So what girl isn鈥檛 a little obsessed over the perfect top knot? We certainly are, and we鈥檝e made mastering a chic top knot Holy Grail in our beauty handbook. Here, I鈥檝e designed a no-fail hack for this classic go-to style that鈥檚 sure to be a winner with hair novices and pros alike. This quick two-step DIY with an unexpected but crucial step, will guarantee killer messy perfection each and every time 鈥 promise!

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Here鈥檚 our top knot in full bloom鈥 isn鈥檛 she gorgeous? And our model, Jess of The Golden Girl blog, is equally adorable (don鈥檛 even get me started on her amazing hair)! You鈥檙e going to love this style 鈥 it鈥檚 the ultimate style hack for a rainy, lazy, school or work day (okay, every day).

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STEP 1: BUILD A BRAID

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Put your hair in a high pony and build a braid 鈥 literally any one of your choosing. Trust me, creating a fishtail or French braid is super easy when you lift up your ponytail and can see exactly what you鈥檙e doing in the mirror. Best of all, your braiding doesn鈥檛 have to be perfect. We especially love a fishtail for this bun!

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See, your braid is looking fierce in a matter of seconds!

STEP 2: WRAP AND STACK

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Now here鈥檚 the fun part! Wrap your braid around itself to form a bun.

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Pin the ends in place and you鈥檝e got a perfectly stacked top knot.

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Fluff out sections to create fullness and get your desired shape. Don鈥檛 be scared to tug at your braid a bit to form your bun and create extra fullness where you want it.

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You got this! Looking adorbs!

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A magical wonder from all angles 鈥 and done in under five minutes.

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Hair by Maritza Buelvas

Makeup by Debra Petrielli

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge

Model Jess Keys

What鈥檚 your go-to five-minute hair hack? Tell us in the comments below.