Charli XCX’s mane moments: 6 times her look totally rocked

Leona | 02 August 2017

We bet she’ll be celebrating her birthday in style! 🎂


British singer and songwriter Charli XCX hasn’t been on the mainstream music scene for long, however, her impact on us here at All Things Hair HQ is enough for us to shout out her very best mane moments so far!

From on trend styles to borderline avant-garde looks, Charli XCX has already established herself as one of the hottest hair chameleons around. And to mark the singers 25th birthday, we have rounded up 6 of her most memorable looks to date, so we can all be inspired her styling prowess!

Charli XCX’s mane moments that will make you go Boom Clap!


Charlie XCX wears her black hair in side parting with glamorous waves and black off the shoulder dress at American Music Awards 2014
Charli XCX looks sensational with her glamorous waves. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2014: Hollywood waves

Gorgeous glamorous waves are a red carpet fave, also loved by Emma Stone and Lauren Conrad. Charli XCX’s signature hue is this dark, barely-black hue, which perfectly compliments her fair olive-toned skin.

So, if you have a special occasion on the horizon, we suggest giving this Hollywood waves style a try by following our step-by-step tutorial, right here.

Charli XCX wears her black hair swept back in bouffant style with grey and pink suit jacket at 57th Annual Grammy Awards
Charli XCX is that you? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2015: Swept back bouffant

Swept back styles are always a popular choice, however, we love that instead of a smooth finish, Charli XCX has gone for a bouffant style.

Adding plenty of texture to her hair, for a softer, tousled finish, the star pairs her bouffant with a suit and bow tie ghat gives this look a more androgynous edge!

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Editor’s tip: To help accentuate any natural waves and create movement in your half-up bouffant, we suggest spritzing your hair with TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Sea Salt Spray, before backcombing for volume.

Charli XCX wears her black hair in high bouffant ponytail with front section smoothed back the look is finished with a black strapless dress
Charli XCX went for a chic style in 2016. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2016: Chic beehive

Attending another red carpet event meant another opportunity to wear her tresses in a fab style. This time the singer went for an ultra chic beehive look, which complimented her strapless PVC dress.

Keeping her tresses smooth and straight, Charli opted for a neat middle parting, while adding plenty of body and height to the crown for a glorious beehive finish.

Charli XCX wears her black hair with three braids tied into low ponytail with bold makeup and green dress ar the Elle Style Awards 2016
We love this cornrow braided style on Charli XCX. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2016: Braided ponytail

Braided styles have been hugely popular as of late and smaller, cornrow-inspired styles have seen a huge resurgence on the runways and red carpets!

Clearly clued up on what’s hot, Charli pulled out this braided style for a formal appearance, giving an edge to her otherwise sophisticated look, which also marries well with her bold makeup.

Charli XCX wear her black hair in curly style for Moschino event worn with denim outfit
Gorgeous curly styles are Charli XCX’s main style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2017: Curly strands

While we may have shown you an array of great looks, this curly ‘do is one of our fave styles from the star. Charli’s hair looks fuller and more bodylicious than ever thanks to her stunning natural curls – and you can nab the style for yourself by following our wavy hair tutorial.

Charli XCX wears her dark tresses in twin bun hairstyle with loose strands falling around her face worn with red sunglasses
Double the fun with this twin bun hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2017: Double buns

Those curly strands weren’t around for long, though, as Charli quickly switched up her look with this smooth and straight double bun style.

Now we know space buns has become a tried and tested trend by this point, so if you need to revamp your updo, follow in Charli’s steps and go for this cute half-up, half-down double buns style, instead.

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Editor’s tip: Want your updo to look this sleek and shiny? Just be sure to mist the VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray for a super smooth and neat finish.


Well, that’s it from Charli and her hair for now! We wish her a happy birthday and ask that she delivers another great style soon. But if you can’t wait to see more celeb-approved looks, head on over to our New Hairstyles page to see all our other mane moments plus all the latest need-to-know trends.

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