The Secret Behind Zendaya’s Flawless Oscars Top Knot


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When it comes to red carpet slay, we expect our faves and their stylists to break the bank on hair goodies and accessories. So, we love when we discover they’re using brands we can cop at our local drugstore. Case in point, Zendaya’s epic top knot at Oscars last night (Mar. 4). The beauty was flawless from head to toe in an edgy ballerina-esque gown and simple chic ‘do that elevated her to next level perfection.

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While many might have assumed a pomade or gel held Zendaya’s sleek look together, celeb stylist and Unilever expert Ursula Stephen shared she used two hairsprays that retail for less than $5 a piece to bring the slay. Ursula first sprayed Suave Professionals Natural Hair Hold Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray before putting her hair into a pony and finished off the look with TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 2: Smooth.

“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,” said Ursula.


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Ursula also revealed her process for a secure and chic pony is “separating the hair into sections.” She said this “allows for more control over the look and ensure security through the night.”

For this look, she said, “I separated her hair in half from ear-to-ear and brushed the top section into a high ponytail, securing it with an elastic,” she shared. “Next, I brought the bottom section up and secured the two pieces together before twisting them up into a chic little knot which I secured with hair pins.”

We love how this looks lays from all sides!