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Nicki Minaj’s Most Iconic Beauty Moments From the “Pink Friday” Era

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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nicki Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday, with a look back at her beauty routines that defined the era.

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2010, BET's Rip the Runway

Minaj started off the era with blunt bangs and hints of pink hair coloring in her black hair.

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2010, American Music Awards

Keeping her signature straight hairstyle for much of 2010, Minaj continued to switch up the coloring.

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2010, The USO Presents "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops"

Pastel pink emerged in her later glam routines, and she swapped out her straight hair for shaped curls.

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2011, Portait Session

Hair with serious height emerged in 2011. This two-toned pink style was a perfect match to her lipstick.

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2011, Grammy Awards

This tall style featured split coloring, and a base with animal prints.

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Minaj took her dipped end look to another level with a full split between blonde and blue.

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2011, Billboard Music Awards

Wearing her hair down in loose waves, Minaj debuted a pink dye job with blonde roots.

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2011, MTV Movie Awards

Going shorter and dark with her hair, Minaj kept the pink vibes going with her choice in lipstick.

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2011, MTV Video Music Awards

Oversized braids compromised this updo, which featured a tri-color dye job.

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2011, IHeartRadio awards

Minaj paired teased out pigtails with bold bangs and pastel makeup.

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2012, MTV Video Music Awards

For one of her brightest hair moments, Minaj wore voluminous yellow curls, tinged with pink and green, under a black cap.

2011, "Super Bass" Video

In the look that largely defined the Pink Friday era, Minaj wore long hair that was split down the middle with color.

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Celebrating her Macy's fragrance collab, Minaj is seen in her pink swirl curly wig.

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The sleek platinum wig makes its early appearances.

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