Sexy Fall Hair Idea: The Soft Top Knot!Nov 4, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
Good news beauty mavens! Soft, textured top knots—one of the season’s hottest red carpet looks as proven by Eva Longoria, Whitney Port, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Olsen—is one of the easiest trends to try yourself. “It’s a younger, fresher look than the traditional ballerina bun,” hairstylist Mark Townsend, who created Olsen’s version, told InStyle.com. “You don’t want a perfect circle on top of your head. You want an imperfect shape. Lizzie and I knew one side of her bun was higher than the other and that’s what we loved about it.” To try the look at home, Townsend suggests gathering your strands into a high ponytail and adding body with a blast of Oribe Dry Texturzing Spray ($39 at oribe.com). “Braiding the hair before twisting it around the base will also help keep it from looking too perfect,” he adds. For more fun new hairstyle ideas, click through the gallery.