Hairstyle File: Oprah's Tress Transformation

She may be known as the queen of all media, but Oprah Winfrey is just as famous for her ever-changing hairstyles. From curls to short bobs, here are over two decades of dazzling 'dos from our Black Women In Hollywood honoree.
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 19, 2013

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At the 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Oprah rocked a cool short cut with fluffy bangs.

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Teasing the hair out was a popular trend in the 80’s, and at 14th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Oprah's voluminous style was right on trend.

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At the Emmy Awards, Oprah sported a teased-and-sprayed ’do with loads of bouncy layers and shine.

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It was a formal affair at the American All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey where the honoree of the night glammed it up with a French twist and layered bangs.

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At the ‘Get Movin’ With Oprah’ Spring Training Mother’s Day Walk, Oprah looked casually cool in this breezy short style.

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Occasionally, Oprah has worn a wig or hairpiece to create a new look. Here, she goes for short layered pixie at the premiere of Before Women Had Wings.

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Oprah sported an elegant bouffant upsweep at the 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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At the National Book Awards in New York City, Oprah sported a voluminious haircut that started a new trend in hair salons across the country.

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Oprah was all smiles in soft, face-framing layers and a chic, eyebrow-grazing bang.  A bold red lip adds extra wow-factor to this look.

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Oprah sported a flipped-out short shag packed with body when she arrived onstage at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Oprah attended a charity event in soft spiral curls and peek-a-boo face-framing ringlets.

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Oprah looked radiant in these soft, flowing curls at the Sesame Workshop’s Second Annual Benefit Gala.

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Oprah stepped out at the Academy Awards in a short layered shag, which became one of her most memorable haircuts during her career.

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Oprah rocked voluminous spiral curls when she got dolled up for the Broadway opening of The Color Purple.

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Oprah was a bronze beauty in these sassy short curls and glowing skin at the Academy Awards.

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Oprah wore her curls pulled back in a classy updo at the inauguration of the Hearst Tower.

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The media mogul wore her hair with the ends flipped and lots of volume when she arrived at her much-talked-about Legend's Ball.

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Oprah added golden, honey blonde highlights to her lush tresses when she attended the CDFA Fashion Awards.

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For the premiere of The Great Debaters, Oprah opted for her signature chunky spirals.

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At a charity fundraiser, all eyes were on Oprah as she walked the red carpet in a halo of cascading curls.

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At an OWN cocktail party, Oprah turned heads in this sophisticated and sleek ponytail with a hint of volume in the crown.

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Oprah looked breathtaking on stage at the O You! event presented by O, The Oprah Magazine. The curvy queen flaunted loads of lovely layers with a slightly flipped curl.

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