Most women go through transformations a couple of dozen times throughout their lifetime celebrities included. Heavy, dark makeup has been replaced by a fresh, flawless face. And the once down-to-there hair has been chopped off for a flirty new cut. Some have even embraced a sexier image.

From Kelly Rowland’s girl next door appeal to Taraji P. Henson’s polished, more refined look, see what celebrity makeup, hair and body evolutions we love.

Solange Knowles

Solange has fully emerged from the shadows of her sister Beyonce. The cookie-cutter image of how an artist is supposed to look took an enormous turn when she was first spotted rocking a short, au natural, fro in 2009. While it took critics quite a bit of time to get used to it, Solange couldn’t be more beautiful in our eyes. After the departure of her signature curly locks, the cropped cut not only made her stand out, but made us as women feel beautiful regardless of the amount of hair on our heads.

Taraji P. Henson

We first saw her playing the sassy, yet vulnerable role as Yvette in Baby Boy. Now an Academy Award nominated actress, she has broken out of the stereotypical roles and stepped into a new world of fashion. With back-to-back films in 2008 and 2009, her chic and refined style showed as she became a regular on the red carpet with flirty, colorful ensembles and sexy little black dresses.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland’s personal style has evolved immensely since we first laid eyes on her in 1997 as one third of the multi-platinum group Destiny’s Child. Along the way she’s dropped her trademark red streaks, crop tops and jeans and upgraded to glam furs, figure-hugging dresses and sophisticated hairstyles. She has transformed from tomboy to sexy siren right before our eyes.

Lala Vasquez-Anthony

The Former MTV VJ wears a lot of hats. She’s the mother of an adorable 3 year old son and she is the wife of New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony. Not to mention her production company, Krossover Productions, which produced the critically acclaimed film, Tyson. Although never overweight, Lala went on a personal quest to shed 15 pounds before her nuptials and she looks better than ever.

Keyshia Cole

No one does a hairstyle transformation quite like Keyshia Cole. In 2004 she hit the scene with a strong voice and even stronger appearance (who can forget the fiery red hair with blonde streaks?) As time went on, the singer moved from a variation of styles including a short, platinum blonde cut, very reminiscent of Mary J Blige. At one point, she even took it back to her roots and rocked a squeaky clean up-do.

-Krystal Franklin

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