Megan Thee Stallion's New Hairdo Channels Hot Girl Summer Energy

A sunkissed look, even in the dead of winter.

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2023 GQ Men of the Year at Bar Marmont on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Over the last few years, Megan Thee Stallion has become a staple of the contemporary hip hip scene, dominating charts year after year with hits like “Savage,” “Hot Girl Summer,” and “WAP.” Her raps frequently feature empowering, sometimes tongue in cheek, lyrics, and are characterized by impressive breathwork and length. But Megan’s garnered a reputation for more than just her music: Her sense of style, particularly when it comes to how she styles her hair, is unparalleled. After all, who can forget when she flaunted her natural hair in long, voluminous curls at the Vanity Fair Oscars party earlier this year? Or when she went for a spiky updo at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue launch in 2021? Just earlier this week, she made headlines with long blonde hair that nodded to Mean Girls character Regina George—and now, not even a week later, she’s mixed up her look again.

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Yesterday, Megan posted a carousel of photos to her Instagram that featured her textured hair worn natural and down to her shoulders, but featuring new honey brown highlights. The look, paired with her cutout bodysuit, gave the musician an overall sunkissed, vacation-ready look that happens to be right on trend this winter: Megan is among a handful of celebrities who have lightened their hair this winter, in addition to Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kate Beckinsale, Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, and others. 

Megan showed off her hair and her striking outfit throughout the collection of photos, rounding out the carousel with snaps and a short video of her and her friends out to dinner, celebrating one’s birthday at a restaurant. 

If this new celebrity hair trend has you seriously considering highlights, check out our guide to choosing the best shade for you. We also have a thorough guide to (safely) dying your brown hair blonde, as per a hairstylist.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, fashion, culture, and politics both at Marie Claire and for publications like The New York Times, Bustle, and HuffPost Personal. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, including two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy. As a film school graduate, she loves all things media and can be found making art when she's not busy writing.