Zendaya's Best Hair Moments Have Nothing In Common — And That’s Why They’re So Great

Shake it up indeed.


Considering she’s been in the spotlight for nearly half of her young life, it’s pretty remarkable that someone as aesthetically risk-taking as Zendaya has never once missed the mark with her hair. To celebrate the Gen Z queen, TZR presents this retrospective of Zendaya’s best hair moments — so far.

Regardless of the style, this deep, cinnamon red shade from 2019 was both gorgeous with Zendaya’s warm undertones and perfect for her action movie-packed filmography. @zendaya
This selfie should really be the first image to pop up when you Google summertime. Zendaya’s ultra-glossy box braids feature the faintest hint of lighter, gold-tinged highlights that catch and reflect the sun for the prettiest glow. @zendaya
Soft, and romantically wind-swept, Zendaya’s hair at the Dune London premiere featured the most perfect set of long bangs possibly ever cut. Lash-skimming and punctuated with warm, red-infused highlights, it’s one of her most versatile styles ever. @zendaya
Rich, deep color and major volume combine to form this jaw-dropping style Zendaya wore to a 2017 awards show. Her brushed-out curls, vibrant texture, and dramatic side part are full of Old Hollywood glamour. AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images
Zendaya’s boyfriend, Tom Holland, said it best when he commented on this look via Instagram: three fire emojis. Elevating the Hollywood-favorite wet look with a strong center part and face-framing finger waves, it’s all at once sexy, subtle, and attention-grabbing. Dominique Charriau/WireImage/Getty Images
Zendaya’s best hairstyles are all so great that there’s no sense in playing favorites. But if there was, then these defined, mid-length curls with beautifully coiled bangs would absolutely be a contender — a front-runner, even. @zendaya
Zendaya loves a subtle nod to themes but she always puts a high-fashion twist on it. Case in point? This bouncy, sporty-chic ponytail with gel-swirled baby hairs from her Space Jam premiere — a fitting choice for the new voice of Lola Bunny. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
With long cornrows tied back into a loosely knotted bun at the nape of her neck to allow the ends to fan out, Zendaya’s hair (and wheat-colored Tommy Hilfiger suit) offers a masterclass in sleek sophistication. @zendaya
When you take into account how over-the-top the 2018 Met Gala’s attendees were, it just underscores how powerful this Joan of Arc-inspired moment was. While the cut is spot-on historically accurate, the rich red shade is a Zendaya original. Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

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