Hairstyle File: Regina King Through The Years

From her role as teenaged Brenda on the 1980's NBC series "227" to her recent turn as beleaguered LAPD detective Lydia Adams on TNT's gritty drama "Southland," award-winning actress Regina King has grown up before our eyes! Almost without any fanfare, she quietly managed to be one of the most prolific actresses in Hollywood. Consider the fact that, along with starring in mainstream blockbusters like Enemy of the State, Jerry McGuire and Ray, she also appeared in practically every Black hit made in the '90s (hello, Boys n The Hood, Poetic Justice, Friday, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Higher Learning)! Along with building an impressive resume of classic films, King has also amassed a series of fabulous hairstyles over the years. Here, a gallery of our favorite Regina King coifs since she first stepped on the scene.
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 02, 2010

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From her role as a teenage Brenda on the 1980’s NBC series “227” to her recent turn as beleaguered LAPD detective Lydia Adams on TNT’s gritty drama “Southland,” award-winning actress Regina King has grown up before our eyes! Almost without any fanfare, she quietly managed to be one of the most prolific actresses in Hollywood. Here, a gallery of our favorite Regina King coifs since she first stepped on the scene.

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At the 2001 BET Awards, Regina King rocks a flirty shag with soft, face-framing layers.

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At the premiere for “Daddy Day Care,” King hit the red carpet in casual chic Shirley Temple curls.

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Regina King rocked a head full of striking, waist-length cornrows at an even for “Legally Blonde 2” in 2003.

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At a 2004 appearance on NFL Network Total Access, King curled the ends of her shoulder-length blunt cut underneath for a classic, elegant look.

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At the 10th Annual Critic’s Choice Awards, King paired fire engine red lips with expertly Marcelled waves for a 1930s cabaret singer style.

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Regina King gave great elegance at the 2005 Oscars ceremony with a tightly swept back, oversize princess bun.

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Regina King glammed up her bob with a couple of sunny streaks and bouncy ringlets at the “Miami Vice” premiere.

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In 2007, King steamed up Vanity Fair’s Oscar party with shiny, pin-straight extensions. So flattering!

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King rocked the red carpet at a Conde Nast event with her slinky metallic gown, fresh-faced makeup and tousled sex kitten waves.

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At a Hollywood event, King wore her straight strands swept over to one side in a pretty bun. Easy, chic, and muss-proof!

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With her sexy faux lashes, coral gloss and covet-worthy short crop, Regina King ripped the red carpet at the 2010 Heart Truth Red Dress Collection.

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On Tuesday, March 2nd, Regina King stopped by the ESSENCE offices to talk about her fabulous turn as an LAPD detective in TNT’s “Southland!” We loved chatting with the award-winning actress, but we might’ve loved her chic little pixie ’do even more…

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Even into the New Year, Regina King is sporting her sexy pixie cut that has makes her look ageless and fabulous!

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