Take a glance at Katy Perry’s edgy hairstyles over the years. See how the American pop singer experiments with various styles and colors that are incorporated with her bold character.
Katy Perry is not only known as an iconic pop star but is also famous for her drastic changing hairstyles and colors. She managed to sport almost every style, cut and hues that you can imagine. Her natural hair color as she quote is dishwater squirrel brown which she finds boring. She thinks it did not suit her that’s why she has been experimenting with different colors since she was 15. She enjoyed playing with statement hair accessories too. She’s the queen of transformation. She switched her hair not just every year but sometimes you can see her changing it in a matter of days.
The pop superstar, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, got her big break when she signed to Capitol Records in 2007. In just over a year, she rose to fame through her single “I Kissed a Girl”. The track ranked at No. 1 for seven weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was then followed with another single “Hot n Cold” and peaked at No. 3.
This global star has been unstoppable since then. She dominated the charts and received numerous awards. ‘Billboard’ dubbed her the “Woman of the Year”. Katy has also created several “Guinness World Records” – “Best Start on the US Digital Chart by a Female”, “Biggest Selling Digital Artist (US)”, “Most Viewed Music Channel on Youtube (female)”, “Most Twitter Followers”, “Largest TV Audience for a Super Bowl half-time performance”, “Most Just Dance Appearances by one artist”, two records for the “Highest Annual Earnings by a Female Musician (in 2015 and 2018), and “First Female to have Five No. 1 Singles from one Album (US)”. It was her “Teenage Dream” album that sets her the record in the 61-year history of Billboard Hot 100 making her tie with the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Katy’s career has been as vibrant as her hair colors and as phenomenal as her eye-catching looks. Let us now revisit the extreme and trendy hairstyles that she sported throughout the years including recent years.
Katy Perry attended the KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2019 on December 6th in Los Angeles, CA rocking her short blonde hair that’s complemented with a red newsboy cap.
Katy Perry gathered her blonde locks in a stylish top knot with short curly tendrils during the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell on November 09, 2019.
The singer was spotted at Ellie Goulding’s Wedding in New York last August 31, 2019, with her side-parted blonde hair paired with a pink headband.
Katy Perry with Orlando Bloom at the Los Angeles premiere of Amazon’s ‘Carnival Row’ held on August 21, 2019. Katy wore a blush dress complemented with her usual straight blonde tresses.
Katy Perry slicked back her short blonde hair with a black headband during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre on March 14, 2019. Statement earrings and a plaid top completed the vintage look.
The actress opted for a slicked-back hairstyle with short sides at the 61st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2019. She finished the look with a silver tube dress and mismatched earrings.
Katy Perry went for a pixie cut emphasizing her colorful chandelier earrings at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Dolly Parton on February 8, 2019.
On October 18, 2018, Katy Perry attended the amFar Gala Los Angeles in Hollywood, CA sporting a sleek pixie cut with short side-swept bangs.
Katy Perry in a gorgeous angel costume along with her feathered pixie cut as she attends the 2018 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 7, 2018.
The singer exhibited an edgy look with her spiky pixie cut that she wore at the ABC TCA Winter 2018 Party at Langham Huntington Hotel on January 8, 2018.
Katy Perry performing at Madison Square Garden on October 2, 2017, in New York rocking a platinum blonde pixie that’s covered in a red dotted hood.
Katy Perry looked sleek in a blonde pixie with short blunt bangs during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The “Fabulous” Forum held on August 27, 2017.
Katy Perry cozies up in a bronze beaded gown and she sported a sleek blonde bob hairstyle to contrast her outfit for this 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center on February 26, 2017.
Katy Perry was seen at The BRIT Awards at The O2 on February 22, 2017, sporting an edgy knotted updo that perfectly goes with her sparkling outfit.
Katy Perry looked majorly glam in a slinky metallic, sequined gown and her hair in a tousled blonde bob, all for the 59th GRAMMY Awards that was held on February 12, 2017.
