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Janelle Monáe's Best Beauty Moments, From Beaded Buns to Structural Braids

See her evolution through the years.

Beginning with a signature bouffant, Janelle Monáe has spent much of her career playing with her beauty routine. Get familiar with some of her inventive looks, ahead.

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2013

The start of Monáe's career came with a signature hairstyle. Initially, it was quite rare to see the performer without her bouffant updo.

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2015

As time passed, her beauty routines featured more experimenting. This Met Gala appearance came with a bold red lips and braids.

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2016

She later played with length, wearing this curly style which was cut close to the head.

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2017

She looked positively regal with this extravagant updo, matching gold earrings to her hair accessories.

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2017

This look featured a rare neutral beauty moment, and a surprise shorter haircut.

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2017

Another memorable Mat Gala. Monáe reached for her signature red lipstick, but added white pearls to her short hair.

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2018

This was a major look for Monáe. Along with revealing platinum blonde hair, she lined the bottom of her lids with blue-green product.

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2018

Take a minute to appreciate her lashes, and then, admire the single curl hanging on her face.

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2019

Always classic eye wings were paired with a glittering makeup palette and matching hat.

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2019

Her Pearl-adorned hair returned, but this look came with a space buns-inspired style and chunky eye wings.

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2019

Monáe had fun with this short style, adding a number of jeweled hair clips.

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2019

Her towering bun was accented with rhinestones. She also swapped out her usual lipstick shade for a pink.

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2020

Chanel accessories were scattered throughout two braids, and she kept the black and white color palette going with two-toned eye wings.