STYLE & BEAUTY
01/10/2012 09:45 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Mary J. Blige Beauty Evolution (PHOTOS)

Mary J. Blige may not regret her "ghetto fabulous" style, but I'd be a fool not to admit I'm glad she's exchanged gel-heavy hairdos and black lip liner for blunt bangs and smoldering eye makeup.

As the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" celebrates her 41st birthday on Wednesday (January 11th), we take a look back at Blige's jaw-dropping beauty transformation. Which hairstyle do you like best on the "Mr. Wrong" singer: piecey pixie, high ponytail or shoulder-grazing layers? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Meanwhile, check out Blige's hottest thigh-high boot looks of 2011!

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Mary J. Blige Beauty Evolution

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