Katy Perry’s appearance marks at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards because of her dramatic new pixie cut side-swept hairstyle and a stunning strapless metallic Getty Atelier dress that’s actually a pantsuit! No wonder why she’s the crowd’s favorite that day!
Katy Perry experiments with her blonde locks and styled it with a daring faux-hawk. She oozed glamour in this embellished mini dress with a matching blazer that’s certainly made an impression during the 2017 BRIT Awards.
Katy Perry rocks in black with her elegant black sleeveless gown and her medium-length raven hair was sleekly styled into loose big curls with the center part during the “Office Christmas Party” Premiere at the Village Theater.
Katy Perry’s jet black hair softly fades into the background when she appeared on behalf of Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia’s Mann Center on November 5, 2016.
Singer Katy Perry rocked a wavy side-swept hairstyle as she performs at the Democratic National Nominating Convention in the Wells Fargo Arena on July 28, 2016.
Katy Perry sure made a statement in a red off-the-shoulder petal-embellished gown and she’s so sleek and tidy in this low center part bun hairstyle as she attends the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala 2016. For more celebrity hairstyles like Katy, click here!
Katy Perry is a golden Goddess in a glittering Champagne off-the-shoulder floral beaded gown and her brunette hair was gathered into an elaborate updo with extravagant earrings to satisfy the audiences at the CHLA Once Upon A Time Gala.
Katy Perry went dramatic wearing her gold embellished black gown and her dark hair was swept into a towering present-day beehive with short bangs while wearing a bold make-up + eyebrow-free to complete the look at the 2016 MET Gala.
Katy Perry is having fun wearing her metallic blue jacket paired with a high-waisted skirt and pink halter that goes well with her retro-inspired half up half down wavy hairstyle as she attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards.
The singer was seen after performing at a Hillary Clinton benefit concert on March 2, 2016, with her raven hair tied in a high ponytail.
Katy Perry blooms in a rose-pink satin column gown and this vintage Brigitte Bardot inspired updo hairstyle really amped up her gorgeous frame as she attends the Weinstein Company & Netflix 2016 Golden Globe After Party.
Katy Perry in an edgy outfit along with a sleek high ponytail as she performs at Rock in Rio 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last September 28th.
Katy Perry was at Forbes Vietnam Under 30 Summit event as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF on May 12, 2015, with her jet black hair arranged into a slick braided bun.
Katy Perry looks sleek in a form-fitting black dress and paired her bold look with a messy upstyle as she attends the Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour Premiere.
Katy Perry rocks a purple tousled hairstyle to complement her crystal-embellished sheer dress at the Grammy Awards 2015. A really unique short hairstyle for a playful artist like her!
Katy Perry in an eccentric and eye-catching black dress with a high slit and bow detail. At the top, framing her beautiful face is a slicked-back textured hair, a dramatic hairstyle she wears at the “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer” World Premiere.
Katy Perry with Riff Raff at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum, Los Angeles on August 24, 2014. Katy wore a matching denim outfit paired with her long layered hair that’s incorporated with blunt bangs.
Katy Perry tightly pulled back her hair into a crown braid during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Arrivals on January 26, 2014.
Katy Perry slicked back her hair into a high braided ponytail at the premiere of “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 27, 2013.
The singer had side-parted black waves to pair with her red halter gown at the 9th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on December 3, 2013.
Katy Perry matched her black tube dress with a tousled curly hairstyle during the 2013 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre, LA Live on November 24, 2013.
Katy Perry styled her thick black locks with braided pigtail buns during the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.
The singer is stunning in this blue floral dress paired with a sleek wavy hairstyle that she wore during the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Smurfs’ held at the Regency Village Theater on July 28, 2013.
Katy Perry kept it casual with her mid-length black hair that’s curled at the ends during the Nickelodeons 2013 Kids Choice Awards on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
Katy Perry looked ravishing in this gorgeous green gown that’s complemented with her long loose center-parted hair at the 2013 Grammy Awards on February 10, 2013, in Hollywood, CA.
