Ever since Alicia Keys’ debut album more than two decades ago, she has kept fans guessing as to what her next hairstyle will look like. She has not disappointed to date, whether changing the style or updating the color.
Alicia Keys’ natural hair color has been described as dark brown. We have seen her depart from this “average” color several times throughout the years and her style has evolved with her success.
Alicia’s hair is as multi-dimensional as she is. Being bi-racial her hair is naturally curly so she often heat-treats her locks to get a straight look.
Signature Early Look
When Alicia Keys first shot onto the music scene as the latest wunderkind to join Clive Davis’ camp, she played up her youthful looks by wearing braids.
The effortless look befitted the young protégé who was discovered at just 15 years old.
Alicia wore her natural color in cornrows, braids with beads, or sometimes a fedora during her performances. Soon braids and beads became her signature look.
As the star matured in life and her career, so did her hairstyle. She adopted a more grown-up look to fit with her overall evolving style.
Gone were the mostly baggy, tomboyish clothes, and out came the more refined, womanly fashion looks.
The more Alicia Keys graced the red carpet, winning her 15 Grammys and countless other awards, the more opportunities there were to witness this evolution.
Her hair is sometimes worn long straight and sleek, curly or wavy, pinned up, or with finger waves.
Alicia has adorned her tresses with flowers, beads, and colorful braids. She has sported bangs, has done the big chop, and has covered up with her signature fedora in the days when she first made it big.
Regardless of the ‘do, the star’s locks are usually perfectly coiffed.
As with her career, already spanning more than two decades, one cannot put Alicia Keys in a box.
Alicia Keys’ hair commands attention all its own and has done much to contribute to her chameleon style over the years. Whether she wears her natural hair color or makes whichever enhancements to fit her mood, we’ll be talking about Alicia’s hair for years to come.
In May 2020, Alicia Keys shared her beauty regimen including how she takes care of her hair with readers of Vogue Magazine. The video was also shared to her YouTube channel.