02/10/2013 07:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Janelle Monáe's Grammys Pompadour Remains Perfectly Perched Underneath Her Hat (PHOTO)

I'm still trying to perfect hat hair. With the nasty winter weather we've been trudging through in the Northeast (thanks Nemo!), you'd think I'd have it down pat by now. Yet, my naturally curly hair takes Gumby form as soon as I put on a slick topper. Womp! Womp!

But after seeing Janelle Monáe's hat hair at the 2013 Grammys (and at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala), I haven't lost hope just yet.

The "Cold War" singer looked dapper in her signature black-and-white uniform. As she reminisced with E! host Giuliana Rancic about crowd surfing at the 2011 Grammys, we zoned in on Monáe's perfectly-perched pompadour. A natural at sculpting the retro-inspired hairstyle herself, she admitted to Rancic that she relied on stylists for tonight's event.

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Monáe's pompadour has just the right amount of sheen so that it doesn't go missing underneath her black bolero. And can we discuss her matte foundation, well-groomed brows and bright red lipstick? She's owning her CoverGirl status!

What do you think about Janelle Monáe's Grammys hairstyle? Should she toss the bolero hat? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

See all the fashion hits and misses at the 2013 Grammy Awards in our continually-updated slideshow below!

2013 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

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