10 Celeb-Inspired Topknot Hairstyles

To mimic a twisted topknot like Shahidi’s, U.K.-based celebrity hairstylist Vernon François suggests first spritzing a leave-in conditioner on dry hair.

1. Yara Shahidi

“The placement of the knot is important, but how the knot looks isn’t,” says Matt Fugate, a Seattle-based hairstylist.

2. Rosie Huntington Whiteley

This look is put-together but still modern, thanks to the unique center part.

3. Lea Michele

This loose, perfectly messy topknot is chic enough for day or night.

4. Zendaya

Fugate says an undone topknot like Thandiwe Newton's relies on two components: product preparation and knot placement.

5. Thandiwe Newton

This style works well with natural or faux ends. Extensions provide volume and smoothness to this type of topknot.

6. Ciara

For a Hailee Steinfeld–inspired knot, Heitkotter recommends beginning with a very high ponytail at the top of your head.

7. Hailee Steinfeld

With a few interesting embellishments, a simple topknot may be transformed into something special.

8. Janelle Monae

To achieve J.Lo’s knot, Vaccaro recommends wetting hair at the roots and using a soft-bristle brush to blow-dry from roots to mid-shaft.

9. Jennifer Lopez

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