What is All the Fuss about the Celebrity Top Knot?
Whether you’re hoping to find out about the latest hair styles and trends, or if you’re keen to keep up with your favourite celebrity – we’re sure that you will have heard all about the latest trend to hit Hollywood; the celebrity top knot. Famous men and women of all ages are starting to sport the style and with hair salons across the UK being asked to replicate the results; there’s no denying that it’s on a steady increase as far as popularity is concerned.
What is a top knot and where does it come from?
Picture this. Feudal Japan. Ancient Samurai. Clashing armies. Centuries ago the Samurai, an ancient class of warriors, were expected to allow their hair to grow to a fashionable length in order to demonstrate their higher position within society. Now as you might imagine, long hair and a 28 inch, razor sharp katana didn’t always go hand in hand – and this is what many historians believe led to the invention of the top knot.
It was a way for the Samurai of the period to maintain their fashionable hair, whilst being able to tie it up and out of the way ready for combat at any moment.
Oh, how things have changed
It’s probably fairly safe to say that the majority of Hollywood’s leading ladies aren’t trained in the use of katana, wakisashi and tanto blades – but as expected, that isn’t enough to put a stop to fashion statements! Nowadays, celebrities from around the globe, particularly within Hollywood, are sporting the style.
You’re probably wondering who to Google now, right? Well, if you’re keen to find out about this hair style, then why not take a look at the likes of Jennifer Lopez (whose celebrity hairdresser Chris Appleton introduced her to the look). Then there’s Kendall Jenner – a leading lady that has almost perfectly recreated the Samurai style, albeit while adding her own style to the base of her top knot.
Then there’s Lea Michele, made famous by Glee, Kelly Rohrback from the latest Baywatch film and world-famous actress Kerry Washington. If these ladies are proud to wear their top knot, why shouldn’t you be? Even men are embracing the look. All that you’ll need is a local hair salon, a trained hair stylist and an hour of time to dedicate to achieving your iconic new look!