16 Over-the-Top Hairstyles From Nicki Minaj

16 Over-the-Top Hairstyles From Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj in Green-Tinted Bob

Recording artist Nicki Minaj visits BET's 106 & Park at BET Studios on March 31, 2010 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

She's gone through more hairstyle switches than just about any other celebrity working today, but instead of wrecking her own hair with too many color changes or drastic cuts, Nicki Minaj does it the smart way -- with enhancements like wigs and extensions. This gallery of the many looks of Nicki showcases soft looks, wild and crazy styles, and even wigs that you can pull off. If you've always wondered how to wear hair enhancements, take a look and see how it's done by a pro!

Donning a soft green bob, Nicki proves that while the color may be a little out there, this is a style that can work for many. Save it for the weekend instead of the office, though.

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Nicki Minaj in Fierce Orange 'Do

Nicki Minaj at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Always wanted to try an outrageous color like this, but worried about damaging your hair? Now you can sport this same bold orange style without concerns about breakage or dryness. Simply slip into a wig the way Nicki Minaj does here -- headset mics are optional!

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Nicki Minaj's Long Blonde Look

Nicki Minaj at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Whether you opt for the bright green shade at the bottom or not, this is a pretty tame look for Ms. Minaj. Full bangs flow into a straight style.

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Nicki Minaj - Hair Full of Volume

Nicki Minaj onstage during VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' on December 3, 2010. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

This wide, wild curly 'do is perfectly bold and dramatic, a great fit for the woman who doesn't want the same ole wig that everyone else is sporting! Tight curls combine with a wedge shape to create a look that should be saved for special occasions -- special and over-the-top dramatic.

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Nicki's Pink Confection

Nicki Minaj portrait session to promote Pink Friday' in London. Dave Hogan/Getty Images

This pretty in pink look features straight bangs in a darker hue and mile-high curls in a lighter shade. You can't take yourself too seriously in a wig like this, as evidenced by Nicki's expression.

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A Softer Style

February 19, 2011 - Nicki Minaj at National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) All-Star Gala. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Evoking some of the best of the 60s and 70s bewigged stars like Tina Turner, this light blonde enhancement features big, soft curls on the ends. Blunt bangs are only slightly turned under.

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Nicki Sports a Multicolored Updo

March 29, 2011 NYC - Nicki Minaj at the Green Auction: A Bid To Save The Earth. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

So you have to be pretty brave to pull this off, but if you want to go over-the-top, you may as well go all the way. One side is blonde, the other acid green -- combine the two colors and this is what you get; one unforgettable 'do! Unless you spend your life in the spotlight, this may be a look you save for Halloween.

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Nicki Minaj - Topping It Pretty

May 12, 2011 Los Angeles - Nicki Minaj at the Samsung Infuse 4G launch event. David Livingston/Getty Images

Add some flair to a short bob wig with a cute hat. This ultra blonde shade may be too drying and damaging for chemically-treated locks, so if you've always wanted to experiment with bright colors, this is the way to go.

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Nicki Minaj Dons Mermaid Waves

Nicki Minaj at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

… if mermaids had pink hair, that is. Long, soft waves cascade from a bright blonde part, so this look is full of pastels. Matching pink lipstick is a must!

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Nicki's Short and Simple Style

Nicki Minaj onstage at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABC

Wigs aren't only for adding length. Some ladies with long hair sport wigs when they want a change to shorter styles. It's a good way to switch up your look without taking shears to your long locks! A short bob flatters many face shapes. You can go bold and blonde, as Nicki Minaj does here, but you can also choose a more subtle color that complements your complexion.

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Candy Colored Updo on Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj poses during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Who could pull this off besides Nicki Minaj? Blonde, bright pink and hot yellow swirl around each other to create an updo that's out of this world.

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Nicki Is Pretty in Pastels

August 28, 2011 - Nicki Minaj at album release party for 'Tha Carter IV' in Los Angeles. David Livingston/Getty Images

Going with the same color scheme as the previous look, but toning it down a little, Nicki steps out in a look that's actually pretty tame (compared to some of her more outrageous 'dos). A more natural blonde shade is the focus here, with bits of bright yellow and soft pink to make it more her style.

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Nicki's Asian Inspiration

September 8, 2011 NYC - Nikki Minaj at Giuseppe Zanotti Boutique. Ben Hider/Getty Images for Giuseppe Zanotti

Wearing an Asian-inspired frock? Then hair like this is a great complement. It can take hours to achieve a traditional geisha 'do, so save yourself some time with a quick imitation. Slipping into a wig like this takes mere minutes, yet allows you to transport yourself into a completely different world. You already know Nicki isn't afraid to take chances or make changes, so this look should be no surprise.

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Nicki Is Nothing If Not Over The Top

September 10, 2011 NYC - Nicki Minaj at the Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 fashion show. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

A huge light pink bow sits atop straight bangs and blonde and pink curls. So this isn't a style for every day or every woman, but it's definitely a style that will get you noticed.​

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Perfect for the Fashionista Like Nicki

September 12, 2011 NYC - Nicki Minaj at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

What better way to enjoy fashion week than in a fashionable updo wig like this? Even the bright color hair and makeup don't detract from the colorful, bobbled dress. When sporting a retro hairstyle like this, match your makeup, as Nicki does here.

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Nicki Is Brilliant in Blue

September 12, 2011 NYC - Nicki Minaj at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 fashion show. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Sure, black, brown, red, copper and blonde are beautiful colors, but why not try blue for something completely different and unforgettable? This straight and curly combo features a Nicki signature -- the blunt cut bangs. The fringe frames her face nicely while the voluminous curls in the back add height and drama.

Nicki Minaj has made a career out of extremely bold hairstyles that are not for the shy. While you don't have to go blue, green or hot pink, you can find a wig that suits you perfectly. Use these hair enhancements for quick style changes that allow for a world of experimentation without fear of damage. Now you can be a platinum blonde or have hair down your back, even if just for the day. Hair can be as much fun as you want it to be, so take a cue from Nicki if you've always wondered what you'd look like as a blue-haired beauty, but were afraid to try it.