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Maud tresses, all by herself

"When I need a quick hairstyle, the messy top knot is my go-to. But sometimes, it's not as quick and easy as I want it to be. Too floppy. Too tight. Too high. Re-doing the bun four or five times sort of defeats the purpose of a quick hairstyle, doesn't it? So I came up with this foolproof quick knot that's easy to nail the first time, and you're out the door in under three minutes! Here we go..."

The DIY: Prep strands with a volumizing spray, then wrap small sections around a curling iron to create movement in the hair. Before pulling hair into a low bun, backcomb the crown section and be sure to leave out a few face framing pieces. Pin the leftover layers back loosely to create an ethereal feel.

weekend hair: THE MESSY 'BARDOT' BUN

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To get this look right, you have to begin with dry hair. Run a brush through it to smooth out any tangles, then apply an anti-frizz serum. 2. Part hair down the centre, and brush it into a low ponytail. Secure it at the nape of your neck. 3. Wrap the ponytail around its base. Tie a second elastic around the bun. 4. Secure the sides of the bun with bobby pins, tucking them into the bun, to pull it closer to your head and conceal any elastic that may be showing. 5. Using your f

* First backcomb your crown section to give it some height, don't worry if it's messy, that's the look. * Next, take the two front sections of your hair and twist them, and as you do, collect all the hair from each side your head, so you're left with two ponytails. * Finally collect all your hair at the nape of your neck and twist into a bun before securing with bobby pins!