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The Best Zoe Kravitz Beauty Moments, From Choppy Pixie Cuts To Her Signature Braids

Simply one of the best to ever do it.

There are few people in this world that radiate as much genuine, palpable cool as Zoë Kravitz. Sure, her equally hip and ridiculously famous parents may have something to do with it, but Kravitz has done a lot of it on her own — from her enviable style to her seemingly effortless beauty choices.

The impact of the latter is especially easy to measure, considering the fact that any hair braider would know what a client is looking for when they ask for “Zoë Kravitz braids.”

Here, we take a look back at some of her most exciting beauty moments from the past decade and beyond, highlighting some of her most iconic hair choices and her soft glam looks.

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2007, "The Brave One" New York City Premiere

Zoë leaned into the trends of the time with this red carpet look, complete with a piecey side bang and long wavy ringlet curls.

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2008, Sundance Film Festival

The beginning of her length experimentation, Zoë wore a choppy style somewhere in between a bob and a pixie cut.

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2008, MtvU Woodie Awards

With some curled extensions, Zoë showed off some auburn highlights while keeping her makeup routine simple — just rosy cheeks and matching lips.

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2009, Sundance Screening

While this look didn't stay for long, it was proof that could she can pull off bangs — and this length — if and when she wanted to.

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2010, Tribeca Film Festival

A more dramatic look than she'd shown off before, Zoë took the Tribeca Film Festival with a sculptural half-up, half-down hairstyle and a smokey eye.

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2012, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

2012 saw the start of Zoë's boho look — on full display here with her lob length in wispy braids and cool red lips.

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2013, Chanel Pre-Oscar Dinner

Back to a shorter cut with piecey side bangs, Zoë pulled this chic nighttime look together with a deep berry lip, matching cheeks, and glowing skin.

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2014, Film Independent Spirit Awards

With her hair pulled back in a middle part, this soft, peachy makeup look took center stage with this appearance.

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2015, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Alas, the braids that have become one of her signature styles. She wore these thin goddess braids (though they're more commonly referred to as "Zoë Kravitz braids" these days) with a sleek smokey eye.

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2017, Premiere Of HBO's "Big Little Lies"

The braids continued to define Zoë's style through the years — though this 2017 appearance saw the style in platinum, accompanied with a cool undercut.

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2018, 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

One of her shortest cuts yet, this black pixie framed her glowing skin and poppy red lip.

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2019, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Zoë pulled her braids into an updo, while her makeup look stayed neutral, with a soft mauve shade on her lips, cheeks, and eyes.

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2020, Paris Fashion Week

One of her last public appearances before social distancing took hold, this look was a major skin flex. The glow was met with minimal color — just some dusty mauve lip and eye shadow.

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