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Before she began wearing her signature updos, Monáe sported a kinky twist-out like the one she wore at Outkast’s CD release event in Atlanta.
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At the Atlanta premiere for Who’s Your Caddie, Monáe wore her pompadour with big button earrings.
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Monáe was all smiles at the Black Girls Rock awards in a kinky-curly pompadour, feathery lashes and clear lip gloss.
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At Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Monáe flaunted sleek edges, an oversized pompadour and fun, flirty lashes.
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Monáe added pizzaz to her pompadoured look with a high-collared, ruffled blouse and her beaming white smile at the 51st Grammy Awards.
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Monáe attended BET’s Rip The Runway fashion show in a sky-high, textured pompadour and perfectly contoured eyeshadow.
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Monáe smoothed her hair into a neat bundle in this remixed version of her updo when she attended 2010 Women of the Year Gala.
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Monáe posed in a photoshoot for ESSENCE wearing a modified version of her signature style along with deep, dark eyes and bright red lips.
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Monáe flaunted a perfectly perched pompadour and bright matte red lips at a White House state dinner.
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Monáe rocked her pompadour on music’s biggest night at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
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At the ESSENCE Beauty Awards, Monáe wore her trademark updo accented with a curly bang.
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At the MTV Movie Awards, Monáe finished off her look with a chic topper with only a pinned bang exposed.
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Monáe looked elegant and glamourous at the Costume Institute Gala in flawless makeup, dangly earrings and her slicked-back updo.
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Here, Monáe's signature style — the expertly sculpted pompadour — is on full display at the Black Girls Rock Awards. This 'do has become a favorite and quick protective style among natural girls.
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