Zendaya Coleman may have looked fresh rocking a pixie wig during Sunday’s BET Awards, but not everyone was a fan of the singer’s new look. Critics took to social media bashing Zendaya’s hairdo, but the 18-year old didn’t stay silent through all the criticism.
According to E!News, Zendaya took to Twitter on Monday to address the hair critics, writing, "When people don't like your hair but they tweetin bout you tho..... #idgaf #idgaf." She included side-by-side pics of herself looking happy and sad, and capped off the tweet with two emojis -- laughing so hard they’re in tears. The Disney star stepped out on the red carpet on Sunday wearing a sparkling shirtdress, with silver sandals and a chic, soft pixie hairstyle.
And though many people were not a fan of Zendaya’s BET Awards hairstyle, the pixie wig was the basis for the “Replay” singer’s whole beauty look. Makeup artist Allan Avendaño told People that Zendaya’s haircut inspired the overall makeup look, saying, “Zendaya’s short pixie cut influenced how deep we wanted to go with her contour and how soft we went with her eyeshadow and lip shades. Since she chose a strong hairstyle and her dress was glitzy, we went with a soft eye and lip look so as not to overpower the overall look.”
The young singer has always been a style chameleon and typically carries her new looks very well. Entertainment Tonight caught up with Zendaya on the red carpet, where the star talked about her new pixie look. "Everyone knows I like to change my hairstyle every other day, so I wanted to be short today -- and that's why! It also has a lot to do with the outfit,” Zendaya said of her hair. “When you have so much going on, I wanted to keep everything else simple, you know? My stylist and I were like, 'Short hair. Minimal accessories. Keep it simple.'"
When the young star is not working on her beauty skills or projects, Zendaya is just like a regular young woman. Earlier this month, she graduated from Oak Park High School in Oak Park, California. Her celebratory Instagram post earned her a shout-out from best pal Taylor Swift, who wrote, "I'M NOT CRYING, YOU ARE. @Zendaya #ProudOfYou.”