There’s a real art to a perfect topknot, and for some reason, all models seem to have it down-pat.

So we went straight to the source, and were pretty pleased to find out it is as easy as it looks.

Our model Adele learned a thing or two about topknots in Tokyo. Turns out we weren’t imagining things – models pass-on their topknot technique backstage like a game of Chinese whispers… and luckily, we were next in line.

Click through to see how to get it right every time – in one minute or less (yes, really).

By Carmen Hamilton.