It turns out that one of the easiest hairstyles is now one of the most fashionable, yet again. Last night at the Billboard Music Awards, actress and singer Lea Michele rocked a trendy topknot. To say she looked incredible is an understatement.

First, a brief history of the topknot. While it definitely had its heyday a few years ago, it’s been in and out of style since the 1960s. Audrey Hepburn wore her hair similarly to a movie gala in Paris, and it definitely had people talking. Aretha Franklin was photographed with the look a few times in the 70s, and fans of pop music might remember Gwen Stefani wearing a few of them back in the 90s, even with a shorter ‘do.

So, while it might currently be your go-to for the gym, we’re kind of glad that Michele successfully brought it back to the red carpet once again.

And she brought it back in an adorable way.

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Michele’s flawless hairstyle is credited to Sarah Potempa, who has worked with Michele’s locks many times before. According to, Potempa created the look by flat-ironing Michele’s hair, putting it into a high pony, and using Phyto Professional Fiber Paste to keep it all together.

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We think it complemented her overall look perfectly, and now we’re more than excited to wear the hairstyle all summer long — whether it’s to the gym, or to our next classy event.