The hair look of autumn: How to get the perfect top knot
00:29 GMT, 4 October 2012
Topknots are the hair look of autumn. Popular with Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes, topnots pull the forehead taut giving wearers a ‘naturally’ Botoxed appearance.
Here, celebrity hairdresser Amanda Clarke shows you how to the achieve the look.
Top notch: Victoria Beckham and her friend Katie Holmes are both big fans of the top knot
Get started: Brush your hair into a tight ponytail (left) then plait and secure (right)
Brush your hair back into a tight, high
ponytail at the crown of your head and secure with a hairband. Spray
hairspray on to your hand and smooth over your head.
Pull your ponytail upwards and plait it tightly to the end, securing it with another hairband. Spray a little hairspray on the plait to keep it sleek and together.
Finishing touches: Wrap plait around the base and into a bun (left) then secure with pins and spray (right)
Pull the plait to the side and, holding the end and the base of it, wrap it around itself into a bun. Tuck the end into the centre of the bun so it’s hidden.
Spray the bun with hairspray and secure it tightly with pins. Smooth down any strands that may have escaped.