Zendaya was just named the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) Fashion Icon at its 2021 awards on November 10, but the jumbo box braids she wore that night were equally as iconic as her new fashion status.
The actor’s ombré protective style fell past her butt, which means these braids were long. Looking at the back of her head, you can pretty much see every braid and only imagine that many hours were spent creating this look.
To congratulate his girlfriend, English actor Tom Holland posted a photo of the actor at the awards. His post’s caption reads, “Naaa stop it. An incredible achievement for the most incredible person. Congrats @zendaya and @luxurylaw you guys deserve every bit of this.” From Holland’s photo, you can see that Zendaya’s ombré braids and bright-red bandeau top and skirt were complimented by a makeup beat consisting of warm neutrals and a nude lip color.
Zendaya did not give us the rundown on her hairstyle, so we don’t know exactly who was responsible for those almost-ready-to-hit-the-floor box braids. But we’re so excited to see that all of Zendaya’s and her stylist Law Roach‘s hard work has culminated her in receiving this award.
It’s fair to say that Zendaya’s braids should put the actor on track to win a Hair Icon award too, but we’ll have to wait and see. For more larger-than-life inspiration, check out our roundup of these beautiful braided hairstyles specifically designed for natural hair.
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