If you've ever worn your hair in double buns, chances are you've gotten a few snide remarks about looking like Princess Leia. There's no shame in that! While intricate braids and mesmerizing updos are common now, that iconic Star Wars style paved the way for them all. Sounds silly, but go back and rewatch the original three Star Wars movies — Leia rocks twists, plaits, and knots that looked futuristic then but are right on trend today.
Carrie Fisher's coif has inspired a legion of similar styles in Hollywood. Musicians, actresses, and icons have all been spotted wearing their takes on the legendary look. From tiny knots on short strands to messy half buns on long waves, this trend can work on all hair types.
If you're interested in re-creating this look, know that it's essential to try it on dirty hair. Clean strands are too slippery and will likely slide out of the style. Douse your next-day (or even third-day!) mane with a healthy spritz of texturizing spray like Amika's Undone Texture Spray ($24) before styling: the extra grit will help hold your look in place. Our favorite (and laziest) way to rock these knots is to throw our hair up into two tight, high ponytails, twist them into buns, and secure with Goody Spin Pins ($6). Even better, taking them down reveals loose, sexy waves — no heat necessary. Read on to get inspired by your favorite stars!