Katy Perry overflowed with posh and class in this beaded gown along with her vintage raven curls during the Clive Davis 2013 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2013.
Katy Perry exhibited a sexy look in a red halter dress paired with her long black waves at the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Bruce Springsteen on February 8, 2013.
The singer with her side-parted waves during “A Celebration Of Carole King And Her Music” at Dolby Theater on December 4, 2012. She finished the look with a natural-looking makeup along with a green tube gown.
Katy Perry showcased a fab look featuring her long wavy hair incorporated with a braid. This look was worn at the Trevor Project Honors Katy Perry on December 2, 2012.
Katy Perry flaunted her voluminous wavy hair paired with a charming floral dress at the 11th Annual Celebration of Dreams at Bacara Resort & Spa on November 16, 2012.
Katy Perry with Hollywood glam side-swept waves at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center, Los Angeles held on September 6, 2012.
Katy Perry pulled off a sleek yet classy look with her purple bun during the Katy Perry: Part Of Me premiere at Leicester Square, London, UK last July 3, 2012.
Katy Perry displayed a bold look with her red dress and purple curls during the premiere of her new movie “Katy Perry: Part of Me” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood on June 27, 2012.
Katy Perry looking glam in short vintage curls incorporated with a classic headband at the City of Hope’s Music And Entertainment Industry Group Honors Bob Pittman Event on June 12, 2012.
Katy Perry attended the 2012 Billboard Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 20, 2012, sporting her dark purple curls paired with a sexy gown.
Katy Perry exhibited her long purple waves with middle parting at the NARM Music Biz Awards Dinner Party at Century Plaza Hotel on May 10, 2012.
Katy Perry rocked a sky-high braided ponytail accentuated with blue and purple hues during the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards held at Galen Center, Los Angeles on March 31, 2012.
Katy Perry pulled off a blue bob cut with blunt fringe at the BBC Maida Vale studios in London, UK last March 19, 2012.
Katy Perry matched her blue outfit with a sleek updo featuring her bumper bangs during the Launch of “Katy Perry Lashes” at The Americana at Brand on February 22, 2012.
Katy Perry rocked an ocean blue pompadour updo during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles on February 12, 2012.
Katy Perry contrasts her vibrant pink dress with a blue side-parted bob cut at the 2012 ROC Nation Pre- Grammy Brunch held at Soho House, West Hollywood, CA on February 11, 2012.
The singer slayed the 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year honoring Paul McCartney on February 10, 2012, with a cute pink outfit featuring a large floral headdress and her sleek blue upstyle.
Katy Perry opted for a short layered bob in light pink during the 3rd Annual “Change Begins Within” Benefit Celebration on December 3, 2011.
Katy Perry flaunted her slick pink updo decorated with gorgeous accessories at the American Music Awards 2011 in Los Angeles. CA on November 20, 2011.
Katy Perry with short curly pink hair complementing her cute outfit at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the LA Live on August 28, 2011.
The singer sporting the same hairstyle but with a different getup at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Press Room held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on August 28, 2011.
Katy Perry performing at the American leg of her “California Dreams Tour 2011” on August 5, 2011, in a quirky outfit matching her blue curly hair with short blunt bangs.
Katy Perry in a sexy gown paired with her black wavy locks that are incorporated with short blunt bangs during the EMI GRAMMY After-Party at Milk Studios on February 13, 2011.
The singer pulled off a simple loose hairstyle with subtle layers and middle parting at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 12, 2011.
Singer Katy Perry walked the runway during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 10, 2010 with her long wavy hair accented with a statement headdress.
The singer made an appearance at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on June 06, 2010 rocking her blue curly hair with blunt bangs.
Katty Perry looked sophisticated in an off-shoulder gown paired with her long raven curls at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live held at Club Nokia, Los Angeles on December 1, 2010.
Katy Perry exhibited a charming aura with her long jet black waves at the 2010 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010.
Katy Perry showcased her voluminous center-parted curly hair that’s paired with a statement necklace during the Launch of Purr Fragrance by Katy Perry for Nordstrom Pop-Up NYC Event on November 16, 2010.
