Here are 7 celebs wearing really fresh braided topknots, from Cosmopolitan:
Why opt for a regular bun when you can have a beautifully braided topknot instead? Embellished braids are all the rage right now because (1) they’re gorgeous and (2) they look so bomb, especially when they’re paired with a bun. ?
Celebs have been giving their topknots and buns a twist by throwing in a braid — and the variations look stunning.
Don’t worry, mastering this hairstyle won’t take forever either — especially if you have a knack for braiding. Simply add one French braid where your center part would be or up the back of your head leading into your bun. You can even switch up your style by weaving in a few bigger braids or by adding in hair jewelry to take it to the next level.
Can’t wait to wear this look on your next date? Here, some inspo to get you started:
1. Hailee Steinfeld Braided Half-Up Topknot
Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa created this killer look on Hailee Steinfeld ( on the left) by adding a Dutch French braid to to the center of her hair leading into a half-up topknot.
2. Shay Mitchell Edgy Pierced Topknot
At the Teen Choice Awards, Shay Mitchell wore an embellished braid accessorized with tiny hoops done by talented hairstylist Chris Appleton. I can’t even deal. This is flawless!
3. Rita Ora Triple Braided Topknot
Rita Ora styling and profiling in three braids versus one.
4. Karrueche Tran Under French Braided Topknot
Karrueche Tran slaying the topknot trend with braids in the back and bangs in the front. Kill ’em, K!
5. Colbie Caillat Reverse Braided Topknot
Colbie Caillat shows how chic and elegant the braided bun can look with one slightly slanted French braid created by celebrity hairstylist Torsten Witte.
6. Jessica Alba Dutch Braided Topknot
Jessica Alba’s bun adds an edge to her feminine lacy dress. The look was created by hairstylist to the stars, Jen Atkin.
7. Julianne Hough Stretched-Out French Braided Topknot
Never have I ever seen a messy bun look so chic. Julianne Hough’s French braided topknot was styled by the amazing Riawna Capri. Serious #BraidGoals happening with this one.
Prepare to slay!