Celebrity Transformations Christina Aguilera's Changing Looks By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 30, 2017 @ 02:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images Take a look at Christina Aguilera's changing looks from over the years of her successful career. 01 of 22 1985 Getty "I've always been a girlie girl," Aguilera told InStyle of her youth. "I used to sit at my mom's vanity and play with her perfume and lipstick. I've had a love affair with makeup since Day 1." 02 of 22 1999 Steve Granitz/WireImage The bright-blond teenager celebrated the release of her first album, Christina Aguilera. 03 of 22 2001 Steve Granitz/WireImage Aguilera started experimenting with bold hairdos. At the Grammy Awards, she wore all-over plaits in a rainbow of colors. 04 of 22 2001 Steve Granitz/WireImage For an MTV Movie Awards performance of "Lady Marmalade," the singer rocked a combination of braids and curls, highlighted with purple streaks. 05 of 22 2003 Steve Granitz/WireImage In contrast to her album title, Stripped, the sultry star tried out vampy black streaks and ultra-smoky eyes. 06 of 22 2004 WireImage "I wanted my color to be darker, more mysterious," Aguilera said of her brunette transformation. "It made me feel vixenish." 07 of 22 2005 Retna Now engaged to Jordan Bratman, she hit Paris Fashion Week in "a retro Hollywood-glam look." 08 of 22 2007 L. Cohen/WireImage The singer of Back to Basics looked fresh at the Grammys. "[I was] experimenting with a softer approach-pale lips and a tan glow," she told InStyle. "Not my trademark." 09 of 22 2008 Kevin Mazur/WireImage Always experimenting, the mother of Max Liron Bratman attended the MTV Video Music Awards with platinum fringe and ultra-dramatic two-tone eyeliner. 10 of 22 2009 Isaac Brekken/Getty Images The star, who released her fragrance, Inspire, admitted to InStyle that she seeks "looks that make me stand out!" Like an eye-catching combo of hot-pink shadow and red lipstick, perhaps? 11 of 22 2010 Arlene Richie/JPI Aguilera rocked an edgy platinum bob. 12 of 22 2010 Celebrity Photo On the eve of her latest album, Bionic, Aguilera sported a sleek bob and natural makeup. "With every record I put out, I make a drastic change," she told InStyle. "I like to try new things and not take myself too seriously." 13 of 22 2010 The Burlesque star returned to her roots: long, wavy platinum extensions. 14 of 22 2012 Lewis Jacobs/NBC Aguilera's sultry waves on The Voice were inspired by her wardrobe, said hairstylist Mark Townsend : "I loved the color and silhouette of the Roland Mouret dress so much, it was such a great fashion moment with a touch of sexiness so I wanted her hair to have the same feeling." 15 of 22 2012 Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NBCUniversal No stranger to colorful locks, Aguilera promoted The Voice with purple-dipped tips. 16 of 22 2012 Greystar/POLARIS She doubled up on color, adding an underlayer of hot pink to her purple and platinum mane. 17 of 22 2012 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Aguilera sported a sleek, A-line bob at the American Music Awards. "Christina can pull off any look," her hairstylist, David Babaii, said of the look. "She allows me to play with different styles and master the art of illusion." 18 of 22 2013 Valerie Macon/Getty Images Christina Aguilera went wavy for the Summer Television Critics Association Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. 19 of 22 2014 Steve Jennings/Getty Images Christina Aguilera smoldered in red lips and bombshell curls for the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony where she performed "Beautiful." 20 of 22 2015 Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The singer stayed true to her signature red lip and platinum waves. 21 of 22 2016 Kevin Mazur/WireImage There's a reason it's called "the classic red lip," and the mom-of-two continues to effortlessly pull off the look, year after year. 22 of 22 2017 Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images Aguilera took the stage at the 2017 AMAs in a plunging black silk gown with her blonde strands slicked back and a pared-down makeup look. She ditched her signature red lip and instead opted for a pink gloss for her Whitney Houston tribute.