It's safe to say Jennifer Lopez isn't afraid to take a beauty risk. On our screens and radios (as well deeply in our hearts) since the late 90s, if you name a trend, Jen's tried it. Poker straight noughties locks? Check. Bigger-than-bigger princess 'dos? Check. Seriously tight ballerina buns? Oh, check, check, check.
While Jennifer is famed for those buns, she's also partial to a big, 80s style blow dry (obviously with much more finesse) and it turns out, she's a master of half-up, half-down styles. Irritatingly, while some of the looks might have seemed a lot more chic at the time, Jennifer somehow still manages to look REALLY good. With all of them. Not fair.
Jennifer Lopez Hairvolution
Vintage J.Lo! Super sleek and highlighted circa 'Jenny From The Block'.
Rocking the Ariana Grande half-pony, probably before Ariana was born.
Jennifer always loved a plunging neckline - it's hard to focus on her pared-back, wet-look locks.
And now we reach the 'Bennifer' (that's Jennifer and Ben Affleck to the uninitiated) era. That's some height at the crown.
The birth of the J.Lo bun - slicked back and super tight.
We like Ms Lopez with a fringe.
We have hair envy - how does she get those curls so bouncy?
The fringe is back - and this time, it's poker straight.
An elegant uupdo at Fashion Week - do we detect a growing-out fringe?
Giving new meaning to the expression 'beachy waves'.
An evening take on her beloved bun with added height.
We're seriously into this look - loving those big, defined curls and slicked-back side.
A lust-worthy swishy ponytail.
The Ariana half-pony returns - with added curls.
Present day! A mix of lift at the grown and pulled-out waves for a sultry look.
Jennifer knows brunette works for her and rarely strays from chocolately tones, save from a smattering honey-hued highlights. She’s rocked slightly more ombre-d tresses, with a lovely blending of deeper blonde tones mixed in with her natural brown, but she’s never gone for a radical colour chang - hey, if it ain’t broke. Jennifer tends to work with longer lengths too – she’s never braved a drastic chop, but we think she’s totally got the features for it if she did ever fancy a long bob. That being said, we might miss her swishy mane – it’s as much a part of the show as her dancing is.
Click through the gallery to see some of Jen’s greatest hair hits and stops along the way to present day glory – maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your next big event, or just enjoy the trip down memory lane. Just remember, don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got…