Top knots may have started as an effortless summer hairstyle, but they have now graduated to being perfectly appropriate for just about any occasion. From red carpets to parties and even black-tie events, the top knot is a popular choice of hairstyle for many women.

But we recently spotted a tighter and sleeker variation of this hairstyle on the stunning Vanessa Hudgens. The actress and singer looked extremely sophisticated sporting this tight top knot (it also had a side face-framing fringe, BTW) with a cool white athleisure outfit.

The hairstyle looked so cool that we knew we had to recreate it for you. Read on for a complete step-by-step tutorial to achieve this stunning hairdo in a few simple steps…

how to create a sleek top knot

Image courtesy: @chadwoodhair

Step 01: Start with brushing your hair with a wide-tooth comb to get rid of the knots and tangles. Be extremely gentle to avoid unnecessary breakage.

Step 02: Next, spray a generous amount of the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray all over your hair. This will not only protect your hair from heat damage but also ensure that your hair looks moisturised and conditioned.

Step 03: Straighten your hair thoroughly until your hair looks super sleek and straight.

Step 04: Next, leaving a small section of your hair from the front for the fringe, gather all your hair in a high ponytail and secure it in place with a clear elastic.

Step 05: Roll your entire ponytail in a tight bun and secure it around the base. Secure this bun in place using a few bobby pins.

Step 06: Smoothen out any bumps by running a tail comb on your crown area. Also, comb the fringe to give it the same sleek look.

Step 07: Finally, take the Tresemme Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray and apply it all over the hairstyle. This will not only keep your hairstyle in place all day long but also take care of those annoying flyaways.

With this, your super chic, sophisticated and easy tight top knot bun is ready to be flaunted. Wear this with any outfit, Indian or western, and you’re sure to garner a lot of compliments.Main image courtesy: @allanface