Long before Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga were teetering onto the red carpet with their towering wigs, Patti Labelle had jaws dropping with her sky-high hairdos. Known for belting out hits like "Lady Marmalade," "New Attitude" and "On My Own," the Philadelphia-born singer's hairstyles were symbolic of her career trajectory.
From the big and bouncy curls she sported as frontwoman of the girl group "Labelle" to the gel-sculpted hair designs she broke out in as a solo star, there were no limits for this diva. Labelle has since traded in her wild hair for sleeker styles, however, we're secretly hoping she'll pull out a tub of Let's Jam and revive her over-the-top look.
What's your favorite Patti Labelle hairstyle?
See this R&B diva in action:
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