Zendaya Is the Ultimate Hair Chameleon

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Jackson Lee

At only 21 years old, Zendaya, has quickly solidified her spot as a trendsetter on the red carpet. While most A-listers tend to stick to a signature hairstyle, the singer, actress, and CoverGirl is rarely seen with the same hairstyle twice–from long, sleek ponytails to tousled bobs to crimped waves and voluminous curls. On Monday night at the third Annual InStyle Awards, Zendaya even stepped out with her hair in a show-stopping afro, proving once again there’s no trend she can’t master. Here, a look back the star’s most daring beauty looks on the red carpet.


Attending the Pastry Lite Shoe Collection Launch Party in 2011, a young Zendaya wore her hair in tousled curls in a nude, glossy lip.


Wearing her hair in a faux bob with side-swept bangs and glossy pink lip, Zendaya looked chic at the 40th American Music Awards in 2012.


Zendaya keeps her long brunette locks sleek straight with a frosted metallic smoky eye at the 2013 American Music Awards.


With a sleek up do and a bold, matte red lip, Zendaya arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards in 2014.


At the BET Awards in 2014, Zendaya wore her hair in long French braids paired with a dramatic cat eye.


Zendaya debuted a dark brunette bob with messy bangs and blunt bangs at the FOX’s 2014 Teen Choice Awards.


Back to her long locks, Zendaya wore a blonde highlighted sleek, low pony at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards.


Wearing her hair in a sleek, twisted up do with a light contour on the cheekbones and nude lip, Zendaya attended the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2015.


Zendaya wore a dark brunette bob at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Los Angeles premiere in 2015.


Channeling the ’70s with an sleek bob and a jade green smoky eye, Zendaya looked cool at the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.


At the Essence 6th Annual Black Women In Music in 2015, Zendaya wore her hair in a playful braided up do with a nude lip.


At the 87th Annual Academy Awards in 2015, singer Zendaya wore her long dreads in a half up do with a glossy nude lip.


Wearing a rocker chic faux blonde mullet, Zendaya wowed at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016.


At the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards, Zendaya kept her look elegant with polished curls and a jade green smoky eye.


Crimped waves with blunt bangs and a nude lip was Zendaya’s look at the Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala.


Attending the Louis Vuitton fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, Zendaya wore her long loose curls side-parted with a matte mauve lip.


At the Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, Zendaya wore her hair in a sleek, middle-parted tousled pony with a copper smoky eye and a glossy lip.


Turning heads at the 2017 Costume Institute Gala, Zendaya wore her hair in voluminous, brushed out curls with a vibrant coral red lip.


Zendaya channeled old Hollywood at the16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, wearing a sleek, S-wave up do with a dark smoky eye.


Attending the Spider-Man: Homecoming Hollywood premiere, Zendaya opted for loose, tousled curls with luminous skin.


At the Teen Choice Awards 2017, Zendaya paired her voluminous curls and bangs with a berry stained lip.


Stepping out in a show-stopping afro with a nude glossy lip, Zendaya arrives at the 3rd Annual InStyle Awards.