You’ve Been Doing The Topknot Wrong All This Time

Like the ponytail or a simple three-strand braid, the topknot is one of those fuss-free, toss-it-up-and-go hairstyles that we rely on. It's simple to DIY, easy to dress up or down, and — best of all — makes for a clutch second-day look when you don't feel like washing your hair. But the tricky element of the style is creating it in five minutes or less, while making it appear as though more effort was involved. The solution? This video.

Now, we're not saying there's a right or wrong way to make a topknot, but there are smarter ways to get the look, and this tip from TRESemmé hairstylist Tyler Laswell is pretty major. Get the full scoop here as Laswell shows trend reporter and It Girl Louise Roe how to thicken up a classic topknot with a bit of mousse and a blowdryer.

It's a little extra work, but the incredible payoff might just make you stretch your unwashed strands out three days — maybe.
Photo: Courtesy of TRESemmé.
From expertly styled bangs to grown-up headbands, the hair trends we saw at the spring/summer 2016 shows deserve more than just a week in the spotlight. So to get a closer look at some of the best styles from Fashion Week, TRESemmé is giving us expert breakdowns straight from its pros backstage. Watch and learn — you'll want to try these looks long before spring.

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