Yahoo February 28, 2023



Zendaya’s Butterfly Bob Is Spring’s Biggest Haircut 


Zendaya is always one to watch when it comes to style and beauty but especially at this year's NAACP Image Awards and SAG Awards. Between her stunning gowns, matching monochromatic makeup looks paired with a set of spiky Twiggy lashes, and finally, her bombshell butterfly cut, we're having a hard time picking a favorite. But we're leaning toward her gorgeous curls.

According to Tai Simon, the hairstylist responsible for Zendaya's stunning style, the inspiration for the look was “something romantic but also a bit playful,” she says, “an ultimate bombshell blowout.” It's safe to say this was achieved with the voluminous sideswept curls that Zendaya wore.

To get the look, Simon worked with OGX products. For hydration and heat protection, she sprayed OGX Protecting + Silky Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray on wet hair. “It’s the perfect base to then blow-dry and ensure shine,” she says. Bonus: It'll help you speed blow-dry time in addition to prepping hair for a silky, shiny blowout.

Maxine Salon hairstylist Jenna Spino previously described the butterfly cut to Glamour as “heavily layered and feathered, featuring shorter layers on top of the head and through the crown.” These shorter layers slightly resemble butterfly wings, hence the cut's cute name. 

“The short layers on top are blended through to longer layers on the bottom, and the shorter layers fall at or below the chin and the longer layers fall just past the shoulders,” Spino says of the chop. As a result, this adds tons of texture, movement, and volume to the hair.

Zendaya's butterfly bob really lends itself to a look like this because the longer layers make for lots of volume, especially in the way she's been wearing her hair flipped to one side. While hair was still a bit damp, Simon added OGX Locking + Coconut Curls Decadent Creamy Mousse. The mousse's job is to help to dial up the volume and give more definition to the curls. But she wasn't stopping there: For even more lift at the root, Simon teased at the crown. 

Now, to achieve the beautiful structured yet bouncy look, Simon used OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum and used her fingers to form curls to her liking. “It’s imperative to use a small amount of serum,” she says, so make sure not to overdo it. The result: super-shiny strands. Before sending Zendaya down the red carpet, Simons misted OGX Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Weightless Healing Dry Oil for lightweight hold.