Every girl needs an arsenal of super-quick, never-fail, always-chic hairstyles, and we have one that has withstood the test of time: the braided top knot. 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.