That said, if there's anything that was going to nudge me towards an entirely blonde hairstyle, this is it. For the past few years, Beyoncé has stayed in the realm of honey blonde with her hair. The performance embraced the multitude of black beauty. At the 2014 Met Gala in May, Beyonce opted for a powerful beauty look. The obsession is real. "That way all of your own hair will be tucked away and you don’t need to think about it until you come to wash it," Bradley told me as he put the wig on my head to check the fit. “Hair texturism” often goes hand-in-hand with colorism in black culture. It honestly feels like both of those experiences were a spiritual reckoning. LeToya Luckett left the group to pursue a solo career and Destiny’s Child became three. The next step after my consultation (and some necessary reassurance that yes, there is a shade of blonde that’ll suit my skin tone, the trick is in the application) was to colour the wig. No heavy make-up required for this look. Something transformed between the first and second semester of my final year of college. Even with a simple ponytail and basic make-up Beyoncé looks stunning. Swipe to see 5 shots of BB showing off her long golden-brown head top! To see more of her iconic looks, click on! I realized that what I had also embraced about hair were the ways in which Beyoncé celebrated and demonstrated all the possibilities available within Black American culture, including those that have been deemed political. The second time, however, the big chop crept up on me. In 2001 yet more hair experimentation followed with very blonde extensions. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Proving that she can use her beauty for good, Beyoncé opened the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center in NYC, which is a centre to help people on substance misuse rehab learn the art of hairdressing and beauty therapy. We especially adore her graphic eyeshadow and matte lipstick. A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jun 5, 2019 at 10:48pm PDT, Over the last few months, you’ve probably spotted a, I’ve long been guilty of wanting to be Beyoncé (who hasn’t). And then some. To me, she stands amongst the greats in the Rolodex of black beauty. For a charity appearance in 2015, Beyonce brought glamour and natural beauty, thanks to her minimal make-up look (just a sweep of liner here) and soft undone waves. This is where Bey implicates black folks and our politics about nappy vs. “good hair.” In her own hair changes and choices, Bey demonstrates that all of the textures can be beautiful. "Nala’s eyes mesmerized me, and I thought, how can I translate this into wearable glam? Take a moment to let the gorgeous-ness of this golden goddess makeup sink in. But Destiny’s Child were storming the charts the world over and Beyoncé was the one that everyone wanted to look like. A side-swept voluminous tumbling style sets Bey apart from her f-row counterparts. Beyoncé amps up the volume with some fully-loaded waves and oodles of root-lift. To revisit this article, select My Account, then View saved stories. In 2008 Beyoncé appeared at the MTV Total Request Live show with sweet girl-next-door half-up hairstyle and soft, metallic eyes. All six minutes and nineteen seconds of it. Flawless. But Destiny’s Child were storming the charts the world over and Beyoncé was the one that everyone wanted to look like. On the other hand, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how much of a polarizing figure she can be, especially in the black community. Beyond music and performance, Beyoncé has inspired me through beauty and aesthetics. Filming a music video in NYC in 2013, Beyonce works a blonde wavy long bob with dark roots. Looking to revamp your home in time for Winter? I’ll also note that her beaded braids à la Stevie Wonder “Hotter Than July” have been a recent favorite. For this iteration of Beyoncé, to get those signature waves I’d always dreamed of, a canister of, Here's where I got a little nervous, though. Hitting the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon, Beyonce worked a glam beauty look with ombre waves, plenty of mascara and a sparkling pink lip shade. Over the years, we've seen dozens of Beyoncé styles, and she pulls this long blonde 'do off perfectly. It's 2011 and we're Crazy In Love with this blonde afro hairstyle. This was going to be the lightest shade of blonde and so the first layer of bleach was set to work in thin layers and then blended with fingers towards the root. We love Beyoncé's glossy blonde crimp-curls framing her face. But over the weekend, she debuted a deep-chocolate brunette hue. How amazing is this Rapunzel-esque braid? It helps us define ourselves despite the often narrow way that society tries to categorize us. But when she casually dropped the selfie of all selfies on Instagram ahead of her, As for me, I’ve been on quite a hair journey. Turns out, with expert advice and a killer colour styling team, I, I Got Beyoncé Hair - Blonde Money Pieces Balayage Trend, A good haircut and colour can make a massive difference in the overall look and feel of your hair. Those lashes! All eyes were on Beyoncé’s sheer gown at the 2015 Met Gala, but her hair and make-up caught our eye, too. Ad Choices, Beyoncé's Hair Choices Showed Me All the Possibilities for Black Hair, Beyoncé performing at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, I Broke Up With a Guy Because He Hates Beyoncé, The Evolution of Beyoncé's Maternity Style, Beyoncé's Braids Are Back and None Of Us Are Worthy. New hair, who dis? From “No, No, No” to “Formation” I, like many, have felt a personal, stan-worthy connection to Beyoncé’s evolution. A glossy pink lip is Beyoncé's beauty signature. Though I had no plans to go out dancing on this particular Monday night, we decided to glue the wig down. Take a leaf out of her book and whenever you go for an easy updo always make sure a few strands of hair fall loose around your face. We love! The mum-to-be looked more radiant than ever with this two-tone style. I still have all of those moves on lock. A vault full of thoughts and emotions come to mind when I think about Beyoncé and the impact she’s had on my life. She created Destiny’s Child with her friends La Tavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé Knowles and LeToya Luckett. Arriving at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in LA, Beyoncé poses on the red carpet with bronze eyes, shimmering cocoa lips and a sexy tousled, half-up half-down do. Many brown girls ultimately end up walking a sociocultural tightrope between dominant culture’s beauty ideals and black cultural ideals, fears, expectations, and internalized skewed views of our kinks, coils, and curls. Even though it’ll be a more expensive option, the benefit of using a wig is that you don’t have to fully commit to the colour and the aftercare on your natural hair. We opted for a lace front wig, which gives you the most natural-looking hairline while also protecting your real edges. Beyoncé works long, voluminous curls at a 2011 New York Fashion Week event. This would mean the colour wouldn't leave a dramatic horizontal contrast against the hair’s original colour. Bey sat court side with Jay-Z at the 2016 US Open Tennis Championships. New mum Beyoncé looks sleek and chic with a swept-back on-trend ponytail at a dinner with Michelle Obama. My stan card is for life. The effects of centuries of conditioning packed into a five-word lyric; this lyric has become an American cultural euphemism. In 2013 Beyoncé gave us a shock when she debuted this cute blonde pixie crop. I could wear my hair curly, wavy, straight; brown, red, blonde, purple; short, medium, long, and any combination of these. The curvy entertainer has switched from her signature black hair to going with a more Beyoncé-type hairstyle. Bradley explained that my worries about the blonde not suiting my skin tone were largely helped by the fact that the roots were kept dark and despite the brightness at the bottom, the colour was expertly graduated down to the ends. I’ve adopted that mentality, and I haven’t looked back since. Working that camera Beyoncé looks fabulous at the 16th Annual Essence Awards in LA, sporting a perfectly sleek ladylike bun and a classic combination of peach cheeks/lips and smoky grey eyes – a look that she worked in her second film The Fighting Temptations, in which her performance and soundtrack contributions were critically acclaimed.