blow-dry upside down for volume. Then twist, knot and tie.
The Margot Robbie Man Bun
If up-dos aren’t your thing, do as Margot Robbie did at the premiere of Z For Zachariah with the ‘half-up/half-down’ man bun. Mirroring topknots worn by Harry Styles and Jared Leto, Robbie proved that girls can rock the androgynous look too. Stylist Christopher Naselli said he wanted to achieve a style that was ‘pretty yet hard’ – maintaining the tightness of the topknot with feminine tresses alongside. It draws the eye to her flawless complexion, highlighting every contour. Girls, it works.
The Felicity Jones Tidy Topknot
Not surprisingly, rising star Felicity Jones rocked the laidback look oh-so-elegantly at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs). Forget free-flowing tresses, Jones’ look was simple; a slicked back low bun that framed her face beautifully. Complimented by Van Cleef & Arpels earrings, she brushed back her locks and let the accessories do the talking. This style is super-easy to recreate, day or night. But remember, placement is everything when it comes to perfecting the tidy topknot.
The Karlie Kloss Messy Knot
The beauty of the topknot is that it’s allowed to be messy. They were made for lazy days, when the thought of taming your mane seems impossible. American supermodel Karlie Kloss shows how easy it is to wear a messy, last-minute look topknot on her way to the airport. Brushed back, with flyaways for good measure, Kloss proves that less is more when styling day-to-day. Hit the snooze button guilt-free; topknots are the perfect quick-fix hairstyle for the 9-5.