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Why you're about to see Zendaya's sepia blonde hair everywhere this season

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Zendaya goes sepia blonde for springGilbert Flores - Getty Images

The arrival of spring, with its longer days and warmer temperatures, puts many of us in the mood for something lighter, brighter, and just a little fresher. Zendaya seems to agree, as the Dune star recently debuted a new hair colour that appears significantly blonder than her previous rich, chocolatey hue.

In an Instagram post by her long-time creative collaborator Law Roach, Zendaya is seen wearing an Elisabetta Franchi matching shirt and shorts set to showcase new sepia-blonde locks, styled in what's now her signature bouncy 'old-money' bob.

Going from dark brunette to blonde can be taxing on hair health, but Zendaya's dramatic change seems to have been a gradual one. She first hinted at the transformation at the Challengers red-carpet premiere in Australia this week, where the 27 year-old actress teamed her custom Loewe number (styled by Roach) with lighter hair pieces to frame her face.

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Ever the style chameleon, Zendaya is no stranger to experimenting with her hair thanks to an expert glam team (she often relies on hairstylist Tai Simon), and an array of clever wigs, weaves and hair pieces. Over the past few months alone, Zendaya has sported long disco waves, a sleek side-parted bob, auburn lengths and an unforgettable micro-fringe.

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Zendaya’s former chocolate-hued hair colourGilbert Flores - Getty Images


This sepia-blonde tone is a great way for brunettes to transition into a fresher hue for spring as its much gentler on the hair than going full-on platinum. It's also fairly low-maintenance, similar to last spring's 'bronzed blonde' hue.

"Since bronze-coloured highlights require less lifting than true-blonde highlights, the grow-out is fairly soft," Amy Fish, a hair colourist at Larry King, told Bazaar previously. "With this, you can go as long as three-to-four months between colour appointments, depending on your base colour and how fast your hair grows."

Chic, elevated and easy to manage, the sepia blonde is an all-round winner.

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