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The new-age top knot: Five ways to add some fun to the lazy-girl bun

From New York runways to celeb vacays — reimagined top knots are livin’ the good life. Here’s how you can ace the style in different ways. So, get set to get knotty.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 23, 2017 20:17 IST
Snigdha Ahuja
Snigdha Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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Model Kendall Jenner has often opted for varied versions of the glam top bun. Here’s her braided Golden Globes avatar from last month.(AFP)

It’s a girl’s best friend. No, not diamonds! We are talking about something that makes you look good, but is also, zero-budget. The humble top knot has seen a myriad variations and 2017 has got us inspired to try out more of them. At the recently-concluded New York Fashion Week, designer Adam Selman’s runway gave us major knotty feels.

The messy, devil-may-care twist is perfect for those who have got confidence on their side. Another fun edge to the lazy-girl bun? Try the half-up chignon-style knot a la actor Deepika Padukone at a recent film premiere in Beijing. Check out some of our favourite looks, and get the knot-spiration going.


This one’s a wee bit old (from the Golden Globes after party from last month) but we are not yet over the fierce look by model Kendall Jenner. To ace a similar knot, braid the length of your hair and knot it up, ladies. The slicked-front adds to the no-nonsense look.

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A setting spray will help you keep it in place. A trick to rock the statement knot? The minimal makeup that goes with it. Here’s vlogger inspiration to help you ace it:


This runway look created news earlier this week for redefining the top knot. On designer Adam Selman’s runway, hairstylist James Pecis created a look that married quirk and 90s pop.

Call them weird or wonderful, but if you are planning to replicate them, remember, ramp beauty is not for the faint-hearted. We’d suggest you only try the messy side knot if you are into playing it different. Watch the full show here for some more knotty inspiration:

CHIGNON KNOTBollywood actor Deepika Padukone has been giving us a lot of beauty ideas, thanks to her international outings. Just when we thought her red eye makeup took the cake, along came the chignon bun, by hair artist Christian Wood.

Here’s an easy variation of this one: Twist your hair into a bun, but let the base section tumble down. Or attempt a ponytail, and fold a small section for a bun look, as you secure it with a hair tie.

THE NO-FUSS TWIST Apart from giving us major vacation envy, actor Sonakshi Sinha continues to give us #hairgoals. The half-up style trended like a boss last year and 2017’s on its side too.

Use a hair-teasing spray and twist the ends of your hair to create the messy look. Now, part the upper section of your hair and scoop it up into a breezy knot. Use bobby pins to keep in place. Messy needs perfection too! Here’s how you can ace the style:

The half-up knot has its variations too. At the recently-held Grammy awards, singer and TV personality Erika Jayne went for a red-carpet version of the no-fuss hairstyle. Start with a fresh blow-out.

Style the length of your hair first and use your hands — palms greased with serum — to ease up your waves. Now, twist the hair into a heavy-set bun and secure it with a hair tie that matches your hair hue.

Here’s a tute to help you out:

First Published: Feb 16, 2017 20:48 IST