Lil Kim with straight brown chcolate hair with blonde highlights

Mane Moments: Most Iconic Lil’ Kim Hairstyles of All Time

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Brooklyn rapper Kimberley Denise Jones, AKA Lil’ Kim is well known for her unapologetic style. From her ’90s The Notorious K.I.M era to present day, Lil’ Kim has proved that she could and would break the rules at every turn.

From flamboyant outfits and wigs of all colours and lengths, we have pulled together a few of Lil’ Kim’s most memorable styles in her mane moments below.

1999: Pink Highlights

Lil Kim with multi-toned pink highlighted hair
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This electric pink and blonde colour duo is equal parts fun and experimental, and the chunky highlights make it the perfect ’90s look.

2000: Versace Blonde

Lil Kim with a blonde wig with bangs and Versace print
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Did you expect Lil’ Kim to turn up to a Versace show looking anything less than fabulous? No us neither.

Channelling her very own take on Donatella Versace’s iconic blonde hair, Lil’ Kim added the iconic Medusa head print down her hair and cropped bangs.

2004: Retro Rolled Bangs

Lil Kim with dark brown hair styled with retro rolled bangs and ponytail
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Lil’ Kim went for a retro look in 2004 with this rolled bangs updo. Switching her blonde hue to a dark brown shade, Lil’ Kim looked every inch the pinup star.

Editor’s tip: Keep your style in place with a firm hold hairspray. We love the ultra-fine, fast drying formula of the VO5 Invisible Ultimate Hold Hairspray for not only holding our style but with its 24-hour humidity protection it’s perfecr for preventing frizz too!

2005: Blonde Sunkissed Highlights

Lil Kim with straight brown chcolate hair with blonde highlights
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By adding multi-toned highlights to her brown hair, Lil’ Kim not only gives her strands a more sunkissed finish, but she also adds dimension by mixing high and lowlights together.

2009: Raven Curls

Lil Kim with long dark brown curly hair
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It was back to dark hair for Lil’ Kim in 2009 as she attended the MTV EMA’s. To show off her new dark brown hair, she went for tight curls and styled her long hair over one shoulder.

2014: Straight & Sleek

Lil Kim with dark brown straight and sleek medium length hair
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The Magic Stick singer went for a stylish blow out style in 2014 and to be honest, we think it might be her most demure style to date.

We love how her dark brown hair looks a midnight blue shade when it catches the light, helping to stop her colour looking too flat.

2015: Fairytale Braid

Lil Kim with dark brown hair in a long side braid
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From rap queen to Disney Princess, you never know what to expect with Lil’ Kim. To complete her fairy tale outfit, she added a messy side fishtail braid which fell down to her waist.

Editor’s tip: Want to know the secret to a textured braid? Spritz your hair with a sea salt spray like the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray before braiding to help give your hair a tousled texture and added grip.

2017: Golden Blonde Waves

Lil Kim with golden honey long wavy hair
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It was all glitz and glamour for Lil’ Kim at Rihanna’s Charity Diamond Ball. Adding to her sparkly outfit, she went for a finger waves style on her long golden blonde hair which she styled in a side parting.

2017: Platinum Blonde

Lil Kim with long platinum ash blonde hair
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Lil’ Kim is giving us serious Kim K vibes with this long platinum blonde style. We love how she kept her roots a brown shade for a more moody finish that’s more grunge girl than Barbie girl.

Editor’s tip: Thinking of colouring your hair a platinum blonde hue? Remember to switch your wash and care system to one formulated especially with coloured tresses in mind.

We recommend the TRESemmé Violet Blonde Shine Shampoo and Conditioner as its enriched with pearl extract and violet toning pigment which helps to neutralise brassy yellow tones; revitalising colour and shine, while giving intense nourishment.


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