Zendaya Nailed the Most Genius Day-to-Night Hair Switch Up Ever
Busy girls like us constantly have to look polished + pulled together at the office AND have a trick up our sleeves for looking trendy and edgy a short time later — whether to attend an industry event or happy hour. While our go-to has been letting our hair down from an updo to transform our daytime look when it needs some oomph (think: pony to just-kinked hair or braids to pretty-messy waves) Zendaya just made us rethink our mid-day change with her next-level move. The singer donned a wig during the daytime and styled her natural locks for night. Game. Changer.
Zendaya, who’s made a name for herself in the fashion and beauty world thanks to her inclusive attitude and turned-down-for-no-one ensembles, is making us think a wig might be the ultimate PIC for any woman who wants to totally transform her look in a matter of minutes. Recently at Paris Fashion Week, the singer started her day wearing a layered pixie cut that, like her mixed-print ensemble, was cool and edgy. Her vampy, slightly ombre lip was the focus of her face, which was framed nicely by the loosely side-swept bangs she had going on. Then, in what must have been a few “screw-the-short-hair” moments, Zendaya later revealed a completely different head-to-toe look that was just as stunning.
By nighttime, Zendaya had traded in her short wig for thick cornrows, which we imagine were styled first thing in the AM to save time at the switch-up (clever call). To dress up her pulled-back hair, she wore a fun, bright blue dress that gave off modern-day flapper vibes and kept her makeup soft and neutral and not changing too much from the look she stepped out in earlier in the day — the main difference was her neutral-colored lip.
If this two-amazing-looks-in-one-day stunt isn’t enough to get you to consider wearing a wig, we don’t know what will. You can easily achieve rainbow hair status, can change/textures/styles in a blink of an eye, and choose to be your alter ego whenever you want to ;)
Are you a fan of Zendaya’s Pixie cut or cornrows more? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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