top knot rules

Top Knot Rules to Swear By According to the Runway

Swirl up in style.

If the buns we have recently spotted on the runway are any indication of the direction that top knots are going, count us in. Now, don’t get us wrong; nothing is new under the sun. However, this bun style for the coming season is something we’re sure everyone will want a part of. In order to get the look, there are a few new school top knot rules you’ll need to follow.

Want to know what they are? Read on to get the scoop!

Top Knot Rules You Need to Know

top knot rules: baby hair
Don’t sleep on the baby hair action. Photo credit:

1. Baby hair matters.

While it is evident that everyone has baby hairs on their radar, the looks from the runway proved that this is far from a trend—which many of us already knew thanks to black culture. However, if you haven’t learned how to groom your hair around your hairline, it’s time for some tools of the trade. Read our handy guide on how to groom your baby hairs and be sure to use a sculpting gel, like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gelto get that perfect S-shape going.

2. Sleek is in.

A good messy bun is cool and all, but nothing is as clean as a sleek updo. Smooth hair down with your go-to gel or pomade to create the look. Don’t have one? Start with Bed Head by TIGI Stick. This bad boy helps you lay your strands down and it’s travel-friendly.

top knot rules: twirled bun
Look at that perfectly coiled bun. Photo credit:

3. Get your twirl on.

No, we don’t mean to spin around in circles. We want you to spin the length of your hair until you get the perfect coil! Donut buns are out, twirled buns are in!

top knot rules: cornrow bun
This cornrow bun is #goals. Photo credit:

4. All hair textures and braids are included.

It doesn’t matter if you have super straight hair, waves, curls, box braids or even cornrows. One of the most important top knot rules to know is that everyone can get in on the action.

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