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Every girl needs an arsenal of super-quick, never-fail, always-chic hairstyles in her arsenal, and we have one that has stood the test of time: the braided topknot. We love how this style manages to be both decorative and coolly minimalist — in our book, it's the world's greatest (hair) secret weapon. Tune in for our quick lesson, and never be caught with wayward locks again.
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh.