Celebrity Transformations Kelly Clarkson'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 January 11, 2017 @ 01:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty See how the singer has transformed her hair and makeup over the years. 01 of 18 1998 Shelley Gayler/Classmates Media, Inc. As a student at Burleson High School in Texas, Clarkson sported a wash-and-wear bob. 02 of 18 2002 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage The American Idol winner began the small-screen competition with "flat hair and no makeup" but soon upped her game to include high-contrast blond streaks and coral gloss. 03 of 18 2003 Bill Davila/FilmMagic She released her debut album, Thankful, and wore her two-tone crop in tousled curls. 04 of 18 2004 Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage The Breakaway songstress lightened up her auburn mane with subtle golden highlights. 05 of 18 2004 SGranitz/WireImage A sultry, smoky eye and an updo for the American Music Awards. 06 of 18 2005 Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Clarkson looked ultra-glam at the MTV Video Music Awards with a sleek blond chignon. 07 of 18 2006 Tim Whitby/WireImage A fun retro look for the Brit Awards! The singer matched her very '60s headband to her winged shadow. 08 of 18 2006 Vince Flores/Celebrity She turned heads with an angled cut in a new shade. "Yeah, I rocked the blond," she told InStyle. "It makes you stand out more." 09 of 18 2007 Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage for ASCAP Clarkson released My December and went brunet. 10 of 18 2007 Chris McGrath/Getty Images for NASCAR She held with her walnut hue and added extensions. 11 of 18 2009 Jeff Kravitz/AMA2009/FilmMagic For the American Music Awards, the All I Ever Wanted singer worked wavy red strands. 12 of 18 2011 Mike Moore/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night She attended a Phoenix event with dark smoky shadow and shimmery peach lips. 13 of 18 2012 Michael Loccisano/Getty Images The Duets star showed off newly lightened locks. 14 of 18 2013 Rick Diamond/WireImage The singer donned blond locks for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. 15 of 18 2013 Taylor Hill/Getty Images The singer opts for a bold red lip and wavy hairstyle. 16 of 18 2014 Getty Images North America Clarkson debuts an icy blonde hue. 17 of 18 2015 Getty Images North America The songstress is the epitome of a rock star with her newly shaved head. 18 of 18 2016 Robin Marchant/Getty The American Idol winner showed off her ombré locks in a half-up style, complementing the 'do with a pale pink lip and subtle eye makeup.