Whether you’re heading to the beach or just suffering through a humidity level that’s through the roof, getting your hair out of your face and off of your neck is crucial in the summer. Yes, we love our beach waves, but sometimes the occasion simply calls for a top knot. Considering the crazy popularity of the hairstyle, we figured it was about time to update the look with braids, twists and accessories that take your updo from functional to fashionable.
Make your look anything but boring this summer with an updated top knot that’s sure to stun. From French braids to tousled to oversized, your hair will inspire Instagrams everywhere. Take a look at some of our favorite new takes on the top knot above and tell us which you’ll be trying at the beach in the comments below!
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Braided top knots are a step up from the norm, plus adding a headband will give things some extra flair.
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A French braided updo with a knot on top makes for a fun situation for the person sitting behind you at the beach.
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A Little Slice Of.
Add some bling to your knot with an adorable hair pin.
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We love this simplistic and minimal top knot of the braided variety.
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We Heart It.
Simple but sleek at the same time, this top knot sits high up and has loads of volume.
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Dirty Little Style Whore.
Sport an adorable accessory to the side of your top knot, no matter the color, to coordinate with your bikini.
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Jazz up a plain top knot with a metal hair accessory.
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Keep your hair off your neck but leave your bangs out for a face framing updo.
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A swirl of different colors, right on top of your head!
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Add a little color to your knot: pastels or brights.
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