10 Celebrity-Inspired Topknot Hairstyles to Try for New Year’s Eve


As the cold weather approaches, our ability to put effort into our hair routines (and social lives) flies out the window. For some, the thought of perfecting a multi-step hairstyle on windy days feels like a pure waste of your time (especially once cozy beanies exist).

This season, we have a tendency to refuse to let our love for all things hair fall to the sidelines. In fact, we’re commencing to try and do simply the other by mastering a classy (and laughably easy) hairstyle: the topknot.

Sure, topknots aren’t new, however once comb through the foremost inspo-worthy celebrity looks, we’re convinced it’s the hairstyle we’ll be experimenting with most this winter. Below, see 10 of the best topknot looks and how to create them, according to celebrity hairstylists.



Yara Shahidi

To mimic a twisted topknot like Shahidi’s, celebrity hairstylist Vernon François suggests spritzing a leave-in conditioner on dry hair. “Part from one hair arch to the crown of your head, then from ear to crown, then in-between the two,” he explains. This creates a pair of sections, which François recommends twisting (from the hairline upward to the ends) and then dabbing with Schwarzkopf Got2B Ultra Glued Styling Gel ($7). “Section hair at the front to border the face,” he says. “Slick the rest up high, braid, twist into a bun, and then wind the two smaller braids around its base and pin in place.” To complete the look, twist the front section and sleek the rear and aspect of the hair with Vernon François Styling~Cream ($25).

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

“The placement of the knot is very important, but how the knot looks isn’t,” says celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate. “Make positive the knot is high and creates elevate within the profile. Then, bind with a tight bungie and [move] the hair around it to create the sort of imperfect, effortless French girl hair look.”


Lea Michele

To get Michele’s knot, Giovanni Vaccaro, the inventive director of Glamsquad, suggests sectioning out a horseshoe section at the front of the hair. “Take the remainder of the hair and pull into a good and sleek high pony,” he says. “Twist the ponytail in the same direction from base to ends, wrapping into a circular motion around the base of the elastic.” Next, Vaccaro says to return to the horseshoe section, creating a clean middle part. “Take Shu Uemura Cotton Uzo shaping Cream ($39) and slick the aspect back from the center half all the thanks to the bottom of the bread.” Finally, wrap the ends around the bun to hide any pins.



For a loose, perfectly messy topknot, François begins by treating hair with a heat protectant, then blasts Kevin Murphy Bodybuilder Mousse ($41) into dry hair with a hair dryer. “Rake hair upward together with your hands and fingers into a high hair style, then twist and pin hair section by section loosely into a bun with U pins,” he says. “Tease out strands round the hairline and from the bread mistreatment the tip of a carbon tail comb or your fingertips.” Finally, shut down the planning with toiletries. François recommends Paul Mitchell additional Body Finishing Spray ($19).





Rooney Mara

For an alternative topknot à la Mara, hairstylist Kristin Heitkotter suggests pulling hair into a high ponytail at the crown of the head. “Loop hair forward as if you’re getting to produce a [*fr1] bread, and leave the ends hanging out,” she explains. “Secure with police officer pins and embellish with a hair accent like Chloe and Isabel Metal Pony Piece ($34).” Don’t forget to line the planning with a robust toiletries like L’Oréal Elnett Strong Hold ($15).


Karlie Kloss

Fugate says an undone topknot relies on two components: product preparation and knot placement. “For product prep, you have to load hair with a texturizing product like Kérastase Volume in Power ($37) to create this desirable, dry texture without a ton of shine,” he explains. “Anytime I’m getting to do a topknot look, I load the hair up with this before actuation into the bread.”


“Hair extensions ar nice for adding volume and making a sleek end for this sort of topknot,” explains François. “Refresh hair and prepare it for styling with Vernon François Re~Vamp wetness Spray ($32). Sweep hair up high and secure in situ with a hair band, twist, and pin into a topknot.” He suggests gently pulling out face-framing strands and lightly coating them with Vernon François Lightweight Styling Serum ($32).

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