katy perry does the twist
copy her braided topknot.
1. STRAIGHTEN IT- GHD Gold Professional 2" Straightener, $225
It should go without saying that in order to really nail this look, you're going to need slick, straight hair. It typically works best on unwashed strands, so save time and skip the water--then run this ceramic iron over for an-extra straight result.
2. TWIST IT- Sephora Small Detangling Brush, $18
Next, brush your hair and lift it into a high ponytail at the crown of your head (make sure it's tight!). Braid it and secure with a clear hair elastic.
3. SECURE IT- Scunci No Slip Grip Bobby Pins, $3.99 and Bedhead Masterpiece Hairspray, $20.99
Wrap the braided part around at least twice for a topknot, then secure it with these extra-grippy bobby pins. If you still have hair left over after wrapping it around, then leave the rest as a loose ponytail. Make sure the style stays by spritzing it with hairspray.