Nicki Minaj’s Hair Evolution From Crazy and Colorful to Classy
by Hayley Mason
Nicki Minaj is no stranger to change. This Queen of Color changes her hairstyle, her crazy getups, and the color of her technicolor tresses as quickly as she changes personalities. Whether you’re seeing Roman, Martha, Barbie or Nicki, you’re sure to see a bold look. Check out a few of our, ahem, favorite Nicki looks over the years.
It’s safe to say that Nicki has more crazy wigs than the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race. When paired with the singer’s infamous pink lipstick, a signature looks is created. “[I love] when I go from zero to 10 and everybody sees 10,” Nicki told People StyleWatch. “I don’t love sitting there and getting makeup done. But afterwards it’s like, ‘Yay, we created a new doll today.'”
Nicki may love her crazy colors, but I have nothing good to say about her dip-dyed green locks at the American Music Awards in November 2010.
Nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and for Best New Artist at the February 2011 Grammy Awards, Nicki definitely made a statement with this over-the-top look. We certainly won’t forget her beehive ‘do and cheetah-print getup any time soon.
Nicki’s never afraid of changing hair color as evidenced by this cotton-candy pink hairstyle she flaunted at the May 2011 Billboard Music Awards.
Platinum haircolor and a pageboy haircut were the next step in this rapper’s crazy hair evolution. Personally, I think long diva locks are more suitable for the woman who once rapped “We don’t even rock them shoes if it ain’t got a comma on the price tag. I mean, but then again, who looks at the price tag?”
Nicki Minaj’s pageboy hairstyle went from the lightest of light to the darkest of dark at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2011. Though I still like long locks better, this one is actually kind of cute.