While Fashion Week typically has us eagerly eyeing hair and make-up looks on the runway, there's one show in particular that regularly sees its guests steal the limelight when it comes to beauty trends. From Doja Cat's ruby-encrusted complexion to Kylie Jenner's sweeping ponytail fringe, Schiaparelli Haute Couture is famous for delivering unforgettable and, frankly, intergalactic beauty moments – and SS24 proved no exception. The star of this year's extra-terrestrial beauty ensemble? Non other than Zendaya.
The actor's appearance at the Paris show saw her debut a geometric futuristic micro-fringe, complete with pin-straight lengths and framing tendrils. The fresh 'do, which nodded to the iconic angular Star Trek cut, is a wild alternative for Zendaya, who is best known for her hip-grazing extensions or bouncy bobs as much as her glamorous red carpet attires. The 27-year-old paired the look with a monochromatic cool-toned make-up (think '90s lip liner and subtly smoked shadow) and her signature ombré brows.
And while her new cut is most certainly a wig, it does make a convincing case for 2024's already emerging micro-fringe trend.
Last month saw the edgy micro-fringe undergo a softened reinvention for the red carpet. Stars from Julia Garner to Leighton Meester introduced lightly-curly fluffy fringes in place of the traditionally blunt, stylish cut. A mix of modern and vintage references, this delicate alternative was our first glimpse at the blossoming statement fringe trend.
Sadly, with award season now in full swing, it appears the sophisticated curvaceous micro-fringe has had its day; the cuts of 2024 have already taken a far choppier route.
Kristen Stewart is the latest to adopt the more wearable feathered micro-fringe, opting for a set of snippier undone bangs than Zendaya's space-age crop. If you're looking for an everyday example of this effortlessly cool cut, this is the reference to show your stylist.
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