Transformation : Beyonce

Beyonce’s mirror apparently has two faces: Beyonce Knowles and Sasha Fierce. “I love that there are two sides to her,” says makeup artist Mally Roncal. “One is the natural side, which is about her being real and not wearing much makeup. Then there’s her adventurous side, where I can put strong green shadows on her eyes and fuchsia or orange on her lips. Beyonce’s got such incredible skin tone; she looks great in every color of the rainbow.” And when it comes to her full mane, the singer loves to let loose. “She likes the feeling of it being big, long and free-flowing,” says hairstylist Kimberly Kimble. 

 

1996

The freshman at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston was already a part of Destiny’s Child.

1998

The Destiny’s Child lead took beauty cues from her mother: “She made sure we had our lip gloss or blush in our purses. She made us pay attention to the details.”
 
 

2000

While on tour with Destiny’s Child, Knowles joined the ranks of blond bombshells like her idol Marilyn Monroe.
 
 

2001

For Destiny’s Child’s Survivor, the braided beauty wrote the song that changed the English language forever: “Look, I’m proud that [bootylicious] is in the dictionary, but it drives me nuts,” she has said. “Change it to ‘beautylicious.’”
 
 

2002

She went big, bold and two-toned for her first movie role, as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
 
 

2003

“My favorite look on her is bone-straight,” hairstylist Kimberly Kimble has said of the Dangerously in Love singer.
 
 

2004

At Grammys for the last time as a member of Destiny’s Child, she wore her caramel curls in a loose chignon.
 
 

2005

She walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards with an Old Hollywood-inspired bouffant ponytail and dramatic liquid liner and lashes.
 
 

2006

For the premiere of The Pink Panther, Beyonce chose romantic finger waves and appropriately rosy lips.
 
 

2007

Making a rare switch from blond, she partied in Las Vegas with ebony waves softened by brunet highlights.
 
 

2008

Bey went big at the Kennedy Center Honors with a very vertical beehive.
 
 

2009

When it came to promoting her double album I Am… Sasha Fierce, Beyonce went for an understated coif: “I’ve had so many hairstyles and I don’t want this project to be about my hair.”
 
 
 

2010

Gorgeous and philanthropic, she opened the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House Residential Rehab Clinic in Brooklyn rocking trendy ombre locks.