A fast fixture in the hairstyling world, the topknot is a simple, no-fuss option for the girl on the run.
“Worn dirty, this look is great for work and casual day wear. Add dry shampoo and away you go,” says Aleks.
Stepping your technique up a notch, the braided bun is a chic choice for those wanting a more composed look.
“Try a loose, low braid and simply twist it into a bun, securing with bobby pins,” says Aleks.
Following on the theme of braids, this style is a great way to add some texture to your tresses.
“Great for long hair, this style adds some interest to a basic pony tail,” says Aleks.
Sleek and sophisticated, this style will take you from the office to drinks seamlessly.
“This is a very stylish and very Spanish tango dancer look,” says Aleks. “Sleek and smooth will always work well on an evening spent out and about!”
This imperial style is quite literally an elegant twist on the classic low bun.
“Twist away from the face and secure with U pins,” explains Aleks. “Create interest with a twisted knot on the ends, before securing with bobby pins.”
Story by Nicola Donovan. Holding shot of @gemma_chan by @larajadephotography