Zendaya is the queen of changing hairstyles. Practically every red carpet she walks is complete with a stunning hairdo and specific look to accent it. She’s taking fashion forward thinking from her head all the way down to her toes.
At the InStyle Awards held Monday, October 23, she attended the soiree in a dark, multi-colored dress, donning one of the most powerful and historic beacons of blackness on her head: an afro. With dramatic lashes and statement jewelry, she made quite the entrance.
InStyle presented her with the Style Star Award that night and she was ever so deserving. Since the beginning, even as a child, Zendaya has always showcased her specific sense of style in a bold and colorful way. Never shying away from being a risktaker when it comes to fashion.
At 21 years old, the singer and actress has made many strides in Hollywood. Going from a child actor to pop star, then winning her season of Dancing With The Stars. She became a bonafide cover girl by landing on some of the most highly lauded magazines and now she’s been ushered into the film landscape with roles in movies such as Spiderman Homecoming and The Greatest Showman.
Zendaya is also incredibly outspoken regarding activism and using her platform for awareness and positive social change.
Zendaya’s style is never predictable but always hits on all the right elements and notes. The way she uses her hair to flawlessly depict that is quite impressive at such a young age.
She is also incredibly upfront about not taking fashion critics too seriously.
“Fashion has given me that vehicle to not care. Literally, the only opinion that should matter when you step outside the house, or when you wear something and you put something on, when you look in the mirror should be your own.
I thank you for pushing me to be confident and pushing me to take chances,” Zendaya said in her speech to a full audience upon accepting her style award.
She’s learned, at the ripe bold age of 21, that individuals should live by their own standards and definitions and stop letting other people dictate personal choices.