The sleek — or "snatched," a more fun way put it — topknot is a look we've seen on countless red carpets, but rarely do we see regular people pulling it off in the real world. It seems like one of those styles that can only be done well by a professional, but celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton is here to show you that is not necessarily the case.
We spent a few hours with man behind the glam for red-carpet queens like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, basically forcing him to demonstrate some of his favorite hair looks of the moment. We've already covered how to get Kardashian's undone waves and a ponytail with a hair accessory. Now, above, see every step to getting a sleek topknot at home — from how to get rid of bumps, to which products to use, to how to keep it secure. Just in time for you to look chic af this weekend.