Hair File: The Best of Beyonce!

WITH over a decade in the spotlight, it’s inevitable that Beyoncé’s music, lifestyle, fashion and even hairstyles have undergone some dramatic changes. From pixie crops to curls, beehives to bold color changes, see some of the most memorable hairstyles the singer has showcased so far – one and off the stage!

November 1998

Beyoncé appeared as part of Destiny’s Child at the MTV Music Awards in Milan, with her hair in a long, straight style with flicked ends.
MTV Music Awards in Milan beyonce

May 2000

For the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, she opted for voluminous, highlighted curls
Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas beyonce

January 2001

For a Destiny’s Child CD signing in New York, Beyoncé paired a sleek, blonde style with a metallic stetson hat.
Destiny’s Child CD signing in New York beyonce

April 2002

Appearing as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember, she showed off an afro hairstyle.
Foxxy Cleopatra-in Austin Powers in Goldmember beyonce

January 2003

The singer chose a sleek, blonde style with a new fringe for the 30th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
30th Annual American Music Awards
That same month she wore her hair in highlighted ringlet curls at the Golden Globe Awards.

September 2003

For the US premiere of her film The Fighting Temptations, Beyoncé opted for a sleek bun with plait detailing.
US premiere of her film The Fighting Temptations, Beyoncé

February 2004

For the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, she wore her hair in a curly, loose up-do.
46th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Beyoncé

February 2005

At the 77th Academy Awards, Beyoncé chose an elegant half-up-half-down style with plenty of volume at the crown.
Academy Awards Beyoncé

February 2006

For the Pink Panther world premiere in New York, she wore her hair in a retro-inspired curled style, paired with drop earrings.
Pink Panther world premiere in New York beyonce

December 2007

Her hair was smooth, sleek and straight at the Movies Rock event at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, where the singer returned to a darker shade.
Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles beyonce

February 2008

A few months later the highlights were back, as she wore her hair in a wavy, shoulder-length style for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
50th Annual Grammy Awards beyonce

October 2009

On a trip to Japan, Beyoncé wore her hair in loose, highlighted curls.

November 2010

She wore her hair straight, sleek and blonde for a special screening of her I Am…World Tour DVD at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
School-of-Visual-Arts-in-New-York-beyonce.jpg

July 2011

After performing on Good Morning America in New York, the singer was photographed with her hair in tight blonde curls.
Good Morning America in New York beyonce

March 2012

She wore a slicked style for a walk with baby Blue Ivy which took its cue from the autumn/winter 2012-13 trend for smooth, side-parted hair.

beyonce walk with baby Blue Ivy

January 2013

She chose to tumble blonde curls for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington.
beyonce and Barack Obama

February 2013

She wore an Elizabethan-style up-do with a crown in an O2 Priority advert for her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Mrs. Carter Show World Tour beyonce

August 2013

A picture posted on her Tumblr account showed off Beyoncé’s new bob in full – worn sleek and straight with a side parting.

beyonce bob hair

November 2013

A neat, chin-length bob in a wavy style for the Adelaide leg of her world tour.
bob beyonce

January 2014

For her performance at the Grammy Awards, she wore her hair in wet-look curls with smudgy, smoky eye make-up.
Grammy Awards beyonce

January 2014

A centre-parted, ombré bob worn in tight curls for the Grammy Awards red carpet.

Grammy Awards red carpet beyonce

April 2014

Voluminous curls for her surprise appearance on-stage at Coachella during sister Solange Knowles’s set.
solange knowles with beyonce

May 2014

A new darker hue for the Met Ball, where she wore her hair in a side-parted up-do accessorized with a netted veil.
met ball beyonce

May 2014

She showed off extra-long braids in New York.

beyonce new york
So what’s your favorite Queen Bey Hairstyle?