Zendaya, who’s slowly but surely becoming the princess of the Met Gala (according to the queen herself), could’ve gone plenty of routes for this year’s Catholic-themed carpet. But as she usually does, the 21-year-old trendsetter gave us the unexpected: a short, red sci-fi bob.
The sharp cut, usually teamed with short bangs, is often styled to create a helmet-like silhouette. Let us explain: The term “sci-fi bob” comes from a Hollywood trope in which futuristic women often wear the modern, sleek cut — and it’s turned into a feminist statement in Hollywood. It all makes perfect sense, because her outfit at the Met was modeled after one of the most badass feminists in history: Joan of Arc.
To prep Zendaya’s natural hair, Stephens used Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream before blowing it straight with the Instyler TURBO Ionic Dryer. As far as the red wig she wore on top, a few spritzes of Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray added texture, and Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse gave her those waves. To keep everything in place, she finished with TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 1: Texture. Because even warriors need a few blasts of holding spray before heading off for battle.
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