Happy Birthday Queen Bey! In honor of Beyonce’s bday, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to highlight some of her best hair moments. The style icon has a nearly 20 year history of inspiring sassy and sultry hairstyles. In recent years, the pop star has put aside her signature waves and curls in favor of experimenting with bolder looks like asymmetrical bobs, cornrows, and even a pixie cut! No matter the hairstyle — long or short, curly or straight, light or dark — Beyonce still manages to be the fiercest diva in all the land. See our top 10 picks below.
10. B-DAY HAIR
During her “B’Day” album era, Beyonce wore her honey blonde tresses in layered waves.
Remember that time Queen Bey broke the internet when she posted this pixie selfie? Even without her iconic super long mane, she still slays.
8. LONG BANGS
Beyonce had everyone reaching for scissors when she sported this look.
7. WET HAIR
Not everyone can work the wet hair look, but then again, not everyone is Beyonce.
6. “FORMATION” TOUR CORNROWS
Beyonce’s concerts are usually made up of magic, dance, and big hair. For her “Formation” tour, the singer returned to her Destiny’s Child roots wearing cornrows and braids.
5. TEXTURED VOLUME
Pairing her best two hair elements: curls + volume, Beyonce wore a full bodied look for this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show.
4. BLUNT BOB
Beyonce is no stranger to short haircuts. She’s worn a asymmetrical bob, a lob, and a blunt bob. Her bob moment is definitely one of her chicest hair moments to date.
3. “WORK IT OUT” CURLS
Remember when Beyonce went full Foxxy Cleopatra? The singer rocked big, beautiful afro curls in her 2003 “Work it Out” music video. Beyonce still works a curly look from time to time. We were happy to spot the hairdo in her “Formation” music video this year.
2. HIGH PONYTAIL
Peak ponytail perfection! Beyonce wowed everyone last year when she wore a super high ponytail at the Met Gala.
For our number one pick, we couldn’t choose just one look but actually a series of looks. Beyonce’s hairstyles in her award-winning “Lemonade” project is our favorite hair moment of all time! She wore several different braided hairstyles, rocked gorgeous and epic updos, and wore curls and waves. It was the most expressive we’ve ever seen and heard the singer in both music and style.