Mane moments: Cardi B topped the (hair) charts with these attention grabbing hairstyles

Move over Kylie Jenner, Cardi B may just be our new fave hair chameleon!  

Never heard of Cardi B? You will soon. The rapper from New York is the first female solo rap artist to secure a number 1 in the Hot 100 Billboard Charts this century (wow!) with her debut song Bodak Yellow, knocking off Taylor Swift from the top spot.

From front row appearances at fashion week to securing magazine covers (plus support from top female artists such as Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna) there really is no stopping Cardi B! But asides from her musical talent and hilarious personality, it’s her fab hairstyles that really steal our attention…

Cardi B’s best mane moments of 2017 so far


Cardi B black hair with waves rolling stone cover
Cardi B opted for an understated hairstyle on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Credit:

Cover girl waves

Confirming her status as the hottest name in music this year, Cardi B graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in typical Cardi B style.

Opting for a sultry look, Cardi went for a glossy finish on her lengthy deep-brown hair and added loose waves for a soft and sultry feel. It pairs perfectly with her enviable lingerie and her long leopard coat, no? Credit: @iamcardib

Cardi B with medium long black hair in 90s curls
This curly ‘do is giving us major ’90s vibes. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

’90s-inspired curls

Cardi B’s most recent style is giving us serious ’90s vibes and we love it! Adding a mass of curls to her medium-length hair, Cardi adds further definition to her ‘do with a set of golden brown highlights. Come on, just look at that shine!

Editor’s tip: Tempted to try Cardi’s shimmering curls at home? Ensure you use a heat protection spray, such as the VO5 Nourish My Shine Bedazzling Oil Heat Protection Spraybefore using heated styling tools on your tresses.

Cardi B looking over shoulder with black hair in low updo with loose strands framing the face wearing strapless blue dress
We saw Cardi in a whole new light with this pretty and romantic updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Romantic updo

There is a difference between liking a hairstyle and loving a hairstyle, and this romantic updo we totally LOVE!

While attending Rihanna’s charity ball, Cardi looked like a real-life Disney princess with her jet black hair tied into a low updo and allowing her loose waves to perfectly frame her face.

Cardi B platinum blonde straight and sleek bob at BET Awards 2017
This platinum hue stole our attention at the BET AWards 2017. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Platinum goals

Cardi stole our attention (yet again) when she attended the BET Awards with this blunt bob and striking shade. And while we would love to insert a pun about Bodak Yellow here, this flawless platinum hue is far from yellow, shining bright with it’s icy finish!

Cardi B black bob with wavy finish at MTV Awards 2017
We love this wavy black bob on Cardi at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wavy lob

Cardi B’s voluminous wavy lob (AKA a long bob) is perfectly on trend and just so happens to suit the rapper down to a T.

Switching from her usual centre parting to a side parting has added masses of volume and body to Cardi’s long bob, which also helps to emphasise those flawless waves. Can you tell we’re obsessed?!

Editor’s tip: Seal your waves with a generous spritz of the VO5 Wave Creation HairsprayNot only will its lightweight, ultra-brushable technology help you create sultry texture and bouncy waves, it also gives an invisible, workable hold that’ll last all day long!

side profile of Cardi B with rapunzel length red hair in ponytail braid
Cardi B went for this fiery hue in June and thus began our obsession with the rap artist. Credit:

Fiery Rapunzel braid

Now we all know that Rapunzel-length tresses have been hugely popular lately (thanks to the likes of Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian), but no one has gone quite so bold as Cardi.

Pilling her fiery, ankle-length hair into a high ponytail braid, Cardi solidified her position as one to watch in the hair department. Credit: @iamcardib

Cardi black bob with full bangs while wearing floral blouse
Bob + bangs = the perfect combo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Bob + Bangs

Has there ever been a better combo than a bob with bangs? We think not. Cardi rocked a chic black bob and brow-skimming fringe on the red carpet, and we can’t help but notice how similar it looks to Bella Hadid‘s style from the CFDAs.


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