The singer looking gorgeous in a colorful floral gown along with her thick jet black curls at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – Arrivals, Lexington Armory on November 10, 2010.
Katy Perry looking sweet as candy with her pink outfit paired with a sky-high ponytail as she performs on NBC’s “Today Show” at Rockefeller Plaza on August 27, 2010.
Katy Perry exhibited an edgy look with her dark curls accentuated with blue and pink highlights during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 12, 2010.
The singer performing at the world premiere of Volkswagen’s new Jetta compact sedan at Times Square on June 15, 2010 with her long jet black hair slicked back into a high braided ponytail.
Katy Perry sported her long raven curls with short blunt bangs at the Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held on March 27, 2010.
The singer had long black curls with short blunt bangs at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 31, 2010.
Katy Perry styled her long raven waves with a simple half updo during The Recording Academy and Clive Davis Present The 2010 Pre-Grammy Gala – Salute To Icons on January 30, 2010.
Katy Perry attended The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! at Club Nokia, Los Angeles on December 02, 2009 flaunting her long voluminous waves with short full bangs.
Katy Perry opted for straight mid-length hair with long side bangs at the Samsung Behold ll Premiere Launch Party held at Blvd. 3, Hollywood, CA on November 18, 2009.
During Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT Premiere at Nokia Theatre LA LIVE, Los Angeles on October 27, 2009, Katy Perry had shoulder-length straight hair incorporated with long side bangs.
Katy Perry went for glamorous side-swept curls during the NBC Today Show Concert with Katy Perry at Rockefeller Plaza, New York on July 24, 2009.
Katy Perry during the Press Conference Muz-TV Award 2009 at Olimpiisky Stadium last June 5, 2009, sporting a cute bob cut with full bangs.
The singer exhibiting her bob cut with bangs at the T-Mobile myFaves Shot of a Lifetime Party at Hotel Valley Ho Pool, Scottsdale on February 13, 2009.
Katy Perry flashed a sweet smile at the Bondi Blonde’s Style Mansion on February 9, 2009. She wore an edgy dress along with a bob cut and choppy bangs.
Katy Perry sported a short wavy hairstyle with the middle being slicked back at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center, Los Angeles on February 8, 2009.
The singer had short vintage curls during the Salute To Icons Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills on February 7, 2009.
Katy Perry exhibiting a Hollywood glam vibe with her classic short curls during the VH1’s 14th Annual Critic’s Choice Awards at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium last January 8, 2009.
Katy Perry had thick bob cut with eye skimming bangs at the Gridlock 2008/2009 New Years Eve party at Paramount Studios on December 31, 2008.
Katy Perry looking sleek in a mid-length straight cut with short blunt bangs during her live concert the Rai Television Studios in Milan on November 18, 2008.
The singer exhibiting her vintage waves at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles on September 7, 2008.
The singer arrived at the ROK Vegas Nightclub Grand Opening on August 30, 2008 flaunting her jet black curls with side-swept bangs.
On June 14, 2008, the singer attended the US Launch Party for Kira Plastinina at 400 La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles with her layered raven hair incorporated with choppy bangs.
Katy Perry on stage for Summer Concert Series on NBC Today Show last August 29, 2008, rocking a curly half updo with thick side bangs.
Katy Perry opted for side-parted curls with her bangs chopped roughly during the Spike TV’s 2nd Annual Guys Choice Awards on May 30, 2008.
Katy Perry with her jet black layered hair and side-swept bangs at the ASCAP Awards held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on April 9, 2008.
The singer paired her loose raven hair with a large flower on the side during the Quinceanera 30th Birthday Party for Perez Hilton on March 22, 2008.
Katy Perry rocked a messy upstyle with jagged bangs during the party celebrating the launch of Nintendo’s Game Console Wii last November 16, 2006.
Katy Perry with a loose layered hairstyle during the Lucky Magazine LA Shopping Guide Party on August 10, 2006, in Milk, West Hollywood, CA.
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