Listen, we know the whole slick-backed roots thing is trendy right now, but it's not an easy look to sport on a daily basis. Luckily for all us no-nonsense types, there's a new hair ~movement~ that is taking over: the half top knot. From long, messy waves to short, blunt strands, we've seen this look work on every hair type, and TBH, we think this mayyy just be the new Lauren Conrad bang pouf. Don't believe us? We've got buttload of proof.
We're gonna go ahead and peg Ariana Grande as the person that first popularized this look in January of 2014.
Then, this week Rihanna sported her half bun with some soft waves at a premiere.
Even Kylie Jenner was spotted in a top knot while out with some friends.
Before Whitney Port chopped off all her locks, she once donned the half top knot.
Margot Robbie rocked a super cute version at Sundance a couple months ago.
Gwen Stefani gaves hers an edgy spin.
I mean, Ashley Tisdale is so confident about her half top knot, she even showed us how to do it.
Dang, now that's a red carpet-ready half bun, Kate Mara.
Hilary Duff sported a super high knot with her long waves.
C'mon, isn't Sienna Miller the ultimate cool girl? She knows what's up.
And, in case you weren't convinced yet, even the models at Nasty Gal are wearin' this look so you know it's real.
After all is said and done, though, never forget the OG half-up bun queen: Princess Belle. *bows down*