Top knot hairstyles for every occasion

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Could you imagine life without top knots? Think about what your day would look like if you couldn’t wake up and quickly twist your hair on top of your head and somehow still end up looking amazing. Or if you couldn’t quickly whack your hair up in a top knot to have a bath. Something that always ensures the best bloody top knot you’ve ever done in your life, with no where to go. Don’t worry, it happens to all of us.

We can’t really pin point when top knots became a major part of our daily hair life. But we do know that we are completely and utterly obsessed with the very understated, yet extremely versatile (take a look at JLo) hairstyle. Maybe it’s something ingrained is us from a young age – thank you ballet. Or perhaps it’s popular because it’s the go-to off duty model look. To be fair, it’s probably both. Either way, the top knot has the same power a slick of red lipstick does. It can instantly update your look. Or add a certain je ne sais quoi. Just look at off-duty models.

Thing is, at times, we want more. Yes, the twist and tie works wonders most of the time. But, there is the odd occasion where we want the ease of top knots with the effect of sitting in a hairdresser’s chair for over an hour. You know, something that looks so intricate, people would refuse to believe that you’d done it yourself in your own bathroom. Too much to ask?

Not after you click through these incredible top knot hairstyles.

From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s sleek, red carpet top knot that literally defies gravity to Karreuche Tran’s braided tuxedo top knot that adds just the right amount of edge to an otherwise simple hairstyle, these top knot hairstyles will give you the lift you need. On a side note, have you seen our new sister beauty site? Powder are dishing out bespoke product recommendations along with articles and tips tailored just for you. We’re obsessed.

And if you think you can’t jump on the trend because you have a bob or fringe, just take a look at Soko and Kendall Jenner. They’ll prove to you that you can rock a top knot with any length or style of hair.

Scroll through our gallery of top knots and get inspired…

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