Mane moments: 8 times Zendaya totally transformed her hair

Zendaya, is there a hairstyle you haven't tried?   

Much like Kylie Jenner, Zendaya is never afraid of trying a new trend or switching up her look, constantly keep us on our toes. So, to mark the actress and singer’s style evolution, we’re showcasing all of her hottest and most memorable hairstyles to date — take a look!

Zendaya’s hair files: 8 of her best mane moments


Zendaya brown wavy hair in half-up, half-down ponytail
This half-up, half-down looks fun and playful. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Fun and playful half-up, half-down pony

Zendaya opted for this half-up, half-down hairstyle recently and we have to say: it suits the actress down to a T. It’s fun and flirty, and gives off a youthful air  not to mention how perfectly it shows off her cascading curls! Kudos, Zendaya.

Zendaya brown hair in french twist beehive updo on red carpet
Zendaya looking oh so chic with this beehive updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Chic French twist beehive

Oh la la!  Zendaya turned heads at the Women Making History Awards with this seriously chic updo. Working those Parisian girl vibes to the max, she teamed her French twist with an enviable beehive, making her appear as if she had just stepped off the set of a 1960s Hollywood film.

Editor’s tip: Thinking of trying this Audrey Hepburn-inspired updo? Ensure your style stays put all day with a healthy dose of the VO5 Classic Styling High Volume Hairspray.

Zendaya red carpet Met Gala 2017 with large brown afro hair
Zendaya at the 2017 Met Gala. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Go bold or go home afro

At the 2017 Met Gala, Zendaya channelled her inner Diana Ross with this beautiful afro hairstyle. Whether real or faux, we simply love how pretty and powerful this au naturel hairstyle looks.

Editor’s tip: Want your ‘fro to look this star-worthy? Enlist the help of a leave-in conditioner, like the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, to keep your mane in tip-top shape for your next soiree!

Zendaya with slick back wet look dark hair Ralph and Russo event
We love this slick back style on Zendaya. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Slick back curls

From big hair to this to this slick back style, there really is no guessing what ‘do Zendaya will be rocking as she turns up to the red carpet.

Keeping her naturally curly hair slicked back with this wet-look style allowed all the focus to be on her bold eyebrows and statement earrings. Can you guess which ‘do we’ll be rocking next?

Zendaya with blonde mushroom haircut
Who knew a mushroom haircut could look so good? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Textured mushroom cut

We all know how popular pixie haircuts have become recently, so why not try something different by opting for a mushroom cut like Zendaya?

Now don’t be put off by the name, as this hairdo is short, sassy and loved by other A-list stars like Jennifer Hudson. We’re sold!

Editor’s tip: Get Zendaya’s tousled and textured finish by spritzing your hair with TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax all over your mane. This will add masses of texture for shorter styles, as well as giving you flexible, reworkable control — bonus!

Zendaya dark brown hair in shag haircut with fringe
Way before Kylie Jenner, Zendaya was rocking a shag haircut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wavy shag

This ’70s-inspired hairstyle has become the latest go-to look. Don’t believe us? Not only is this hairstyle favoured by Zendaya, but Kylie Jenner and a host of coveted runway models have been sporting a shag hairstyle, too.

Zendaya dark brown hair in sleek high top knot
When in doubt, a sleek topknot will always see you through. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Top knot

Not only great for taming flyaways, a sleek top knot also draws attention to Zendaya’s flawless facial features.

Proving that top knots are not just reserved for ballerinas, Zendaya regularly rocks this look on the red carpet. Quick, simple and effortlessly chic? Check, check and check!

Zendaya with dreadlocks on red carpet
Zendaya looks amazing with dreadlocks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock


Back in 2015 Zendaya made her mark in the hair beauty world at the Oscars with these gloriously long faux dreadlocks.

Teaming both light and dark brown hues together, Zendaya not only broke down stigmas about the natural, protective hairstyle, but also looked incredible while do it. You go, girl!


Do you have a favourite Zendaya hairstyle? If so, tweet us the look over on our twitter page @AllThingsHairUK. And to discover more hot rising stars, see our One to Watch series, plus check out all the latest celebrity transformations over on our Hair Trends page.

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