An In-Depth Timeline of Jennifer Lopez's Most Iconic Hair Looks
Love may not cost a thing, but if it did, we'd value our love for Jennifer Lopez's hairstyles in the millions. Thanks to an enviable head of hair and a team of talented artists, Lopez has delivered some of the most memorable hair looks of the last two decades. She has shone at red carpet events with her signature waves — which are often swirled with caramel and gold highlights — medium-length cuts, and intricate updos. She's dazzled in her music videos and live performances with playful ponytails and sparkling hair accessories. She's even inspired her fans to do everything from picking up a set of hair extensions to opting for short blunt cuts.
See some of her best hair looks over the years ahead.
Jennifer Lopez’s Natural Curls in 1996
Lopez attended an event in 1996 with glossy lips and her natural curls.
Jennifer Lopez's Side-Swept Curls in 1997
Lopez arrived at the 69th Annual Academy Awards with high-shine, side-swept curls.
Jennifer Lopez's Sleek Cut in 1999
Lopez attended the Grammy Awards in 1999 sporting a sleek hairstyle with bluntly cut ends.
Jennifer Lopez's Half-Up Hairstyle in 2000
No Lopez retrospective would be complete without a mention of her plunging green 2000 Grammys Versace dress, which she paired with a half-up waterfall hairstyle.
Jennifer Lopez's Braids in 2000
Lopez went for a sporty style at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, donning a series of braids under a bedazzled sweatband.
Jennifer Lopez's Hair Pins in 2001
Lopez used two bedazzled hair pins to hold her hair out of her face during her 2001 MTV Video Music Awards performance.
Jennifer Lopez's Old-Hollywood Curls in 2002
Lopez attended the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002 with tight ringlet curls.
Jennifer Lopez's Pigtails in 2002
Lopez stepped out in pigtails for her "All I Have" music video.
Jennifer Lopez's Ponytail in 2004
Lopez styled her brown hair with blond highlights in a ponytail at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards.
Jennifer Lopez's Pink Headband in 2004
Lopez pushed her hair back with a pink headband for a 2004 press event.
Jennifer Lopez's Braided Crown in 2005
Lopez wore her hair in a braided crown for a 2005 appearance in Japan.
Jennifer Lopez's Woven Updo in 2006
Lopez arrived at the 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with a woven updo.
Jennifer Lopez's Wavy Bob in 2007
Lopez looked elegant at the 79th Annual Academy Awards with her wavy bob haircut.
Jennifer Lopez's Curtain Bangs in 2009
Lopez had curtain bangs and golden-blond highlights for the 2009 film The Back-Up Plan.
Jennifer Lopez's Wispy Bangs in 2009
While Lopez (pictured here at a Tokyo event in 2009) usually goes bang-free, fringe looks fabulous on her.
Jennifer Lopez's High Ponytail in 2012
Lopez's stepped out with a curl hairstyle that was pulled back into a high pony for a 2012 appearance.
Jennifer Lopez's Sleek Ponytail in 2014
Lopez's hair was up in a sleek ponytail at a show during Paris Fashion Week.
Jennifer Lopez's Half-Up Ponytail in 2014
Lopez styled her hair into a half-up ponytail for a speaking engagement in 2014.
Jennifer Lopez's Slicked-Back Hair in 2014
Lopez slicked back her hair yet again for a simple-yet-elevated look at the 2014 American Music Awards.
Jennifer Lopez's Curtain Bangs in 2015
Lopez looked angelic with her cascading hair and curtain bangs.
Jennifer Lopez's Pinned-Back Hair in 2015
Lopez pinned her highlighted hair back on one side with a bobby pin.
Jennifer Lopez's Medium-Length Haircut
Lopez had a medium-length haircut with a slight wave at a Golden Globes afterparty in 2016.
Jennifer Lopez's Long Ponytail in 2017
Lopez wore her long hair in a sleek high ponytail for the 2017 Met Gala.
Jennifer Lopez's Extralong Hair in 2018
Lopez stole the show with her extralong hair and blond ombré hair color at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Jennifer Lopez Blunt Bob in 2018
Lopez showed off her blunt bob haircut while on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2018.
Jennifer Lopez's Side-Swept Waves in 2019
Lopez's romantic waves were one of our favorite parts of her look at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2019.
Jennifer Lopez's Blunt Lob in 2019
Lopez looked radiant with her golden lob at a premiere for her film Hustlers.
Jennifer Lopez's Braided Updo in 2019
Lopez attended the Governor Awards donning an architectural braided hairstyle with slicked-back hair and a braid that snaked around the updo's base and down to the left side.