Last spring, the ‘Top Knot’ entered the fashion and beauty lexicon. For women and girls it offers the perfect combination of casual yet chic, while keeping hair off the face for an easy day or night ‘do. But it takes some serious machismo for guys to pull off this look.  Still, if, like Bradley Cooper, it is paired it with a five day stubble, a deep V,  and a bad boy cant, you may find it gallant and sharp. For tips on creating the mansome version of the top knot, click style notes.

Step: Apply refinish dry shampoo to dry hair and scrunch and tousle for disheveled texture.

Step: Gather hair on the occipital bone, twist into a knot, and use an elastic to secure.

Step: Pull out a few strands here and there in an indiscriminate fashion so it looks manly and undone.

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