Zendaya has been experimenting with her hair looks of late, having recently chopped off her long locks in favor of a chic blonde bob at the end of last year. While her color had been significantly lightened from her signature brunette hue, the star has now leveled up her look even further, as evidenced by a new post to her Instagram.
The Euphoria actor had been teasing her followers with flashes of her new color via cropped images that showed just the ends of her newly-honeyed locks. But now the star has shared the full look in a shot posted to her Instagram Story, in which her hair is blonder and shorter than we’ve ever seen it.
The color in question looks to be a soft caramel shade, which fades from darker roots — ideal for a low-maintenance hue — to lighter, blonder color through the mid lengths and ends. Zendaya might be best known for her trademark raven tresses in her role as Rue Bennett on Euphoria, but in recent years she’s embraced many different looks — and this latest hair transformation might just be our favorite.
The star was recently awarded a Golden Globe for her role as Rue on the hit HBO show. While she wasn’t able to make the ceremony, Zendaya posted a heartfelt thank you to the cast, crew and fans of the show in the days after the awards, writing, “Thank you to my Euphoria family, without you, none of this is possible.”
She continued, “Lastly, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has allowed Rue into theirs. I think everyone knows how much she means to me, but the fact that she can mean something to someone else is a gift. I’m honestly at a loss for words as I type this, all I can say is thank you thank you thank you.”