Zendaya Started Haute Couture Week With Itty-Bitty Micro Bangs

So haute.

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There is, in fact, no better way to kick off another dreary winter week than with news that Zendaya got bangs. So, are you ready for a great day?

On Monday, January 22, Zendaya popped up in Paris for the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show. While zipping inside to take her place in the front row, she paused for a couple of photos—and bang, there they were.


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Since showing up for Paris Fashion Week last October, the Challengers actress has taken a small break from the limelight. So, it was a huge treat—and even bigger shock—to see her out and about with the new hair. Unlike the 27-year-old's previous dances with fringe, this version is majorly short (even shorter than her red bob/baby bang look at the 2018 Met Gala). Paired with stick straight strands, the look had an intergalactic feeling to it.

Part of this feeling could probably be attributed to the hair's styling. Instead of cutting the bangs bluntly, the Dune star's hairstylist pulled some of the hair's longer strands in front of her ears, tucking the rest behind. It was windy in Paris and, while her hair did get whisked up in the air every once in a while, it always returned to its chosen shape.

Wearing a black shirt and satin skirt combo by Schiaparelli (naturally), Zendaya paired the new look with cool-toned makeup and a simple pink manicure—neither of which were out of the realm of normalcy for the Emmy winner. The thing is, she could wear any makeup, and any hairstyle, and she'd look absolutely perfect. Alien superstar? You bet.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.