Kylie Minogue’s Complete Beauty Evolution

From '80s perm to beachy blonde waves

From her scene-stealing role of Charlene on Neighbours to her romance with the late Michael Hutchinson and her stellar music career spanning over thirty years – we’ve watched Kylie Minogue transform before our very eyes. We feel like we’ve grown-up alongside her – put simply, she’s our Kylie. 

When it comes to the 50-year-old’s ever-changing hairstyles, she evolved with her career. Seeing her switch her 80s’ perm for a platinum blonde pixie crop and embrace her diva status with glamorous waves. 

Here, the superstar’s complete beauty evolution. 


1983: She won over the nation playing Charlene Robinson on the iconic Aussie soap Neighbours for two-years. Epitomising the ’80s with the most memorable hairstyle of the era: the perm. 

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1988: Her sandy blonde waves were styled into a messy updo for this early headshot from Kylie’s acting career. With two albums already topping the charts – I Should Be So Lucky and Enjoy Yourself – she had just quit Neighbours and was ready to shed her girl-next-door image. 

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1990: The nineties saw Kylie take more chances – the lips were painted a crimson red and her hair was noticeably lighter.    



1991: Stepping out with INXS lead singer Michael Hutchinson. Along with a new image, Kylie debuted her shorter ‘do. Despite ending their headline-grabbing romance after a few tumultuous years the musicians remained close until Hutchinson’s tragic death in 1997.



1999: Gone were the blonde curls as she stepped out with straight brunette tresses on the red carpet for the Brit Awards.

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2002: The naughties saw Kylie take her look to the next level following the release of her international smash hit Spinning  Around. Here, she steps out at the Grammy awards.

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2011: The chameleon experimented with a series of different shades, like this chestnut brown shade which highlighted her bright blue eyes. 

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2006: Following her brave battle with breast cancer Kylie attended the Chanel fashion show in Paris with a wavy blonde pixie haircut. 

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2016: On the red carpet in London with side-swept bangs and loose Hollywood waves. 

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2018: A curtain fringe and shoulder-length waves perfectly frame Kylie’s face for a flattering modern style. 


For more with Kylie Minogue pick up a copy of our March issue, available from Thursday, January 31st 2019. 

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