1. Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Coleman went from being a Disney child star to one of the most fascinating style stars on the red carpet. She loves to take risks like the Sergio Hudson polka dot blouse and colorblock skirt she wore to the 2015 Essence Black Women in Music event.

2. Teyonah Parris

Teyonah Parris is a breath of fresh air on the red carpet with her show-stopping gowns and regal natural hair updos, often coiffed by celebrity hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood.

3. Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer isn’t new to the entertainment scene but in recent months, she’s revamped her look to reveal an edgier aesthetic. She compliments her short cropped cut with bold, revealing pieces.

4. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

With two extraordinary films under her belt, “Belle” and “Beyond The Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw is well on her way to becoming a Hollywood favorite. The fashion industry is just as enamored with her elegant red carpet style.

5. Tessa Thompson

The “Dear White People” actress stuns every time she sets foot on the red carpet whether she’s in a Proenza Schouler cut-out dress or a Mary Katrantzou print frock.

6. Aja Naomi King

Newcomer Aja Naomi King is making waves with her role as Michaela Pratt on “How To Get Away with Murder.” Her flawless skin, perfectly-coiffed hair and chic sense of style makes her stand out on the show and the red carpet.

7. Justine Skye

If one of the biggest hair trends of the year is bold color, Justine Skye is a bonafide trend setter. “The Purple Unicorn,” as the singer has dubbed herself, sports beautiful violet locks alongside flirty white jumpsuits, or sleek little black dresses.

8. Hannah Bronfman

As a DJ, model and entrepreneur, Hannah Bronfman maintains a dizzying schedule of international trips, fashion magazine shoots and meetings to run her businesses. But she still makes time to show off her quirky yet effortless style to her devoted fans on social media.

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