If you have long hair and you’ve been wearing the top knot, we have 3 alternatives to keep you ahead of the hair game. After watching most the shows at New York Fashion Week, I was most inspired by the Anna Sui show with the “Minnie-Mouse” buns. It showcased a half up-half down, cute yet edgy style. Longing to recreate this look in a shoot with our newly launched R+Co products, I’m blown away by what I find in my inbox a week later. Low and behold, it’s an email from R+Co describing Garren’s look for the Anna Sui Show and how to recreate it!
Look 2 is inspired by Givenchy’s spring add campaign, featuring a side/top knot. It’s a perfect combination of sleek meets messy. This look literally took me 30 seconds to create. If you’re an expert at the top knot, simply move it to the side a bit, allowing the ends to spray out.
Look 3 is one of my favorites and a classic. The low, side bun is chic and its simplicity allows for you to take a day off from styling without looking like you took the day off from styling.
The key to all 3 styles is to make sure your hair is not squeaky clean. If it is or still has that freshly washed slip to it, add dry shampoo to the roots and a texturizing spray to the mids and ends for just enough grit to get those bobbi pins to stay put. Our go to products are R+Co’s Death Valley Dry Shampoo and Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray.
photography David Valencia
hair Tina Valencia @vcollectivesd
model Kali Passiglia @inspadesblog
styling Cecelia Church @vocabularyboutique