11 Adele hair moments we absolutely love

From her signature vintage bob to long blonde curls, take a look at our favourite Adele hair looks and fashion moments over the years. 

Adele looked stunning while sitting court-side at an NBA game in July, wearing her hair smooth and straight with subtle face-framing highlights. It was another significant moment in her hair evolution that continues to inspire, the Grammy-winning singer further stepping away from the classic-but-with-a-retro-twist look she previously favoured.

Back in August 2020 Adele showed off her initial departure from her once signature bob cut, wearing relaxed long, tumbling golden curls on Instagram, as she celebrated Beyoncé’s visual album, Black Is King.

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Adele took the crown for one of the best hair and makeup looks at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The singer’s beautiful loose updo was paired perfectly with a bold cat eye, rosy cheeks and blush pink lips, along with a stunning emerald Givenchy gown.

Adele arrives at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Adele shocked fans with her slimmed-down frame in a photo shared during Christmas 2019. It wasn’t just her figure that caught our attention. Her collarbone-length hair in big, golden curls was the perfect 50s glam look.

The singer matched her luscious blonde locks with a bold red lip and cat eye to pull off the ultimate red carpet glamour look at the 2012 Grammys.

For her 31st birthday, Adele styled her hair in a 1920s fashion to go with her Great Gatsby-themed party. She rocked a teased hair style with a vintage dress and shimmering jewellery in true 1920s flapper fashion.

Adele donned a 60s-inspired updo when she nabbed the Best Original Song award at the 2013 Golden Globes. The modern twist on the beehive hair was full of volume and bold bangs.

The singer opted for a softer hairstyle at the 2016 Grammy Awards, with a subtle balayage and fresh-cut lob that made her stand out amongst the dramatic red carpet looks.

At Halloween 2017, Adele showed off her quirky and eccentric style in a glitzy outfit and glam look. Her green gown embellished with gold sequins was matched with striking glittery eyeshadow and wild, teased hair. “I can’t with this hair and make up,” said the singer.

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Wishing happy birthday to good friend Drake, Adele showed off her blond locks in a swept up high ponytail that encapsulated her signature vintage glam style we love so much.

The singer gave us major hair envy when she debuted her music video for Send My Love (To Your New Lover) in 2016. Her effortless updo was the perfect touch of glam to go with the floral gown.

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In early 2018, Adele revealed she had married off her best friend Alan Carr to his partner Paul Drayton. The singer stood against a beautiful floral backdrop in a flowing, white, religious garment with her signature bob in exquisite caramel tones.

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Beauty Insider: Jason Hoffman, global beauty director for Laura Mercier

Ever wondered what the secret is to finding the perfect foundation or applying concealer? We find out from Laura Mercier’s global beauty director, Jason Hoffman.

Tell us about Laura Mercier’s famous concept of the flawless face… The flawless face is a process that creates a long-wearing, beautiful, natural-looking complexion using as little product as possible. There are typically four steps: primer, foundation, concealer and powder used in that order. Not all four steps are always required for everyone – it’s about using what works best for you.

Laura Mercier has recently revamped and relaunched her primers. Tell us about what’s new… It was definitely the right time to relaunch them. We are currently giving our products a makeover and Laura wanted to remove the silicone from all primers. We now have the technology to do so
while smoothing the skin and extending the wear of makeup.

There’s so much choice out there these days with foundations promising to do everything from banishing lines and wrinkles to enhancing skin luminosity. Where does one begin when hunting for the perfect foundation?
Personally, I don’t trust any products promising to banish my lines and wrinkles! The first step is determining the coverage and finish you want from your foundation. There are plenty that give a luminous or matte finish as well as sheer to full coverage. Once you determine the coverage and finish, it’s time to try
different formulas and see which ones work best for you. My advice is to keep a compliment tracker and the one that gets the most ‘likes’ wins!

The one thing most people get wrong when choosing a new foundation is…  I often see people with beautiful, healthy skin go for full coverage, oil-free, matte foundations. Very few people actually need all of that.

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The thing most people get wrong when applying foundation is… I am not a fan of using a stippling brush unless you go back with a sponge to buff the product into the skin. Foundation should be a part of the skin, not sit on top of it.

What the most underrated insider tip for applying foundation perfectly every time? Using thin layers and building until you get to the coverage you need instead of over-applying then blending until it is sheer enough.

Do most of us really need to be applying foundation to our entire face? Absolutely not! If you have the right shade, you can apply only where you need the coverage and blend into the skin.

 And how about concealer – what are most of us doing wrong when it comes to applying concealer? I can’t bear to see one more person with beautiful, bright under eyes take a pale yellow concealer and make a big thick triangle under the eye! Nobody needs that much concealer.

Do I apply concealer before or after my foundation? And where exactly should I be applying it? I prefer to apply after foundation so I use less concealer (as it is a heavier product). Just like foundation, concealer should be applied where you need a bit more coverage.

We are seeing a lot of foundations combining the best tech from the make-up world with skin care benefits. Will there ever be a foundation that really does allow us to skip our skincare routine in the mornings? I could certainly see that happening in the near future. Our new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer will actually allow normal/normal to oily skins to be used as the main moisturiser. I am intrigued by thinking even further into the future where skincare can replace current foundation formulas using holographic or reflective pigment technology. Imagine a shade-less foundation!

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