Even for the most savvy experts, the time and effort that goes into hair styling can be quite the drag. On mornings when you just want to get up and go, or stressful evenings spent debating the perfect outfit, sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to blow dry, straighten, or curl. Victoria Beckham's topknot hairstyle is the polished-looking updo inspiration that will help you cut down on styling time — without looking like you cut any corners.
The pop star-turned-fashion-designer has established a trademark look over the years that includes wide-leg trousers, tailored button-downs, pointy pumps, and her signature hairstyle: a loose, low ponytail. Based on her latest look, it's possible that Beckham's new year's resolution included a switch-up to her everyday hair routine.
The mother of four was photographed hand-in-hand with her husband arriving at the GQ dinner to celebrate the close of London Men's Fashion Week. She stuck to her usual clothing choices, opting for a pair of navy pants, a matching button-down with python detailing, and sleek, pointed heels. But instead of going with her anticipated low pony, Beckham decided to sweep her hair into a messy topknot with '90s-inspired tendrils framing her face.
This look may come off as elaborate, but you don't have to be a skilled celebrity stylist to pull it off at home. In fact, going for a voluminous topknot has potential to be the time saver you've been looking for. Whether you're trying to squeeze every last bit of life out of your second (or third) day hair or you're just desperate to keep your long locks out of your face, this playful updo is the answer. Dispense a liberal amount of your favorite texturizing product from root to tip to create optimal bounce. After pulling out the front pieces, pin your high ponytail into an undone twist.
As Beckham proves so well, this messy topknot is the perfect date-night style for someone who's looking to dedicate most of their getting ready time to a bold makeup look or an eye-catching outfit.
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