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