Topknots have proven to be a super versatile way to style your hair in no time. We’ve seen the messy, sky-high buns rocked by celebs with the fanciest of frocks (it’s a nice way to balance out a snazzy look) while they also speak to the inner lazy girl in all of us since we can throw our locks up in one of ‘em in mere minutes. There’s a lot to love about the topknot, y’all, but a fresh way to sport this look recently emerged on the red carpet, and it’s basically the opposite of the unkempt top knot you and I know and love. Brace yourselves: you *will* need a comb for this.
Say farewell to the intentionally messy, lazy-girl-friendly topknot and hello to the super sleek, wrapped topknot. This version has a very structured, sculptural look to it, which is why it’s not exactly made for the lazy girl, and is definitely an appropriate hairstyle to rock when you want to take your bun to the next level. Itching for inspo? Here are four ways to wear this new celeb-approved trend.
WRAPPED TOPKNOT FOR A FANCY EVENT
Julianne Hough rocked a slick + sleek wrapped topknot on the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards earlier this week. No flyaways were in sight — that’s how slicked-back we’re talking — and the wrapped detail of this style kept it elegant. She kept this look unique by intentionally leaving out a few pieces of hair on the side, which elevated her ‘do to definite cool-girl status. (Photo via Christopher Polk/Getty)
WRAPPED TOPKNOT FOR DATE NIGHT
Kendall Jenner’s wrapped topknot at the American Music Awards served up major date-night hair inspo. It’s sleek and styled enough that it’s appropriate for a nice dinner with your boo and will keep your hair out of your face so your date can gaze into your eyes. This style also proves that you can have choppy bangs and face-framing pieces of hair while still sporting a style that’s still super smooth overall. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
WRAPPED TOPKNOT FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN
Rooney Mara proved that a twisted, wrapped topknot with the ends intentionally sticking out (kinda like a half ponytail) looks chic and trendy at the same time. She rocked this style, dubbed the ponybun because of its hybrid style components, at the Museum of Modern Art’s 8th Annual Film Benefit, proving that just because you’re wearing a bun doesn’t mean you can’t look fancy AF. The gold detail in her hair tie is a pretty finishing touch. (Photo via Neilson Barnard/Getty)
WRAPPED TOPKNOT FOR AN INTERVIEW
Christina Milian’s epic topknot at the American Music Awards was so slicked back and polished that it would be a nice option the next time you want to inject serious style into an interview or other professional event. While the wrapped, twisted quality of the style keep it trendy and very 2016, the sleekness keeps it boardroom approved. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
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