Want a new look? The chic Zendaya bob is totally achievable, according to a stylist

Yes, you can make the flowy Zendaya bob work for you—here's how

Zendaya at attends Euphoria FYC at Paramount Theatre on December 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California with a new haircut: the Zendaya bob is short and wavy.
(Image credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)

She's at it again! The new Zendaya bob is the talk of the town, and fans have completely fallen for her latest look.

During Euphoria's FYC event on December 18, the actor's side-swept bob hairstyle stole the show. Unsurprisingly, Zendaya's outfit paired perfectly with her 'do. She wore a body-hugging Houndstooth skirt, a black button-down polo and Christian Louboutin pumps—a subtle nod to the '20s. 

Earlier this year, when Zendaya's auburn hair made its debut, everyone rushed over to the salon to learn how to copy her undeniably cool style. Now, instead of focusing on color, we'll tell you how to achieve her enviable shape and bouncy waves. Ready to take notes?

How to recreate the Zendaya bob yourself

euphoria cast at the show's fyc event on december 18, 2022

(Image credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)

Meet the expert: Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson (opens in new tab), a celebrity hairstylist and DIY expert for Sally Beauty (opens in new tab), gave us the intel for achieving a bob like Z's, regardless of hair type and texture. If you were thinking about playing up your style in the new year, consider this a sign.

Decide on a length

Before you ask your hairdresser to start chopping, you'll want to decide on a length that will be manageable once you leave the salon.

"Bobs are super customizable, no matter your ideal level of maintenance, so team up with your stylist and make sure to let them know how you want to wear your bob and how much you’re looking to commit to styling," Patterson says. "They’ll work with you to create the perfect cut for your unique needs."

Consider the maintenance

Keep in mind that the shorter you go, the more often you'll need to schedule a cut to keep the style in tact. Typically, those who have bobs are visiting their stylists every six to eight weeks. 

"Ask for a low-maintenance bob that will grow out and evolve well into a lob, and longer time between visits," Patterson recommends. "Considering your hair type and texture is crucial here."

For some however, a bob can make their strands take on a totally new life. 

"And when you think about your perfect bob, or lob length cut, [it] might be one to best support an air dried lifestyle—something you may have never known your texture is capable of doing," he adds. 

Find the right product

Anyone who's thinking about following in Zendaya's lead will want to invest in a texture spray for upkeep.

"Bobs take on such a vibe as they move and live during the day and these types of support products lend way to the cool vibe we’re after here," Patterson says.

Eva NYC Lazy Jane Salt-Free Wave Spray $12.99 | Sally Beauty (US Only) (opens in new tab)

Eva NYC Lazy Jane Salt-Free Wave Spray
RRP:
$12.99 | Sally Beauty (US Only) (opens in new tab)

This spray's salt-free formula provides soft waves that are smooth to the touch—no dryness or stickiness here.


$9.29 | Sally Beauty (US Only) (opens in new tab)

Curl Texturizing Spray Curl Solutions by ion
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Rejuvenate dull, flat curls with a spray that will leave them vibrant and bouncy. 


You'll also want to add a finishing touch to the polished look with a little shine!

"Also consider “Vinyl” (aka mega-high reflective shine!) looking products to really glam up a bob and make it POP," Patterson says. "These can be super-shine gels, gels with shine sprays on top, and healing oils to give your BOB a super-star glam up."

Brilliance Shine Spray Styling Solutions by ion $10.99|Sally Beauty (US Only) (opens in new tab)

Brilliance Shine Spray Styling Solutions by ion
RRP:
$10.99|Sally Beauty (US Only) (opens in new tab)

This product polishes, shines and smooths any hair type. 

Zendaya, we're curious to see what you'll wow us with next! In the meantime, here's what eager fans need to know about the forthcoming Euphoria season 3

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)