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Mary J. Blige is stunning at the 2005 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in a black strapless dress. Her blonde precision bob completes this classic look.
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Charlie is definitely missing an Angel. Mary shows off her awards at the 2006 Grammys, donning wind-blown tresses and an airy white Grecian gown.
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Mary J. looks sweet in this honey-hued short cut at the Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall in September 2008.
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Mary turns up the volume with this sixties-inspired do worn during her performance at the VH1 “Storytellers” in January 2008.
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A fearless Mary takes a risk with this choppy, platinum bob at the 2001 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. The road less traveled is not always the best route.
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Short, luminous layers have all eyes on Mary at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
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The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul flips the switch, rocking this oldie—but goodie— 1970s-inspired hairstyle to the LA Confidential magazine Oscar party in West Hollywood.
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MJB wears the crown, literally, with an intricately decked out bun as she accepts the Grammy award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
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A golden razor cut sharpens Mary’s look at the Kerry Edwards Victory 2004 New York Concert. It’s no wonder she’s still a lioness in the game.
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Mary shows off her classic style, donning a 1960’s bouffant to the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
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