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Now trending: The facelift top knot

Now trending: The facelift top knot

There’s a new twist on an old favorite hairstyle trending this season, and it’s being hailed by those in the know as the answer to tired, puffy faces everywhere. The facelift top knot is an instant pick-me-up on those mornings when you just didn’t get the best night of beauty sleep. This super high, super slick bun will not only tighten your entire face, but also keep the August humidity from messing with your natural texture, making it one of summer’s hottest looks. The facelift top knot is named for its obvious ability to give the appearance of an instant injection of youth, but that’s not the only reason to rock it. This look is mega-chic and we’re seeing it on all of A-listers who certainly don't need the facelift benefit. The facelift top knot is so pretty. So smooth. So easy. It’s basically the only hair look you need this season. Here's how to get it in seven easy steps.

  • STEP ONE: PREP YOUR HAIR

    Prep your hair by working Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair 11-in-1 Leave In through your strands, root to end.

    STEP TWO: SMOOTH YOUR HAIR

    Straighten your entire head of hair with a flat iron to get your hair super smooth.

    STEP THREE: GATHER YOUR HAIR INTO A PONY

    Use a fine tooth comb to gather all your hair into a super high ponytail at the top of your head.

    STEP FOUR: SLEEKIFY YOUR PONY

    Spray a brush with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine Hair Spray and brush through your gathered hair, securing it with an elastic.

    STEP FIVE: TWIST YOUR PONY

    Work some Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Amino-Q Hold Gel through your ponytail and twist it around and around, as many times as the length of your hair allows.

    STEP SIX: KNOT YOUR PONY

    Tie a knot with your twisted hair and secure it with bobby pins and French pins.

    STEP SEVEN: SMOOTH OUT YOUR TOP KNOT

    Smooth out any flyaways with a small wooden brush sprayed with more Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine Hair Spray.

    There's a reason why every celeb and street style icon is rocking the facelift top knot when they need to look chic. Placed just right, this hot knot yields impressive age-defying results, and keeps you looking totally on-trend, day or night. So whenever you wake up to the aftermath from a late night of dancing or even feel just a little off your beauty game, don't forget about this instant pick-me-up trick. Be sure to stock up on all your favorite products from the Schwarzkopf ULTIME lines and rock your facelift top knot through the end of the summer.