The 2018 Met Gala red carpet delivered crowns, veils, and Pope Rihanna, but when it comes to the hair look we’re taking straight to the salon in an attempt to copy, that honor goes to none other than Zendaya.
The 21-year-old singer/actress/social activist channeled a Catholic heroine of centuries past, Joan of Arc, for her Met Gala look. Paying homage to the female warrior and patron saint of France (who was burned at the stake at 19 after leading a French army to victory), Zendaya arrived in head-to-toe silver armor with a beaded train and chain-mail detailing designed by Versace. But completing the fierce look was Zendaya’s textured bob, featuring blunt bangs and the most enviable deep red hue.
The new bob and shade looks nothing short of perfection on Zendaya (of course), and it’s apparently not going anywhere anytime soon. Hairstylist Ursula Stephen's Instagram Stories show Zendaya’s hair being cut and dyed the new fiery hue. When debuting the look to stylist Law Roach, Roach can be seen shouting "I can’t stand it!"
This isn’t the first time that Zendaya has made a strong hair statement on the Met Gala red carpet: Last year, she rocked her natural hair in a stunning Afro along with a Dolce & Gabbana gown. And in 2016, Stephen cut her hair into a tight black bob to accompany her Michael Kors gown. But the red hue might just be Zendaya’s best look yet — at least, until her next red carpet appearance.
More of the best Met Gala looks of 2018:
- Katy Perry Wore Over-the-Top Angel Wings to the Met Gala
- This Actress Just Brought Bejeweled Brow Art to the Met Gala Red Carpet
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Wore an Actual Halo to the 2018 Met Gala
Watch Lucy Hale try nine things she's never done before: