Brandy and Monica’s Iconic Hairstyles Are Just As Good As Their Hits

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When two iconic R&B queens come together, you know you’re in for an unforgettable night. Turns out that’s exactly what we got on Monday night (Aug. 31st) when Brandy and Monica reunited for what can only be described as the greatest musical battle of all time.

During the three-hour long Verzuz showdown (watch it here), hits were played, Moesha-worthy poems were shared, and that rumored decades-long feud was finally put to rest. Oh and the duo even gave us a live 2020 rendition of their iconic duet “The Boy is Mine.” To put it simply, the entire night was #blackgirlmagic at its finest. To the surprise of absolutely no one, their session shattered major records, bringing in 1.2 million views on the Instagram livestream.

With all the ‘90s nostalgia that was served up that night, we couldn’t help but reminisce about all the epic hair moments that Brandy and Monica have blessed us with over the years. Here are some of our favorite hair looks from the two musical legends.

Monica, 1990s

During the ‘90s, “Miss Thang” was known to sport a pixie cut and over time, it became her signature style.

Brandy, 1995

We can all thank Brandy for our box braids obsession. The star became known for her famous micro braids during this time and even made the style mainstream with her hit TV show Moesha.

Brandy & Monica, 1998

At the 1998 MTV Music Awards, the R&B legends not only slayed their first live performance of their iconic “The Boy is Mine” duet, but also the red carpet with these killer looks. Monica looked gorgeous with a curled updo with some face-framing tendrils while Brandy styled her braids in a spiky half-up half-down hairdo.

Brandy & Monica, 1999

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The duo took home their first Grammy for “The Boy is Mine” in 1999, wearing the cutest coordinating outfits. Monica looked super chic with her sleek strands and middle part while Brandy opted for a braided updo.

Brandy, 2002

Brandy’s third album “Full Moon” rang in a new era for the singer as well as a whole new look. She left behind her signature braids in favor of straight hair and wispy bangs ,as seen on her album cover.

Throughout the era, the star often experimented with different styles like this spiky updo with straight face-framing strands that she wore in her “Full Moon” music video.

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Brandy, 2004

By the time she dropped her fourth album “Afrodisiac”, the star was sporting a gorgeous reddish-brown shade.

Monica, 2005

Around the time of the release of her fifth album, “The Making of Me”, the songstress was often spotted with honey-blonde tousled bob.

Brandy, 2010

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Dancing With The Stars ✨??

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As a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, the performer looked stunning as ever sashaying across the dance floor with bone-straight hair and blunt bangs.

Brandy, 2012

For the American Music Awards, the singer traded in her long locks for a wavy faux bob that looked super chic.

Brandy, 2012

The star served up ‘70s disco diva vibes at the Billboard Music Awards with her crown of voluminous curls.

Monica, 2016

The singer looked flawless as ever in 2016 when she debuted some eyebrow-skimming fringe.

Monica, 2017

The starlet gave her signature short ‘do a major refresh in 2017. We’re sure she turned major heads with this platinum blonde pixie!

Brandy, 2017

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@4everbrandy at the photo call for #Chicago #Photocall

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Brandy kept it cool and casual at the photo call for Broadway’s Chicago with this stunning Marley twists updo. The singer played the role of Roxie Hart in the popular musical.

Monica, 2018

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Sideline Hoe Fever @monicabrown

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The singer brought the glam to the opening of Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum, rocking a stylish topknot and some super long locks.

Brandy, 2019

The entertainer wowed us all on the Black Girls Rock red carpet with her baby pink Havana twists that perfectly completed her bohemian ensemble.

Monica, 2019

The star proved that she can rock any hair color with ease, even a pastel pink, with her tousled bob.

Monica, 2020

The singer’s blonde hair made it’s epic return this year, this time in the form of a sleek blunt bob. We love that she styled the look with a cool camo bucket hat.

Brandy, 2020

We’re beyond obsessed with these beaded Fulani braids that the singer shared on Instagram. From those colorful beads to that braided topknot, what’s not to love!

Which look was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!