Zendaya's Bold Fashion Moment Almost Distracted Us From Her New Bob Haircut

Zendaya made a showstopping appearance at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards, wearing a futuristic outfit and rocking a new haircut.

By Alyssa Morin Mar 08, 2024 6:40 PMTags
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Zendaya's latest style moment is out of this world.

The Dune: Part Two star made an interstellar appearance at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards March 7, wearing a futuristic look and debuting a new hair transformation. That's right, Zendaya kissed her signature waist-length tresses goodbye for a shoulder-grazing bob haircut.

While attending the star-studded event—held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles—the Euphoria actress opted for a slicked-down finish with fanned-out ends. She also rocked a deep side part, while keeping one loose tendril out to frame her face.

As for the rest of her look? She made low-rise boyfriend jeans look chic, as she paired them with a strapless silver corset from Jean Paul Gaultier that featured sheer floral lace embroidery and embellished panels.

And in true Zendaya fashion, no detail went unnoticed. After all, she accessorized with a giant metallic silver choker necklace, layers of arm bangles and a silver chain-link belt with charms.

Zendaya's Best Looks

Indeed, in recent weeks Zendaya has taken her fashion to new heights.

In fact, for the London premiere of the Dune sequel—which features Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler and Florence Pughshe transformed into a modern-day fembot. She sashayed onto the Feb. 15 red carpet in Thierry Mugler's iconic silver chrome bodysuit that included clear panels around her chest, stomach, arms, thighs and derrière.

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Her robot getup was just one of her many references to the sci-fi film, as she had previously channeled her character Chani with a warrior-inspired look at a Mexico City photocall Feb. 5.

No matter the occasion, the 27-year-old will always bring a fashion fantasy. Keep reading to see all of the other celebrities who have debuted otherworldly looks.

Jessica Biel

In May 2024, the actress chopped her hair into a bob that many fans on social media said reminded them of one of the looks she sported as Mary Camden on the '90s series 7th Heaven.

Megan Fox

The Transformers actress returned to her dark brown tresses and debuted a sassy bob in May 2024, a month after she dyed her hair blue to enter what she dubbed her "Jedi era."

Dannielynn Birkhead

At age 17, the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith debuted a new lob hairstyle overnight during 2024 Kentucky Derby weekend, which she attended with dad Larry Birkhead.

Demi Lovato

The singer debuted a lighter, shorter 'do in April 2024.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum debuted a blonde bombshell hair transformation May 8.

Kim Kardashian

Back to blonde: Kim debuted a new platinum 'do in April 2024.


The Fenty Beauty founder debuted a bright blonde hair transformation April 17 while celebrating her latest Fenty x Puma collection in London.

Delilah Belle Hamlin

The model debuted a bleach blonde pixie cut at the FRAME event April 4.

Megan Fox

The Jennifer's Body star traded in her bubblegum pink tresses for a baby blue bob, which she debuted April 2.


Less than a month afer chopping her hair into a long bob, Zendaya debuted a honey blonde transformation at the Challengers premiere March 26.

Elle Fanning

The Great star ushered in spring with a fresh cut, as she debuted a long bob March 25.

Rachel McAdams

The Mean Girls alum swapped out her signature blonde hair for a dark brunette transformation on March 18.

Bre Tiesi

The Selling Sunset star looked completely unrecognizable after debuting a dramatic blonde transformation March 16.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum ditched her signature purple hair after six years, tinting it an icy silver in March 2024. 


The Dune actress debuted a shoulder-grazing bob at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards March 7.

Sydney Sweeney

The Anyone But You star made a showstopping appearance at Miu Miu's fall/winter 2024-2025 show during Paris Fashion Week. For the March 5 event, she unveiled a dramatic long bob haircut.

Zoey Deutch

To prepare for her upcoming role as  Jean Seberg, the 29-year-old debuted a bleached blonde pixie cut.

Anne Hathaway

The Princess Diaries alum unveiled fringe bangs at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a bangin' new style at the premiere of her friend Nicola Peltz Beckham's film Lola in February 2024.

Jennifer Lopez

The "On the Floor" singer made a dramatic hair change, as she debuted a chin-grazing bob cut at Schiaparelli's haute couture spring/summer 2024 show on Jan. 22.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In January 2024, a month after her prison release, the now-influencer shared a pic of herself sporting a shorter 'do.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner traded in her dark locks for a pink 'do in January 2024.

Julianne Hough

In January 2024, the Dancing With the Stars personality shared a video of herself cutting her own hair. "Out with the old energy," she wrote, "and in with the new."

Kate Beckinsale

The Underworld actress took the plunge and went full blonde, while also debuting a short bob haircut.

Riley Keough

The Daisy Jones & The Six actress debuted jet-black hair on Nov. 2.

Eva Longoria

The Flamin' Hot director recently showcased her dramatic transformation, debuting a choppy, layered bob on Nov. 9.

Alix Earle

The TikToker debuted a fresh haircut, revealing a long bob.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

Megan Fox

The actress recently debuted a bright red hair color and equally bold blunt bob haircut.

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