Lady Gaga's Beauty Look Has Definitely Changed — but It's Never Been Boring

  • Lady Gaga is known not only for her music but her outrageously creative beauty looks, both in her music videos and on the red carpet.
  • There are so many amazing hair and makeup looks she has worn over the years, from her bright yellow wigs to jewel-studded eye makeup.
  • Lady Gaga has one of the widest ranges when it comes to beauty and fashion, and we've collected her best looks from over the years.

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. Her beauty looks went unmatched every red carpet she graced. We've had the pleasure of watching her approach to hair and makeup evolve with her music as she created a new look for each era.

From Born This Way's intergalactic theme with her sharp cheekbones to Chromatica's hot pink, futuristic theme, Gaga never runs out of ideas. She's proven she can pull off anything, including but not exclusive to yellow wigs, blunt-cut bangs, and Old Hollywood glam. She's created her own blueprint for fashion and beauty, and watching her beauty metamorphosis through her music and her latest TV roles, like in House of Gucci, 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.

Lady Gaga's Platinum Blond Hair With Bangs in 2008
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Lady Gaga's Platinum Blond Hair With Bangs in 2008

While appearing on MTV's Total Request Live, Lady Gaga wore her signature hairstyle during most of the Just Dance era: blunt bangs paired with extralong platinum extensions.

Lady Gaga's Hair Bow in 2009
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Lady Gaga's Hair Bow in 2009

Lady Gaga's iconic hair bow can be traced all the way back to 2009. We never quite mastered the look ourselves.

Lady Gaga's Yellow Hair and Smoky Eyeshadow in 2010
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Lady Gaga's Yellow Hair and Smoky Eyeshadow in 2010

During the Grammy Awards in 2010, Gaga showed off an Old Hollywood glamour look while giving it a yellow-hued twist.

Lady Gaga's Teal Hair in 2011
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Lady Gaga's Teal Hair in 2011

The singer experimented with a punk-inspired hair look in 2011 when she started wearing her hair teal with dark roots.

Lady Gaga's '60s-Inspired Makeup and Auburn Hair in 2012
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Lady Gaga's '60s-Inspired Makeup and Auburn Hair in 2012

During the launch party for her 2012 Fame album, Gaga arrived with vintage '60s makeup and auburn hair.

Lady Gaga's Ultra-Volumiunous Curls in 2013
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Lady Gaga's Ultra-Volumiunous Curls in 2013

During 2013, Gaga experimented with ultra-voluminous hair throughout the year.

Lady Gaga's Platinum Blond Waves and Deep Side Part in 2014
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Lady Gaga's Platinum Blond Waves and Deep Side Part in 2014

During Paris Couture Fashion Week in 2014, Gaga showed off her softer side with long, platinum curls and bold lashes.

Lady Gaga's Slicked-Back Low Bun in 2015
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Lady Gaga's Slicked-Back Low Bun in 2015

In 2015, Lady Gaga proved she can pull off elegance as easily as she can bold, daring looks.

Lady Gag's Pink Lipstick and Low Chignon in 2016
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Lady Gag's Pink Lipstick and Low Chignon in 2016

Our jaws collectively dropped at Gaga's 2016 American Music Awards look that featured a low chignon, frosted eyeshadow, and a subtle pink lip.

Lady Gaga's Pink-Tinted Hair in 2017
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Lady Gaga's Pink-Tinted Hair in 2017

During the Grammys in 2017, Gaga looked like a full-fledged biker chic with her pink highlights, bold cat-eye, and red lip.

Lady Gaga's Graphic Navy Eyeliner Makeup in 2018
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Lady Gaga's Graphic Navy Eyeliner Makeup in 2018

Graphic navy liner made Gaga's retro beauty look during the A Star Is Born premiere a little more modern.

Lady Gaga's Platinum Blond Bob With Hair Bows in 2019
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Lady Gaga's Platinum Blond Bob With Hair Bows in 2019

Gaga's 2019 Met Gala look featured a platinum blond bob with bows and a pink lip to match her gown. Her dramatic doll-eye makeup, extra-long gold, spiky lashes, and diamond teardrops had all eyes on her.

Lady Gaga's 25-Inch Silver Hairstyle and Smoky Purple Eyeshadow in 2020
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Lady Gaga's 25-Inch Silver Hairstyle and Smoky Purple Eyeshadow in 2020

The mask mandate only gave Gaga more room to experiment with her beauty look. At the 2020 VMAs, Gaga's look featured this 25-inch silver hairstyle and a deep purple smoky eye with pink shimmer.

Lady Gaga's Baby Bangs, Smoky Purple Eyeshadow, and Peach Lip
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Lady Gaga's Baby Bangs, Smoky Purple Eyeshadow, and Peach Lip

Every House of Gucci red carpet appearance from Lady Gaga was a treat. But her purple sheer dress went perfect with her platinum blond baby bangs and violet smoky eyeshadow. Plus, that peach lip color brought it all together.