14 Times Zendaya's Hair Look Slayed

Photo: Vince Flores/Startraks.
When a guy came up to Zendaya inquiring how she goes from short hair to braids virtually overnight, her response was pretty much what everyone's should be when asked this question: "Magic."

The 19-year-old has sported more hair looks in her short pop-star reign than most of us will during all our decades on this Earth — and not just on red carpets, but on the pages of magazines as well. She's on the most recent cover of Complex with a crown of curls, she channeled Grace Jones in a beauty-through-the-decades story for Mane Addicts, and let us not forget the larger-than-life Afro she donned for Vibe last year.

Yep, Zendaya's been around the hair-change block and up the street more times than we can count. The best part, though, is that she slays the look every single time — and we have the images to prove it. Click through to watch her "magical" mane change right in front of your eyes.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI.
Serving up '90s hip-hop realness like the hair queen she is.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI.
Channeling the '80s, Zendaya rocked voluminous crimped hair during this year's iHeartRadio Awards.
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Photo: Vince Flores/Startraks.
Usually we'd be very "meh" about this Kris Jenner-esque hairdo, but surprisingly, we don't hate it on Zendaya. Which is no mean feat for her.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI.
In the controversy covered around the internet, Zendaya's dreadlocks, seen here, were the victim of some harsh and unnecessary comments (which she addressed like a boss) from Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic.

Zendaya opened up about this in her recent Complex interview: "All my brothers and my dad at one point had dreadlocks. My little nieces have curly hair," she says. "And if they were to have someone say something demeaning about what they have and what they hold dear to them, then I would want them to at least have the pride within themselves to come up with a response that made sense and that they were proud of."
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI.
Butt-grazing tresses that would give Rapunzel a run for her money.
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How she manages to make everyone's favorite childhood hairstyle look not only grown-up but fashionable, the world may never know.
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Zendaya's super (duper) high ponytail braid is both sleek and chic.
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Photo: Gregory Pace/BEI.
Straight and sleek is just as flawless as big and curly on the young star.
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Cornrows and high fashion are a match made in heaven.
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Photo: Stewart Cook/REX Shutterstock.
Zendaya goes short and adds bangs for a fun, girly moment.
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Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images.
Vintage, glam curls are a different, more mature look for the multi-hyphenate, and one we'd like to see a lot more of.
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Photo: D. Dipasupil/Getty Images.
The topknot seen here is a style that Zendaya goes back to time and time again, and we don't blame her. Interested in re-creating it? Read how, here.
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At first glance, this hairstyle doesn't seem like anything special. But take a closer look: The back is where the magic happens.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI.
A jet-black mushroom wig gives Zendaya a hint of edge during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
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