Lady Gaga has transformed her beauty look more times than we can count throughout her decade-long career. From bows made of hair to meat headbands, the star knows how to make an entrance, and we’ve had the pleasure of watching her approach to hair and makeup evolve with her music.
From yellow wigs and blunt bangs to red lips and bare skin, Gaga has proven she can pull off any style she tries, and watching her beauty metamorphosis inspires endless beauty ideas that we want to try ourselves. Keep reading to see how the multihyphenate star’s look has evolved over the years.
2008’s Platinum Fringe
While appearing on MTV’s Total Request Live, Lady Gaga wore her signature hairstyle during most of the Just Dance era: a blunt fringe paired with extralong platinum extensions.
2009’s Hair Bow
Lady Gaga’s iconic hair bow can be traced all the way back to 2009. We never quite mastered the look ourselves.
2010’s Grammys Glam
During the Grammy Awards in 2010, Gaga showed off an Old Hollywood glamour look while giving it a yellow-hued twist.
2011’s Teal Hair
The singer/actress experimented with a punk-inspired hair look in 2011, when she started wearing her hair teal with dark roots.
2012’s Retro Liner
During the launch party for her 2012 Fame album, Gaga arrived with vintage ’60s makeup and auburn hair.
2013’s Big Hair
During 2013, Gaga experimented with ultravoluminous hair throughout the year.
2014’s Platinum Waves
During Paris Couture Fashion Week in 2014, Gaga showed off her softer side with long, platinum curls and bold lashes.
2015’s Slicked-Back Look
In 2015, Lady Gaga proved she can pull off elegance as easily as she can bold, daring looks.
2016’s Cowgirl Chic
Our jaws collectively dropped at Gaga’s 2016 American Music Awards look that featured a low chignon, frosted eye shadow, and a subtle pink lip.
2017’s Pink Hair
During the Grammys in 2017, Gaga looked like a full-fledged biker chic with her pink highlights, bold cat eye, and red lip.
2018’s Old Hollywood Makeup
Graphic navy liner made Gaga’s retro beauty look during the A Star Is Born premiere a little more modern.