Zendaya had butt-length mermaid waves for the Oscars and I can't stop staring

Kate Pasola
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Photo credit: Fox - Getty Images
Photo credit: Fox - Getty Images

The 2021 Academy Awards took place last night and I'm still taking a sec to recover from the events of the evening (namely the outstanding levels of glam and that time Glenn Close twerked).

But a standout moment of the lot, for me, was Zendaya's red carpet walk. Yes, even before we realised her dress was glow in the dark (baller move btw).

Zendaya's legendary hair looks are, at this point renowned, from blonde bouffant to poodle cut to beautiful braids, and not forgetting that time she did an iconic mid-Emmy hair switcheroo.

This time round she arrived looking one trillion dollars in a strapless lemon Valentino dress, which was designed especially for her by creative director @pppiccioli, and then styled by @luxurylaw.

But the main event? Her outfit being paired with an absolutely iconic hair look - XXL mermaid waves, in an immaculate centre-part, falling down to her butt.

Luckily for Zendaya, the wind decided to play ball when she hit the red carpet, picking up her dress and the ends of her hair, making her look like an actual summer goddess. She accessorised with matching yellow pumps and a statement layered choker, allowing her natural beauty to take centre-stage.

MUA Sheika Daley also chose to keep Zendaya's beat super natural, and also told InStyle that she'd opted for Lâncome's Clarique face essence for prep the night before and morning of the Oscars.

One detail I'm also obsessed with is Zendaya's mani - perfect ivory-white ovals with sharpened tips, finishing off the look with definite chicness.

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Photo credit: Handout - Getty Images
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