Zendaya Already Swapped Out Her Micro Bangs

So last week.

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If it seems like just yesterday that Zendaya's micro bangs kicked up a stir in the beauty world, that's because it essentially was just yesterday. Last week, the Dune star premiered a brand-new, fringed hairstyle at Paris Fashion Week. But as we know, styles come and go—and those bangs are now nowhere to be seen.

Back in the states for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, February 1, the 27-year-old seemed to have swapped her fringe for a single sweet tendril pulled out of her low bun. Pairing the style with a full leather outfit from Attico's Spring 2024 collection and matte lipstick, she looked extremely cool, though (rightfully) more suited for LA street style than Paris haute couture shows.


Zendaya arrives at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studio on February 1, 2024.

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After seeing the simple new updo, I have to guess that the bangs were a wig or hairpiece—and admit I was fooled into thinking they were real. The fact that the Euphoria actress, a known hair chameleon, wore the look for multiple events (with multiple fashion houses!) made me believe they were here to stick around. Let this be a lesson to never underestimate Zendaya...or her amazing glam team.

Let it also be a lesson that—even if your favorite celebrity gets bangs—you should think hard before grabbing the scissors. Their grow-out process might be a lot easier.


Zendaya showed off brand-new bangs at Fendi's Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show.

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The Disney alum's appearance on the talk show marked the beginning of her press tour for Dune: Part Two, which means there are plenty of looks (and hairstyles) to come. This time, she was joined by her costars Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, and Timothée Chalamet, who also pulled off hit-movie-worthy looks.

Pugh, for her part, went with a sweet white dress and tousled locks, yet another step in the hair grow-out journey she's been on since buzzing her head for the 2023 Met Gala.

Whether you're team bangs, buzz cut, or bun, it's a great time to be a Dune fan.

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.