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Dua Lipa’s Hair Evolution Is 10/10, Perfect, No Notes

All hail the queen of color and experimentation.

by Margaret Blatz, Jess Ferguson and Jordan Murray
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Dua Lipa has quickly become one of the most popular pop singers in the industry in an incredibly short amount of time. After being signed in 2015, she’s since won three Grammys and six Brit Awards, and routinely produces hit after hit, from the classic “New Rules” to her latest track, “Potion,” with Calvin Harris and Young Thug. Like, talk about taking a rocket ship straight to stardom. But it isn’t just her singles that leave fans obsessed and wanting more — it’s also her show-stopping commitment to changing up her look. The pop star doesn’t shy away from a vibrant and daring hair color change-up or a shocking new ‘do, so in honor of her seat at the top of the pop and hair food chain, here’s a look back at Dua Lipa’s hair evolution over the years.

What makes Dua Lipa’s hair evolution so fun is that she’s unafraid to try new things. She’s done e-girl bangs, practically started the split-dye trend, and is willing to play with length. She even created her own new style of hair dye to kick off 2022. But what really stands out is how often she changes her hair. There’s no single hairstyle that defines Dua. Instead, she finds a new style for each era of her life. I don’t think the singer could last a whole year without changing up her hair at least a little. And with Dua being a co-chair for the 2023 Met Gala, she’s sure to pull out another iconic look, from head to toe.

Whether you’ve followed Dua Lipa from the beginning or are just starting to understand what a powerhouse this pop queen is, you’ll be in awe of just how many different hairstyles she’s rocked in the last eight years. From the bobs to the Cher looks, here is Dua Lipa’s hair evolution from 2015 all the way to today.

November 2015: Dua Lipa With Long Hair

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When Dua Lipa first signed with Warner Music Group in 2015, back before all the fame, she was rocking her natural brown hair. Of course, even back then, her middle-part game was going full force.

February 2017: Dua Lipa With A Mid-Length Cut

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With her rise to fame came the shortening of her hair. Dua chopped her hair past her shoulders, letting some soft waves shine in 2017.

May 2018: Dua Lipa With A Blunt Bob


Dua Lipa rocked a chin-length bob for over a year and a half. She sometimes wore it more straight and sleek, but other times she put some soft textured waves in. At the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, she kept her hair slicked behind her ears with a deep side-part for a totally posh look.

October 2018: Dua Lipa With A Teal Bob

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While on the American Music Awards red carpet, fans saw Dua in a sleek brunette bob, but by the time she performed, she was rocking a teal, wavy bob that totally gave mermaid vibes — maybe foreshadowing what’s to come.

May 2019: Dua Lipa Brings Volume To The Met Gala

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Dua Lipa, who is serving as a co-chair for the 2023 Met Gala, attended her first of the event in 2019 for the ‘Notes on Camp’ theme. Dua’s psychedelic Atelier Versace look was paired impeccably with this larger-than-life ‘do, embellished with a glitzy, colorful headpiece.

January 2020: Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia Two-Toned E-Girl Streaks

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The “Levitating” singer was doing two-toned e-girl streaks far before it became a TikTok craze during lockdown. Back at the 2020 Grammys, Dua Lipa had just the upper layer of her hair dyed platinum blonde and the rest was her signature dark brown. This became the defining hairstyle of her Future Nostalgia era, even shown on the album cover.

May 2020: Dua Lipa With E-Girl Bangs

To keep things fun and playful during the long and boring lockdowns of 2020, Dua Lipa tapped her then-boyfriend Anwar Hadid to dye her bangs. Her e-girl bangs saw many different colors during that time, but the pink looked especially sweet.

May 2021: Dua Lipa With A ‘60s-Inspired Beehive

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While at the 2021 Brit Awards, Dua Lipa went for a blast-from-the-past look with her ‘60s style beehive. To add a modern edge, she had long, curtain bangs framing her face.

September 2021: Dua Lipa With Cher-Inspired Hair

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While walking in a Versace runway show in 2021, Dua Lipa had the full ‘70s Cher ‘do. Her middle-parted sleek black hair reached all the way to her butt.

January 2022: Dua Lipa With Tie-Dye Hair

To start 2022 off on fun footing, Dua Lipa’s invented a new hairstyle. The then-26-year-old brought back her dual tone, but she added orange and green swirls to it to create a tie-dye effect. The look was colorful, psychedelic, and unlike any hairdo you’ve probably ever seen before then.

April 2022: Dua Lipa With Long Blond Hair

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Courtesy of celebrity hair artist Chris Appleton, Dua Lipa became a long-haired blond bombshell for the 2022 Grammy Awards. The Grammy-winning singer took to the red carpet with perfectly straight tresses that left fans snapping their necks.

September 2022: Dua Lipa With Piecey Bangs

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During an appearance at a charity event in September 2022, the singer sported a new look that was so on trend: piecey, side-swept bangs. The look is reminiscent of fellow fashion icon Bella Hadid.

November 2022: Dua Lipa With A Sleek Braided ‘Do

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At the Footwear News Achievement Awards in November 2022, Dua rocked this slicked-back braided ‘do. The multi-braid look is a departure from her usual updos or when she lets her hair down.

March 2023: Dua Lipa With Glam Waves

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Dua Lipa attended the Versace FW23 show in this chic hairstyle reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour. She proves less is, in fact, more with these soft black waves and a subtle side part.

April 2023: Dua Lipa Goes Full Mermaid

Fans saw Dua’s mermaid-esque bob in 2018, but little did they know she would go full mermaidcore for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie. The hairstyle is unlike anything Dua has worn so far, and that’s saying something. The long, luscious blue locks just might usher in a new colored hair look. Hey, it wouldn’t be Dua’s first time setting hair trends.

May 2023: Dua Lipa With Fringe Bangs

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As a more elevated version of her September 2022 side-swept bangs, Dua Lipa had full fringe at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival. The long bangs cascaded over her eyes ending at her cheekbone and were complimented by the rest of her hair gathered on the top of her head in an elegant updo.

July 2023: Dua Lipa’s Barbie Pony

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While attending the European Barbie premiere in London, Dua took notes from the iconic logo of the beloved doll by rocking a sky-high pony. The slicked-back sleek moment was the perfect look to pair with her multi-colored Versace dress.

January 2024: Dua Lipa’s “Cherry Cola” Hair

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Since November, Dua Lipa has been rocking what TikTok calls “Cherry Cola” hair, a burgundy red hue that resembles wine or, as the name suggests, a Cherry Coca-Cola bottle or can.

The vibrant shade stole the show when she hit the red carpet at the 81st Golden Globes, where she was nominated for Best Original Song (“Dance the Night,” Barbie).

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