How to do a super sleek topknot, fresh from the runway

/ 03.18.2014
Sleek topknot
Sleek topknot

Topknot hairstyles are always a great go-to look, especially if you're having a bad hair day or, perhaps more likely, you simply don't have the time/energy/inclination for anything more taxing. Seen on runways, red carpets and sidewalks alike, topknots are an easy style to both wear and to actually do.

You only need a couple of products, a few bobby pins and a comb! Seriously, it's that easy.

The texture

Like most buns, topknots can be worn with a super-sleek, straight texture. To get the look, you can either wash your hair and blow-dry it straight, or use a flat iron to straighten your locks into submission. As the topknot is more "lazy chic" than "get out of bed an hour early to dry my hair", the flat iron might be the most straightforward option (see what we did there?)

Apply a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray evenly from roots to ends. Run a comb through your hair to ensure good coverage and then flat iron all of it. Apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray for instant silkiness and an ultra-sleek finish.

The style

If wet-look hair really isn't your thing, or if you're in a rush, the next step is to simply pull your hair up into a high, tight pony. Use a brush or fine-tooth comb to guide the hair, and secure with a hair elastic. Once you're satisfied there are no bumps. Twist the hair around into an equally tight topknot and secure with bobby pins.

If you want to give your overall look a runway-fresh feel, do exactly the same as above, only slick some Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum through your hair before you sculpt it into a subtly wet-look updo.

Which way will you rock this hairstyle?

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