Hairstyle File: Fantasia's Head-Turning Hairstyles

Fantasia is back and better than ever! The soulful songstress has been out and about promoting her new album The Side Effects of You. In honor of her long-awaited comeback, take a look at Fantasia's best-tressed moments over the years.

Nicole Marie Melton Apr, 30, 2013

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The year was 2004 when the nation cast their vote for a raspy-voiced soul singer from North Carolina to win the third season of American Idol. Her name was Fantasia Barrino and not only did she have a larger-than-life voice, but she loved to rock a fierce hairstyle, too.

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Early in her career, it was obvious that Fantasia did not hold back when it came to expressing herself through a wide variety of hairstyles. Here, she accepts an NAACP award wearing a spiky crop with golden streaks.

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Fantasia was on fire when she attended the 2008 American Idol Grand Finale in this fire engine red cut with an asymetric, side-swept bang.

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It was all about dramatic color play when Fantasia attended the 2008 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party in this head-turning 'do.

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Fantasia loves to wear a side-swept bang and we love how she rocked it at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund's 22nd Anniversary Gala.

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At the Vh1 Upfront 2010, Fantasia was all smiles in a modern version of the bowl cut which she updated with chunky layers and lots of body.

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During a visit to BET's 106 and Park, Fantasia added some volume and texture to her short cut with sleek edges and chunky curls.

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Fantasia rocked a mod-inspired bowl cut when she made an appearance on Good Morning America.

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Fantasia Barrino

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Fantasia attended Fox’s American Idol 2012 Finale Results Show in Los Angeles in a cascade of long, sweeping curls.

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Fantasia was spotted at a promo event for her new album Side Effects of You wearing a short, layered cut in a rich crimson-dyed hue.


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