Supermodel Kate Moss typically relies on two laid-back hairstyles. Either she wears her blonde hair down and in a middle part, or she pulls it back into an effortless updo — both require very minimal effort, deeming them great go-tos when you're short on time. If you're looking for the ultimate low-key hairstyle for busy days, you'll be happy to know you can recreate Kate Moss' topknot in just a few easy steps (though it certainly will look like you spent much more time on it).
Moss is known for her effortlessly cool off-duty getups, which are always accompanied by easy, undemanding hairstyles. On Mon., Moss was photographed in London as she stepped out to celebrate Meg Matthews' birthday. For the occasion, the supermodel turned to an edgy-chic three-piece ensemble that consisted of black trousers, a white long-sleeve blouse, and a leather cape — the cool new alternative to your favorite moto jacket.
But the real can't-miss element of her look? Moss' signature topknot hairstyle that you can replicate in less than 60 seconds. Better yet, you certainly don't have to be a pro to master Moss' iconic topknot.
Second-day hair works best when recreating the model's go-to style — it's easier to work with, offers natural volume, and saves you the hassle of having to shower in the morning.
Start by spraying your hair with some dry shampoo for instant texture and grip. Using your fingers (pro tip: skip the brush for more volume, especially at the crown), brush your strands into a ponytail that lands at the highest part of the back of your head.
After you have all of your hair gathered, simply twist it around and fasten with an elastic. Make sure to leave the tail end out, as this will be wrapped around the base of the bun (and secured with bobby pins) to fully conceal the elastic. Lastly, pull out a few face-framing strands to give the topknot that final nonchalant touch.
Ready to emulate Moss' classic topknot? Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up everything needed to recreate the model's updo in less than a minute.
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Snag-Free Hair Elastics
Secure your topknot with these snag-free elastics that won't tug or pull on your hair.