The top knot is a summer staple — one of the most effective, effortless ways to put our hair up and avoid sweating to death in these stifling temps. But, our laziness has gotten the better of us, and we’ve fallen into the bad habit of haphazardly throwing our hair up into a messy, just-came-from-the-gym knot. Effective, but not the most polished of styles.
It’s high time the top knot got a little more respect, which is why we teamed up with stylist Dana Tizzio from the Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC to dream up three fresh, gorgeous new ways to knot your hair.
"The top knot is a great solution to next-day hair, midday summer (read: sweaty) hair, and 'bed head' or beach hair when it doesn’t look quite right," she says. "It appeals to women because it looks put together and takes no time — it’s an instant solution. You don’t need to be a professional to create a top knot, but it will always look chic and work as a look for any outfit, so it’s empowering. You can even use a top knot as a way to set the hair and preserve your style during the day before letting it down – and help keep frizz away while doing so."
Did that touching top-knot tribute make you want to start styling? Then read on to learn how to do three oh-so-simple knots and see just how versatile this sky-high 'do can be. Rock out with your knot out, ladies.