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The Reason Behind Zendaya’s Latest Hairstyle Will Make Your Heart Melt

The 21-year-old's latest red carpet-look has a very special backstory. 

By Chantel Morel

When it comes to red carpet style, Zendaya is truly in a category all her own. From her ever-changing hairstyles to her custom designs, the 21-year-old is forever providing us with serious fashion inspo. However, the powerful stories behind Zendaya's looks are what truly allows her stand out from the pack — and her latest ensemble was no exception. 

This week, the actress and designer joined stars like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Elle Fanning at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles, California. Zendaya stunned in a multi-colored Schiaparelli gown, red heels, and an afro — giving off serious '60s vibes. Following the star-studded event, Zendaya took to social media to reveal the very touching inspiration behind her red-carpet look. 

In an Instagram post, Zendaya shared a family portrait captioned, "Last nights stunning aunties (my daddy's all the way on the left) and a hint of Angela Davis." After learning the source of inspiration, we must add that the star flawlessly channeled her aunties, and author and political activist Angela Davis. 


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While Zendaya has been known to be a bit of a hair chameleon, this switch-up was beyond meaningful. Not only did the star use this moment to celebrate the beauty of black hair, but she also used it to pay homage to women that have made a major impact in her life — making this a memorable style moment for the actress. 

Clearly, a powerful sense of style runs in the family. 

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