The Evolution Of Beyonce's Hair, From Destiny's 'Do To Bey's Beautiful Bob

Unlike Madonna, Lady Gaga, or Katy Perry, who tend to test-drive shocking 'dos and hues for each red carpet appearance, Beyoncé's hair is generally gorgeously predictable. Years of experimenting with slight iterations of the same shade, cut, and style have left the "Crazy In Love" chanteuse with a menu of several specific styles that toe the line of avant-garde while remaining effortlessly elegant. After all, why would Queen Bey drastically change something that works so beautifully? Scroll through to take a peek at Beyoncé's complete hair history.

The Destiny's Child 'Do Of 2000

Beyoncé made her first foray into highlights during the Destiny’s Child years with platinum-blonde bands set against her naturally chestnut-hued locks.


The Blonde Blowout Of 2001

After toying with blonde accents, Beyoncé dove directly into the hue with beachy, tousled strands.


The Tied-Back Cornrows of 2001

Coiled cornrows pulled Beyoncé’s hair away from her face, placing the singer’s glowing skin at center stage instead.

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The Ombre Curls Of 2002

In 2002, Beyoncé allowed her natural texture to reign with ombre curls.


The Blonde Bardot Bangs Of 2003

Sultry, Bardot-inspired blonde bangs lent Beyoncé a ’60s mien on the red carpet.


The Beachy Blonde Curls Of 2003

Long, beachy blonde curls perfectly accented Beyoncé’s relaxed aesthetic in 2003.

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The Long Platinum Locks Of 2004

Beyoncé’s formerly caramel-hued locks gave way to statement platinum blonde strands midway through 2004.

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The Voluminous Strawberry Blonde 'Do Of 2004

The chanteuse and actress experimented with strawberry blonde locks in 2004.

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The Cascading Red Curls Of 2005

After dipping a toe into reddish locks with her strawberry blonde strands, Beyoncé selected a hue more Deborah Messing-adjacent in 2005.

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The Platinum Highlights Of 2005

Platinum highlights rapidly replaced Beyoncé’s terra cotta hue in 2005.

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The Chestnut-Hued Curls Of 2005

Beyoncé chose to embrace a shade closer to her natural one in 2005 with glossy chestnut curls.

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The Long, Caramel Locks Of 2005

Gilded caramel highlights added warmth to Beyoncé’s mane in 2005.

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The Straightened Layers Of 2006

Crisp layers and a once-over with a straightening iron bestowed Beyoncé with streamlined locks in 2006.


The Teased, Golden-Tinted Curls Of 2006

Gravity-defying, golden-brunette curls accented Beyoncé’s ingratiating smile in 2006.

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The Relaxed Auburn Locks Of 2006

Voluminous waves broken up by auburn highlights lent Beyoncé additional star power in 2006.

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The Ombre Curls Of 2007

Beyonce embraced the omnipresent ombré trend in 2007 with platinum blonde-tinted tips.


The Carefree Curls Of 2007

Beyoncé demonstrated the beauty of her natural texture in 2007 with delicate brunette curls.

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The Dark, Flatironed 'Do Of 2008

A sharply styled, high ponytail highlighted Beyoncé’s newly darkened ‘do in 2008.


The Highlighted, Crimped Hair Of 2008

Honey highlighted and crimped, Beyoncé’s hair was the very picture of relaxed chic in 2008.


The Straight, Honey-Hued Locks Of 2009

Honey-hued highlights and straightened strands provided Beyoncé with an urbane aesthetic in 2009.

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The Windswept, Caramel Curls Of 2010

Lightly windswept caramel curls were the ideal accoutrement to Beyoncé’s relaxed style in 2010.


The Farrah Fawcett Flip Of 2010

Feathered, Farrah Fawcett-style curls stole the show on the red carpet in 2010.

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The Sable Lowlights Of 2011

Sable lowlights and face-framing golden layers gave Beyoncé an edgy aesthetic in 2011.

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The Golden Halo Of Curls Of 2011

A halo of golden curls took center stage in 2011.

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The Center-Parted Windswept Waves Of 2012

A center part and glowing curls complemented Beyoncé’s maternal glow in 2012.

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The Loose White-Blonde Waves Of 2013

Beyoncé adopted loose, white-blonde waves in 2013.

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The Straightened, Golden Blonde Hair Of 2013

Straightened golden blonde hair accented Beyoncé’s newly streamlined style in 2013.

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The Curled Crop Of 2014

Beyoncé surprised her fans and critics by chopping her locks in 2014.


The Artfully Undone Brunette Strands Of 2015

#IWokeUpLikeThis brunette strands served Beyoncé courtside in 2015.


The Bleached Blonde Ombre Curls

Beyoncé displayed bleached blonde ombre curls when she hit the Met Ball red carpet in 2015 — four hours late.

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