Zendaya's Brunette Hair Color That Fans Envy

Zendaya's hair is almost as iconic as she is. Pin-straight, curly, cropped, or slicked back, the "Euphoria" star's signature brunette locks make noise on the red carpet. People rightfully named Zendaya as the ultimate style icon, and her ability to reinvent herself with every movie release and press junket landed her a partnership with beauty brand CHI (via Essence).

Zendaya has always been upfront about her relationship with her hair. In an October 2020 Instagram post, she revealed that her natural hair journey has been filled with trial and error. She highlighted her struggle with hair damage in the caption, writing, "When you've spent the past however many years growing your damaged hair back, avoiding heat, wearing wigs and trying every natural product in the world and you finally see a little curl pattern comin [sic] back..."

Throughout her expansive career, the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" star has cycled through many cuts and colors but always seems to return to her natural brown.

Get Zendaya's chocolate-brown locks in two steps

Anyone can achieve Zendaya's gorgeous brunette hair color, regardless of their hair texture. To imitate the beauty icon's chocolate brown curls, Marie Claire suggests dying your roots in a darker brown. Then, let the rest of your hair taper into a lighter brown. This will give your hair a more natural look. 

The queen of big and small hair transformations, Zendaya rocked subtle highlights at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards, per Byrdie. Her low-key hair color is simple to recreate, depending on how light or dark you want to go.  To get natural highlights, Wella recommends lifting your hair color by three levels max and using an ash brown or gold toner.

For smooth, shiny, and healthy hair, Zendaya told Seventeen in 2016 that she swears by CHI's Argan Oil Plus Moringa Shampoo and Conditioner. "Curly hair needs moisture or it looks frizzy and undefined," she explained. "Because shampooing too often strips the oil from my hair, I'll wash every third day with CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Shampoo. But every single day I use the CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Conditioner."