Ever since 1995, we’ve been obsessed with Monica’s sassy style—especially her hair. On the cover of her debut album, Monica sported the short, sleek style that would make her one of the best tressed stars of the ’90s.
Monica’s 1998 duet with Brandy, “The Boy is Mine,” spent 13 weeks at number one and earned the pop divas a Grammy. We love her ’do from this era: An ultra-glossy, flat ironed, shoulder-length blowout.
At the Arista pre-Grammy Awards party back in 2000, Monica showed up rocking a super-short, bronze-streaked pixie cut.
Monica rocked impossibly healthy-looking, mahogany-brown curls at a 2003 photo shoot.
At 2004’s Weekend Today Show Concert Series, Monica drastically switched up her style with super-long platinum extensions and bangs.
Monica hit Pharrell Williams’ Pre-VMA Bash rocking a head full of two-toned, fluffy waves.
Monica showed up to her Makings of Me album release party wearing her softly curled hair swept into a loose side bun.
At an Atlanta fete honoring India.Arie, Monica arrived wearing a super-short crop and a new, shocking orange hue.
Monica wore her jet-black hair in a spiky, artfully tousled style at 2009’s Get Schooled Conference in Hollywood.
Monica rocked the red carpet at the Atlanta History Center’s Christmas Gala wearing a slinky red gown and a beyond fly, boldly asymmetric bob.
Monica went back to her short, pixie roots at her Still Standing album release party.
At the Hot 1079 Birthday Bash, Monica sported a high-shine short ’do with loads of lovely layers.
At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Monica returned to her roots, sporting her signature cropped coif.
Monica visited the ESSENCE office wearing face-framing fringe with blond highlights throughout.
Monica hit the red carpet of the Kardashian Kollection launch party wearing a chic two-toned, chin-length bob.
Monica stepped out at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party looking sleek and stylish in a short, spiky crop.
At the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood event, Monica sported long ombré waves with blond tips.
Monica made an appearance at the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Concert sporting a sleek, high topknot and showing off her mommy-to-be glow.