Zendaya's Glossy Braids At The CFDA Awards Hint That Ultra-Long Hair Is Back

Check out all the best beauty moments from the star-studded event.

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Because the CFDA Awards are arguably the highest honors in the entire fashion industry, it’s fitting that so many key players, muses, and tastemakers would turn up this year to celebrate — and that they’d bring their aesthetic A-game. Here, TZR compiles the best beauty looks of the 2021 CFDA Awards.

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Glamour is practically Ciara’s middle name (fun fact: it’s actually Princess), and this romantic bun just proves it. The piled-high style features plenty of pull-outs and dangling tendrils — not the mention those curtain bangs — for plenty of vintage appeal. Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images/Getty Images
There are looks, and then there are Anya Taylor-Joy Looks — flick through just a few of her recent photos to see the difference. Honored with the CFDA’s Face Of The Year distinction, she lived up to the title with noir red lips, a cat-eye liner, and a glorious pillbox hat atop platinum curls.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
The moment absolutely everyone’s been waiting for: Zendaya. Presented with the top honor, Fashion Icon Of The Year, she dialed her look up with glossy, nearly knee-length jumbo box braids interwoven with multidimensional brunette shades and pretty, crimped ends. Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Precious Lee said bangs, but make it very high fashion. The model’s long wavy bangs attached to her equally long and wavy tresses make for a dramatic goth-lite look that just works. Not to mention her full lips pronounced in brown liner add to the sultriness of it all. Jamie McCarthy/WireImage/Getty Images
Every things about this look on Squid Games star HoYeon Jung, screams dark glamour —the sleek, artful bun, the perfectly arched eyebrows, and the daring red lip all combine to achieve...perfection. Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
The most touching moment of the evening came as legendary supermodel Iman presented Zendaya with her award, a beautiful passing-of-the-torch moment — but that doesn’t mean Iman is going anywhere. Her show-stopping jade-green eyeshadow, voluminous updo, and sleek bangs prove that ten times over.Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images/Getty Images
Hari Nef’s the consummate artist but she can go ahead and add “makeup muse” to that mile-long résumé. Feathery falsies, a smoky grey eye, and brown-toned rose lip are pure ‘90s supermodel, and her Coach bag emblazoned with a New York gay bar's logo has the best backstory. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Pink hair might be Evan Mock’s signature, but his red carpet appearance was full of other buzzy beauty-talk fodder: the subtle line of smoky eyeliner is bested only by his shades-of-red manicure with an ultra-glossy finish. Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Against an otherwise monochromatic outfit, Kehlani’s cherry-red nails, peachy eyeshadow, and carefully-shaded lips stand out even more. The lip look, in particular, shaped by plenty of contouring liner and lustrous gloss, is an all-time great. Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Bird jokes aside, it sure seems like naturally-blonde Dove Cameron was inspired by Black Swan for her glam-goth look at the CFDA Awards. In a gossamer gown punctuated by a massive black bow, the star eschewed her usual fresh-faced look for tons of black liner and shadow, shaped into a dramatic wing.Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty Images
Check TikTok — Vera Wang might have started the entire liquid hair trend on her own. The iconic designer’s brunette hair got her signature stick-straight treatment with a finish so shiny, it could double as a mirror. Meanwhile, Wang’s voluminous, asymmetrical part makes it all look so effortless.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

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