From 2000 to Now Beyoncé’s Best Hairstyles

2003: Bangs and Beachy Bronde Waves
Following the release of her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, Queen B switched up her style a bit. This beachy, layered lob — complete with textured, face-framing fringe and a flattering reverse-ombré color — became the first of many standout styles to come.

2004: Strawberry Blonde Loose Curls
After experimenting with bangs, Beyoncé returned to a long, fringe-free look in 2004. Though the strawberry blonde tone here isn’t our favorite hair color, the soft, loose curls slayed — and soon became a Beyoncé signature.

2005: Loose, Textured Ponytail
At the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005, Beyoncé solidified her status as a style icon, rocking a stunning teased and textured ponytail with loose waves cascading down her back. Her image is very rich and exquisite, and this make-up makes her look like a real queen Cleopatra.

2006: Sleek Chestnut Waves
In 2006, with her Destiny’s Child days behind her, Bey debuted a darker, golden-toned brunette ‘do worn in loose, layered waves. Though she’s proven she can rock any color, we’re partial to this natural, sun-kissed look and the way it seems to warm up her beautiful complexion.