Zendaya Just Debuted A Full Fringe And Vanilla Blonde Highlights

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Zendaya Debuts Full FringeParas Griffin

First came the baroque bob, an old school Hollywood-inspired hairstyle that has since gone viral after the illustrious Oscars Awards and caused a frenzy on social media. Since then, we've seen a series of new hairstyles monopolise our feeds with the Dune: Part Two press tour, from XL braids to a textured curly bob and hip-skimming lengths. And now, as the Challengers tour kicks off, Zendaya is experimenting once again.

During her press tour in London, all eyes were on Zendaya's new hair transformation: a full fringe and soft bangs which were swept up into a chic ponytail. Arriving at Claridges hotel in a tennis-inspired set, her hair was the blondest it's ever been with a brighter set of vanilla highlights too.

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Gareth Cattermole

Then, in what might be her most ethereal red carpet hairstyle to date, Zendaya stepped out at the London premiere of Challengers with a hip-skimming plait. Benching her trademark bob, her hair was tied back in a sleek XL plait and came together via an oversized hair bow. A departure from her signature bouncy blow-dry, her make-up was also something of a novel look for the actor, all thanks to a bold crimson red lip.

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Mike Marsland

Resplendent in a white Calvin Klein skirt set, Zendaya also switched up her honey blonde lengths for the Rome premiere. Debuting a slighter darker tone on the red carpet, her low and sleek bun was given extra volume at the roots to create a fresh take on the modern beehive; a softer and more elegant iteration of the classic conical do.


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Daniele Venturelli

Meanwhile, for the Paris premiere of Challengers last week, Zendaya debuted not one but three major hair transformations. With her honey blonde hair front and centre, she opted for extra-long bouncy curls and a side-swept parting, paired with an aptly glamorous Louis Vuitton gown.

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Marc Piasecki

That same weekend during a series of photocalls, the Dune actor embraced two more striking hair trends. At Hotel Crillon, Zendaya stuck to a somewhat signature lob haircut with a bouncy blow-dry, before debuting a nostalgic updo styled with a lime green baby doll dress at Maison de l'Amerique Latine. The actor's do featured a side parting with a white hair bow; an accessory that's been having a resurgence of late. Though the hair bow has long been a perennial beauty favourite, it's been cropping up more and more this season, from the couture runways to the likes of Kaia Gerber and Nicola Coughlan.

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Marc Piasecki

Just a couple of weeks ago, Zendaya took the first premiere of Challengers in Sydney as the perfect opportunity to show off her new honey blonde hue. Arriving at the premiere of her new film, the actor eschewed her signature deep brunette for a lighter shade of blonde. Paired alongside her trademark lob haircut and deep side parting, her hair was styled with soft, bouncy curls, while the lighter honey tone veered between a soft brunette and bright blonde and appeared to be created via a balayage technique.

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Don Arnold

Complementing an iridescent custom Loewe gown, Zendaya added subtle make-up references to her fictional character, tennis player Tashi Dunca, thanks to a shimmering green smokey eye. Her skin was radiant and glow-y with just a shimmer on the lips.

During the trailer for the new and much-anticipated film directed by Luca Guadagnino, Zendaya teased four different hairstyles and myriad make-up inspiration throughout. With that in mind, there's a chance that, with the Challengers tour a perfect stage to experiment even further, we are set for even more in the way of hair transformations in the near future. Stay tuned...

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