7 Times Beyonce's Natural Hair Made an Appearance

Save for the curly afro that she was wearing when announcing her hair-care line, Cécred, Beyoncé has rarely worn her hair in its natural state while out in public. Though her signature honey-blond color has come to be somewhat of a staple for the star, it has never stopped fans from wondering what Beyoncé's natural hair is after decades of watching her switch in and out of updos, curls, and short hairstyles with ease.

After giving us a glimpse of her big chop back in 2013, where she opted for a pixie cut, over time, it's actually been Beyoncé's go-to hairstylist, Neal Farinah, and her mom slash everyone's favorite corny-joke comedian, Tina Lawson, who have given fans some behind-the-scenes looks at the singer's natural hair when she's not on stage.

Back in 2017, Farinah shared images of Beyoncé's natural hair in a half-up, half-down style on Instagra ahead of a Sports Illustrated event where she presented Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Captioning the photo, "MOOD," the singer's hair was slightly tilted, making it look like the sideway ponytail that was popular in the '90s. Also in 2017, Lawson, who's a professional hairstylist, posted a picture of Beyoncé's natural hair in a low ponytail a few months after she gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir. Like many postpartum parents, the singer likely experienced hair shedding after birth, so Lawson was ecstatic at the growth. "INCHES!!!!" the caption read in part. "So happy my baby's hair grew back !! She is going to get me."

While Black women are entitled to wear their hair however they choose, it's always empowering to see Beyoncé's natural hair on display and watch the star embrace her coils. We can't wait to see more of the singer's natural looks, but in the meantime, take a look at some of our favorites she's worn over the years.

Beyoncé's Natural Hair During Wash Day in 2024

On April 22, 2024, Beyoncé gave her followers a peek at her wash day routine for her natural hair. In the Instagram Reel, the singer showed her process from start to finish, which involved teamwork with her professional hairstylists. She uses all products from her own hair-care line, Cécred, and the Dyson Airwrap to blow it out.

Beyoncé's Natural Hair in 2023

On May 16, 2023, Beyoncé all but broke the internet when she hinted at what seemed to be the creation of a hair-care line. (It ended up being true; her hair brand, Cécred, was later confirmed and launched on Feb. 20, 2024.) In the announcement pictures, you can see the star's natural hair in all its glory as she curls a section in her middle part with a styling wand.

Beyoncé's Curls in 2019

For Jay-Z's "B-Sides" concert, Beyoncé's natural hair was styled into an Afro. For the occasion, instead of her signature light-blond color, she showed off a shade that was closer to her natural color, which is a deep brunette.

Beyoncé's Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyle in 2018

In 2018, Farinah posted another behind-the-scenes shot of Beyoncé's natural hair as he got her ready for an event. Their style of choice was a half-up, half-down look with curls.

Beyoncé's Crimped Hair in 2018

For the Rome stop on her "On the Run II" tour, Farinah posted a picture as he got Beyoncé ready to hit the stage. "SAY WHAT😉. NATURAL CURLY HAIR 🐝OTRII ROME," the caption read.

Beyoncé's Natural Hair in 2017

A few months after the birth of Rumi and Sir, the star's mother, Tina Lawson, snapped a picture of Beyoncé's natural hair, celebrating that it had grown back after what was presumably a bout of postpartum hair loss.

Beyoncé's Pixie Haircut in 2013

In 2013, Beyoncé's natural hair was cut into a pixie after a big chop. It's one of the shortest styles that the star has ever been spotted in.

Ariel Baker is the assistant editor for PS Beauty. Her areas of expertise include celebrity news, beauty trends, and product reviews. She has additional bylines with Essence and Forbes Vetted.