Worn casually and therefore long underestimated: We are talking about the phenomenon of the top knot. In recent years the hair trend has slowly but surely gained popularity and has advanced from the “home” hairstyle to the red carpet and runway look. Jennifer Lopez as well as Kendall Jenner and Rihanna skillfully staged the high and at the same time casual version of the well-known ballerina bun on various occasions. Previously, the top knot was more likely to be worn for a relaxed yoga session. But those times are over. On the catwalks of the autumn/winter shows 2021/22 it became clear that he deserves trend status this season. Most importantly, it creates an effortless atmosphere and comes with ease - something we can always use.
Basically, one can say in advance: The topknot is a variant of the classic, tight-fitting ballerina bun, in which the hair is tied into a knot at the back of the head. The topknot hairstyle is characterized by the fact that it sits on the top of the head and either holds the entire head of hair (apparently) effortlessly together or can deliberately detach individual parts. A hair trend that looks deeply relaxed - a reference to the origin of the top knot? Because once the hairstyle was ascribed an important meaning in religions such as Buddhism and Sikhism. It played a particularly important role in Eastern cultures. In Kundalini Yoga, for example, wearing a knot on the head is supposed to have an energetic effect and is an integral part of the practice.
In general, the tight-fitting bun looks extremely elegant and feminine. But in everyday life, people often prefer to use hairstyles that achieve a more casual and therefore all the more charming effect. These requirements are reflected in the Topknot - to match, Sportmax, Marni, and GCDS are showing different variations in winter 2021, each of which is convincing in its own way. On the one hand, Sportmax and Marni cite the “half bun”. This means that the lower section of hair can fall casually as usual; The upper half, which is tied to a knot high up on the head, is clearly separated. Bazaar tip: With the middle parting, the nonchalant half-bun topknot looks a bit neater.
This season, GCDS and Sportmax are also presenting variants that encompass and incorporate the entire hair. While it is important to pay attention to the height with the classic ballerina knot, with the topknot it is a question of personal taste, how sleek or casually it is styled.
One of the advantages and the reason for the popularity of the trending hairstyle is that the topknot can be created really easily. The only requirement: the hair should be at least shoulder length. For the high bun, simply tie your hair upside down at the back of your head. Not the ends of the hair, but only part of the hair should be pulled through the elastic so that the rest of the hair gets stuck and the round bun is created. Place the protruding ends of the hair around the elastic and secure them invisibly with subtle or deliberately colored bobby pins.