Whether you're sloppily throwing your hair into a bun when the weather gets gross or pinning back a sleek, fly-away free topknot for special occasions (opens in new tab), take some pause with these perfect celebrity examples.
The perks of keeping your roots dark with platinum ends? This gorgeous blonde top knot situation. Everything about this look is golden.
A round of applause for this stunning red carpet look: a flowing mane, a *braided* center part, and a twisted top knot.
When you're pulling out all the stops: printed head-scarf, coral lips, fleeky cat eye, and a top knot as the cherry on top.
A quick and easy topknot is a seriously underrated way to avoid doing a half up-do with long hair. Keep it loose and flowing like Busy Phillips.
When in doubt, the best way to accessorize super cropped, blunt bangs is with a voluminous bun up top to draw the eye.
So many questions about how the hair stylist responsible for this look created a beautiful floral masterpiece out of Steinfeld's own hair.
Prospective brides (opens in new tab): take copious notes on this face veil + top knot combo.
The crown of her head is static-free, but the teeny top knot is accentuated with some on-purpose fly-aways.
The modern day version of the Marie Antoinette bee-hive: a powdered white top knot.
A super elegant, super tall chignon that's all about the braids.
Don't miss the wispy highlighted strands on this classic topknot style.
Knots on knots on knots.
The sectioned off hair pieces contrasted with long curly side bangs are beauty gold.
Byce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard pulling off layered bangs and a crown-like top knot.
One of Monáe's signature elaborate hairstyles: hair jewelry is definitely one way to lend your top knot some character.
Taraji P. Henson
This edgy ultra-long fringe plus super-short-sides look is one of Henson's fiercest red carpet looks yet.
The bangs and face-framing strands seal the deal here.
Like a tiered layer cake (except with, y'know, hair).
A blunt fringe + a coiled bun = red carpet magic.
A taller example accentuated by Kravitz's baby hairs.
The teeniest top knot the red carpet ever saw.
We're loving the jagged edge bangs and the floppy straight-ironed bun.
Another mini knot for gals with shorter hair.
If you've got voluminous curls for days, a half-up top knot can be one of the best ways to mix things up.
Dark roots and a light braid bun are all part of the equation here.
Try a casual chignon when your face beat is on. point.
Loving this bouffant style gathered on top of the head.
RiRi's blunt bangs and bouffant bun deserve all the snaps.
In which Rita Ora plays "matchy-matchy" with a ribbon the same color as her hair.
A hair scrunchie to match Wiig's '80s-esque getup.
A bouffant that's the height of sophistication.
A chic pulled-back look we rarely see on Kim K. these days.
Braided and knotted.
A messy DGAF style that's perfect for dry shampoo days.
Not a hair out of place in this conservative style.
This wispy bedhead bangs style FTW.
We love the "business on the bottom, party on the top" juxtaposition here.
Kloss' hairstyle is a simple ponytail pulled up and pinned back that looks just as good on dry hair as it does with wet hair.
An elegant bun that's sealed with a ribbon.
The best way to accentuate a scarlet gown at the Met Gala: a chic little top chignon.
For longer-haired gals, Minaj shows the perfect way to pile your hair on your head.
A classy yet simple look that you can straight-iron to subdue any staticky strands.
Taylor Tomasi Hill
Though TBH fly-aways as hair accents is a style we're 100 percent here for.
In which hair chameleon Rita Ora displays a next-level silky braided bun style.
Exhibit A: The platinum bun.
We dub this "the ninja."
Is there any better way to show off an aquamarine dye job?
J.Lo at her most figure-skater-esque.
Basically how we want to walk out the door everyday.