We’ve been following Zendaya’s career for quite some time now, ever since her Disney days. Through the years, we’ve seen her transform from a sweet, somewhat tomboyish teenager to a fearless fashionista.
Aside from her killer style, Zendaya is also a makeup and hair chameleon. Whether she’s sporting a bold cut or a hairstyle that pays tribute to her ancestry, Zendaya is constantly serving us lewks. And she has just as much fun with her makeup. From bold lips to a lit-from-within glow, the actress knows how to make a statement.
Let’s take a look at the star’s hair and makeup evolution over the years.
Long before Zendaya became a full-on hair chameleon, she slowly began to change up her hairstyles. This faux bob would be the first of many hair experiments to come.
Zendaya landed the cover of Jones Magazine and served us big hair, a smoky eye, and street style fashion.
Zendaya turned up the heat with her slicked-back ‘do and smokey eye at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
The actress doesn’t need a lot of makeup to look stunning, and her W cover is proof. Her deep red lips and bold brows are glam yet effortless—something Zendaya is a pro at.
At the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, the star wore a textured black bob with minimal makeup and looked absolutely stunning.
Same cut as above, but a different vibe. Zendaya spiced up her wavy bob by throwing on an army green hat with gold hoops and ’90s-style makeup.
Zendaya hit the American Music Awards red carpet with this Diana Ross-inspired hairstyle. She had that big hair, don’t care attitude. Plus, we can’t get over her septum ring—she’s all about the details.
Zendaya rocked this super short pixie at the 2015 Grammys. She was definitely serving us Nia Long vibes.
Zendaya wore faux locs to the 2015 Oscars, and she broke the internet with this ‘do. Shortly after sporting this hairstyle, Barbie came out with a doll inspired by this look.
When Modeliste Magazine released this Photoshopped image of Zendaya, she was quick to point it out, and the publication immediately took it down. The star’s makeup and hair looked stunning without the edits, proving that they weren’t necessary to begin with. We’ll always admire her for speaking up about it.
In 2016, Zendaya surprised us all with this blonde pixie cut that we couldn’t get enough of. This is definitely one of the star’s best hair slays of all time.
The singer/actress threw us for a loop—in the best way— with these finger waves. Paired with a smokey eye, she gave us sweet and sexy pin-up vibes.
Just when we thought we couldn’t love the star more, she created this vibrant makeup using CoverGirl products (she’s a brand ambassador). She doesn’t only serve looks—she creates them, too.
Not one to shy away from dramatic looks, Zendaya attended the 2017 Met Gala with a fierce red-orange lip and glorious ‘fro.
Zendaya wore a beautiful ombré tulle dress, designed by Schiaparelli, for the InStyle Awards. However, her luscious ‘fro is what stole the show. The actress credited her aunties as the inspiration for her ’70s-inspired look.
This half-updo gave this pink power suit a softer feel. Her fresh-faced makeup (and bold brows) really tied this feminine look together.
There are no limits to Zendaya’s chameleon capabilities, and this platinum blonde pixie and soft yet glam makeup are proof.
Zendaya showed us (once again) that she is, in fact, a beauty guru. She teamed up with makeup artist and YouTuber Alissa Ashley to create this killer smoky eye.
Zendaya worked it at the 2018 Oscars with her sleek top knot and glowy makeup. Her look was timeless and elegant.