Zendaya unsurprisingly stuns with new blonde curls, and everyone's obsessed

This new Zendaya hair color proves that there's no look the star can't expertly pull off

US actress Zendaya attends a photocall for the film "Dune" presented out of competition on September 3, 2021 during the 78th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido.
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It's official: Zendaya can do no wrong in the style department. 

Our beloved Rue Bennett has decided to give one of the 2022 hair trends a go, and it goes without saying, but she completely nails the new look. 

Gregory Patterson, celebrity stylist and DIY expert for Sally Beauty (opens in new tab) predicted that warm colors like rich cognac and butterscotch blondes would hit the scene, and the Euphoria star delivers. Her new honey-blonde curls are bouncy, delicate and the perfect way to usher in the spring season. If expensive blonde and pumpkin spice hair had a baby, it'd look like Zendaya's new 'do. 



Zendaya hair color: see her gorgeous new 'do

On February 28, Z gave us a quick at her curls via Instagram Stories while she was en route to see her beau's new film, Unchartered. (Speaking of which, what's going on with that mysterious Tom Holland Euphoria cameo?) 

Though she snapped a selfie and picture of her movie ticket, the posts were deleted within 24 hours, per Instagram Stories' ways. But naturally, the internet caught wind of the beauty transformation and saved the snap for all eternity. No surprise there! 

When Zendaya's new auburn bob made a social media splash in late 2021, the internet flipped, and this style seems to be following suit. Plus, we can still sense a bit of warmth in her strands. We also particularly love how she pairs her simple locks with a nude lip. 

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If you too want to channel Z's honey-blonde curls, check out the best brushes for curly hair and expert tips for how to brush curly hair without losing curls. (Yes, it is possible). 

Until the actor stuns with another fun trend—or until Tom Holland and Zendaya cause a stir with their next adorable moment—we'll just be sitting here making our predictions for Euphoria season 3.

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 and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


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. 


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