This $3 Hairspray Was The Key To Zendaya’s 2019 Emmys Look

The moment Zendaya stepped on the Emmy’s red carpet last night, she was instantly crowned the best-dressed of the night. The Euphoria actress stunned in a green Vera Wang gown, but the real standout was her hair. Zendaya debuted a new, deep red shade, and although this isn’t the first time the star has gone red (the last time she did, it sparked endless rumors about her being the next Little Mermaid), it’s exciting nonetheless. It served up peak old Hollywood energy and cemented her status as the awards season queen.


The look, styled by Ursula Stephens, featured a deep side part and voluminous, face-framing waves. To create the hair moment, Stephens curled Zendaya’s hair using a ghd curling iron, creating tight ringlets before brushing them out to create the wave pattern. To ensure the waves held their shape (she rocked the look well into the night), Stephens pinned the waves and misted them with Suave Professionals Firm Control Finishing Hairspray which costs a grand total of $3, and is good for achieving soft, touchable hold. The ultra-affordable finishing product is formulated to help maintain styles through humidity and smooth flyaways—which explains why Zendaya’s hair looked perfectly placed yet unbelievably soft.

While we can’t guarantee that a can of this stuff will help you break the internet, or result in exact same waves as Z’s, for that price, it’s worth a shot.

Suave Professionals, Firm Control Finishing Spray, $3, available at Walmart.com.

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