The Products You Need To Achieve Zendaya’s Sleek Oscars Top Knot

Zendaya gave us a grown up and Grecian goddess vibe on the red carpet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards.


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The young starlet was styled by Law Roach and wore a Giambattista Valli brown gown on the carpet.  Her sleek top knot was achieved by celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen. Stephen revealed, “Zendaya and I went back and forth about her look for tonight’s show, but ultimately landed on a sleek and chic top knot to enhance the elegant silhouette created by her Giambattista Valli dress.”

We show you how to achieve this laid top knot, below.

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Stephen prepped Zendaya’s damp hair by spritzing Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat Protection Spray ($5.99) throughout before blow drying as straight as possible. Once the hair was dry, Stephen sprayed it with Suave Professionals Natural Hold Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray ($3.94), and separated her hair in half from ear-to-ear and brushed the top section into a high ponytail, securing it with an elastic.

Next, she brushed the bottom section up and secured the two pieces together and twisted them into a little knot. Stephen secured the hair with hairpins and reveals a pro tip: “Separating the hair into sections allows for more control over the look and ensure security through the night.”

Stephen finished the look with  TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 2: Smooth ($4.99) to keep strands sleek and in place all night, without the stiffness and crunch of a traditional hairspray. This hairspray will keep the edges of natural hair laid.

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For the Vanity Fair Oscars Party (pictured above), Zendaya added some gold hair clips to her top knot for a fun accessory.