Keke Palmer is a master at switching up her hairstyles. One day, she could be strutting the streets of Paris with a Brigitte Bardot-inspired updo, the next fiery red faux locs, the day after? Internet-breaking ginger shaggy curls.
The ‘Millennial Diva’ doesn’t box herself in, and we love her for it!
So, to inspire your fall hairstyle mood board and prove she’s the ultimate sass Queen, we rounded up some of our favorite Keke Palmer hair moments.
Keep scrolling for the inspiration of the century!
Who said boss bitch glamour, high drama, and mama can’t go hand in hand? Not Keke. This crimped hairstyle is an ode to the 80s, and we love how she bossed it out into this modern zig-zagged, wavy look.
And those fan-out lashes, the drawn-out nude lip combo, and the college girl aesthetic? Guys, is it December already?
Diana Ross Hair
This look makes us wanna Stop! In The Name Of Love (love for this hair). Keke a-t-e it and left no crumbs!
Curly Face-Framing Pieces
The 90s are calling – and they want you to look to Keke Palmer for some bang-spiration! With an updo like this, all you can do is let the face-framing pieces do all the talking.
Shoulder-Length Curls With Silver Highlights
When Beyonce sang ‘Alien Superstar, ’ she might as well have been describing Keke Palmer because that’s what she was givin’ with this sexy ensemble.
The Renaissance look has all the sultry feels, and when paired with some Keke sass, masterfully layered silver streaks, and a sexy LBD, you can be sure to turn heads wherever you go!
This Keke Palmer-approved pony is perfect for anyone who doesn’t love hair touching their face. All you have to do is work some cornrows at the front, clip in your ponytail, spike up some of the hair, and then wrap around the base for a sleek, sophisticated, and seamless finish.
Or you could go with this easy wash-days kinda high pony.
Bring on the volume with this butterfly cut that went mega-viral on all the socials. This Keke Plamer version comprises waist-length face-framing layers, gorgeous choppy, wispy bangs, and subtle copper highlights for an added ‘wow’ effect!
Bold Blue Curls
If you’ve ever wanted to rock a chic but edgy hairstyle, look to Keke Palmer. She rocked this electric blue balayage look during her cameo in Usher’s ‘Boyfriend’ video, and we had nothing but praises for it.
Hot Tip: If you want it to last, touch up the blue every three to five weeks for that eye-catching look.
Told you curtain bangs were back! And Keke surely does know how to rock them like a baddie!
We all know Keke looks fantastic in any look – but this sexy, side-parted bob really proves she’s the ultimate sass Queen. The side part makes it even bolder and adds a thickness that keeps it looking full and drop-dead gorgeous!
Marilyn Monroe Blonde
Keke Palmer’s longtime friend and stylist Tamika Gibson created this Marilyn Monroe-inspired platinum blonde do, and we weren’t mad about it!
She bodied it as she does with every other retro-inspired hairstyle.
This is one of our favorite curly looks on Keke Palmer. Achieving this stunning look requires your stylist’s magic and a world-stopping curling wand – or you can just hit up Keke for the full ‘do guide.
If the messy side-swept version doesn’t cut it for you, you can go for this half-up, half-down version. It’s got the same glamorous effect!
Ok, this Brigette Bardot-inspired style might come with certain ’60s connotations, but it is as classic and timeless as they come.
If Keke Palmer can make it work for the gram (and red carpet), you can also flaunt it during your engagement formal, birthday dinner, or any day you feel like sexyin’ it up a little.
And don’t forget the side bangs – that’s what gives this style that extra wow factor!
It’s not every day that you see an old-school (80s) afro take over the gram. And Keke totally bodied it, proving she is the It-Girl of timeless hairstyles.
Fiery Faux Locs
Keke is givin’ us all the feels with these fierce, fiery-red faux locs. If you’re considering copying this look, these Hayalisha 24-inch Faux Locs ($27) have been flying off the Amazon shelves. But if you’re feeling fancier, Boho Locs has some stunning pieces.
Regal Red Bangs
Speaking of red hair, which Disney Princess does this Keke Palmer ‘do remind you of?
Keke Palmer is in her Big Boss era – and these big, bouncy curls are enough proof. The look is best achieved with an excellent curling iron and some dry texture spray.
Oh, and don’t forget to curl away from your face to create that jaw-dropping 70s-inspired layering effect.
Keke Palmer models this 00’s piecey pixie cut like no other.
Use an airbrush and pressing comb to mimic the look and keep yours looking chic, flat, and smooth for longer.
Old Hollywood Glam
Earlier this year, Keke Palmer graced the red carpet in an outfit that would make Aaliyah and all the Old Hollywood girlies proud.
And while the black Sergio Hudson outfit literally killed it, it’s the timeless French twist that got everyone oohing and aahing for weeks.
Tamika Gibson gave us a quick tutorial on how to recreate it. Watch:
Pssstttt, btw, no glue was involved in this process.
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Another Glamorous Old Hollywood Look
10, 10, 10s across all the board with this hairstyle! Ok, this entire ensemble, really! Can’t wait to recreate it this fall!
Keke Palmer’s cascading braids are the quintessential summer x fall protective style. And while cleaning them can pose a bit of a challenge, some Girl + Hair Clear + Apple Cide Vinegar Hair Rinse ($14) makes it effortless to cleanse your scalp without ruining your style.
Never have we wanted to rock some jumbo braids until now!
Another one! And how perfectly do the glasses compliment the entire look? Très chic!
The Keke Palmer Lavender Buzz Cut
Pixie cuts come in various lengths and shapes. You can go with the piecey cut or shorten it as Keke did with this daring lavender buzz cut. We love how she paired it with a matching lavender lip *chef’s kiss*.
Ginger Shaggy Curls
Classic meets scintillating in Keke Palmer’s va-va-voom shaggy curls.
Sleek And Straight
You could never go wrong with bone-straight hair – and Keke here proves it. If you were blessed with textured tresses, consider investing in a flat iron for your hair type.
But if you prefer the heatless way, TikTok’s been offering some helpful tidbits.