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Will Alicia Keys Bring Back Her Iconic Braids For Baby Number Two?

Jul 31 2014 - 5:02pm

When you've got a voice like Alicia Keys [1]'s, it could be easy enough to just rest on your talent alone. But the songstress is also a beauty icon, stepping out time and time again in hair and makeup looks that make everyone stand up and pay attention. Besides her awesome red carpet looks, Alicia is breaking into the business of beauty, too. She recently snagged her first fragrance contract with Givenchy [2], and she also partnered with Kiehl's on a charitable collaboration [3]. The singing star just announced that she's expecting baby number two [4], and we're celebrating by taking a peek back at her most iconic looks. So put on your favorite Alicia album and reminisce.

2014

At her recent performance in Morocco, Alicia twisted her hair up into a mohawk style. Can you spot the baby bump?

2014

At the Gordan Parks Foundation Awards Dinner, Alicia went for a sleek look with sideswept bangs that showed off her shaved undercut.

2014

At the Grammys, Alicia channeled Elvis with her low-cut sides and curled pompadour.

2013

There wasn't anything sweet about the twisted plaits Alicia wore to the People's Choice Awards earlier this month. The songstress, who performed at the show, punched up her look with a bright red lipstick color and a killer ensemble.

2012

A sleek bob hairstyle and brick red-lips came together for a modern '20s look at the 2012 MTV EMAs.

2012

Alicia paired a seriously matted hairstyle with a punchy lipstick hue for Stand Up to Cancer in 2012.

2012

Talk about a braid! The songstress stopped traffic on the red carpet for the Billboard Music Awards last year. Her red lipstick added some serious vintage flair.

2010

An intricate, braided updo adorned Alicia's hair at the 2010 Keep a Child Alive ball. Her winged eyeliner and peach lipstick kept the look ultraglamorous.

2010

This sweet and demure half updo was the perfect choice for Alicia when she hosted Gotham magazine's annual gala.

2010

The '80s came back in a modern way for Alicia at the 2010 Brit Awards. She wore her hair in voluminous curls with bubblegum-pink lips and winged liner.

2009

She opted for a relaxed hairstyle and neutral makeup at an event for Us Weekly in 2009.

2009

Giving curls a whirl, Alicia walked the red carpet for the 2009 BET Awards.

2008

Updos seem to be Alicia's specialty, and she proved that at the Grammy Awards in 2008. Her twisted fauxhawk-like style paired perfectly with her hot-pink lips.

2001

When a young, piano-playing Alicia first hit the music scene, cornrows and beads were her signature style.


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