Celebrity hair trend: The top knot

This is a lazy hairstyle that is also chic, sexy, and functional. From left: Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Nicole Ritchie rock their individualized top knots.

It’s January and you are well into your first week of that brand-new you, so you need a hairstyle that is functional.

If you’re working out more often, the top knot is the hairstyle for you. If you’re a new mom, the top knot is the hairstyle for you. If you’re a fashion-forward intern, or holding down the corner office, the top knot is for you.

Simply styled, the best celebrity top knots have appeared on the red carpet, on the catwalk, and on the morning dash to the nearest coffee house. The secret is to have healthy edges, and a well-maintained nape (or “kitchen.”) Here are 12 of our favorite celebrity top knots.

12 Celebrity top knots


Keisha Buchanan

12. British singer Keisha Buchanan’s top knot with blunt bangs


Zondra Hughes

Deputy Editor, Rolling Out

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