What I had internalized regarding my own hair was being undone by Queen Bey. 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. Of course, she said this while relaxing and blow drying my hair straight (at my request). It works. 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. My experience with wearing an Afro is inherently that — in short, I chose to big chop because I was sick of damaging my hair to conform to white beauty standards. By 2000 Beyoncé had discovered bunches, hair extensions and big, pink glasses. Whether it's extensions or a bob, we're loving the relaxed boho vibe she has going on here. The effects of centuries of conditioning packed into a five-word lyric; this lyric has become an American cultural euphemism. "Nala’s eyes mesmerized me, and I thought, how can I translate this into wearable glam? But it seems a lifetime since I had my final all-day session of relaxer, deep conditioning, trimming, blow drying, and flatironing. 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. In 2001 yet more hair experimentation followed with very blonde extensions. Throughout her career, she’s presented a spectrum of possibilities for black hair, for natural girls (like me) and girls that chemically manipulate their hair. Bey looked stunning at the Met Gala 2016. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Beyoncé brought back the braids in 2012! She created Destiny’s Child with her friends La Tavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé Knowles and LeToya Luckett. ), fluttering her long lashes and working lengthy Marcel waves. They were managed by Beyoncé’s dad and their first album went platinum – although it wasn’t long before the line-up changed... A big step towards diversity for the media conglomerate. Beyoncé signaled an era of choices — unapologetic choices — when it came to black women’s hair, that included wigs, kinky-curly weaves, straight and floor-length hair that came in honey brown, platinum, and blonde. Taking a leaf out of Christina Aguilera’s book, Beyoncé debuts a long, wavy, luxe hairstyle, dramatically swept over to one side, diva-style. As part of her 2014 On The Run tour costume, Bey's been rocking a rather unusual netted balaclava. Those lashes! Looking for some hair inspiration? At The Fighting Temptations US film premier, Beyoncé went for a look we hadn't seen before, the Grecian goddess with a high bun and plait around the crown. I’ve adopted that mentality, and I haven’t looked back since. For the 2014 Grammys in January, Bey showed off a curled two-tone hairstyle and intense make-up shades. Glamour. As excited as I was about my very own, I'm a little over a week into my new look, have followed their advice and though I'm yet to master those salon-perfect waves, my post-transformation haircare has suited me nicely. After all, some black folks actually have hair like that. Lady Bee lets a little colour show at her roots, with a perfectly-faded colour reaching white at the tips. In 2012 Beyoncé had just been named the most beautiful woman in the world, so she must be doing something (/everything) right. It's super high, super long and super sleek... ... and it looks gorgeous from the back, too! The obsession is real. I Tried Lush’s New Afro Hair Products & These Are My Honest... 13 Halloween Costumes Inspired By Iconic Blondes, Pintura Highlights Will Give Your Curls New Life This Winter, 15 Iconic Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hair, Embracing Natural Hair? 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.