Charli XCX’s mane moments: 8 times her look totally rocked

Charli XCX's mane moments are full of hair inspiration!   

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 this, we have rounded up 8 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.

Editor’s tip: To help craft your red carpet mane, enlist the help of the TIGI Catwalk Strong Hold Mousse, which is ideal for creating those secy, blown-out strands that we all so covet!

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: Undone 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 that gives this look a more androgynous edge!

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 complemented 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 is 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.

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.

Charli XCX dark brown hair smoothed back in textured finish
Charli XCX looked fab at the GQ Awards 2017. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2017: Effortless sultry waves

The GQ Awards is one of the biggest highlights of the event calendar, with everyone (literally) in attendance  so where better to show off a fab hairstyle than here?

Well it seems that Charli got the memo, as the singer went for an effortless look at this year’s bash (no Hollywood waves here). Wearing her dark brown wavy tresses swept back gave her look a sultry appeal that we just love.

Charlie XCX dark brown wavy hair in messy ballerina bun
We love this messy ballerina bun on Charli. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2017: Messy ballerina bun

Now while many of us will opt for a smooth and sleek ballerina bun, we just love how Charli has decided to buck the trend and break the rules with her own take on the style. Showcasing her naturally wavy hair, Charli’s ballerina bun is the perfect undone look for this red carpet event.


Well, that’s it from Charli and her hair for now! If you can’t wait to see more celeb-approved looks, head on over to our Hair Trends page to view other mane moment, plus all the latest need-to-know trends.

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