Christina Aguilera

Wow! We Hardly Recognized Christina Aguilera (In a Good Way)

Mar/21/2013 at 04:30 PM ET

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Did you do a double-take during your daily visit to Last Night’s Look: Love It or Leave It? Perhaps on the Christina Aguilera slide? If so, you’re not alone: we hardly recognized her ourselves.

Though she’s taking a break from The Voice, the star attended the show’s season 4 screening in a remarkably toned-down look. Though she’d gotten raves for looking low key on the show last year, she soon returned to the out-there hair and makeup she tends to favor.

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That’s why we were (pleasantly!) surprised to see her in a simple, flattering LBD that highlighted her curves in the right ways. Add to that a significantly fresher face, basic heels and hair that looked to be mostly her own and you had the formula for a winning look. She looked healthy, happy and gorgeous, no bells and whistles required.

Tell us: What do you think of Aguilera’s low-key look? Do you miss her wild side?

–Alex Apatoff

Flashback: Birthday Girl Christina Aguilera's Early Days

Dec/18/2012 at 12:15 PM ET

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Christina Aguilera turns 32 years old today, so in honor of her birthday we decided to look through our Aguilera archives to see how far she’s come, style-wise. And if the pictures above are any indication, even in her teens Aguilera loved to make a fashion statement.

One of Aguilera’s first public appearances was back in June of 1998 when she was just 18 (left). It was also the first time she displayed her love of over-the-top hairdos: she donned wavy twists and an all-green outfit that included a sparkly crop top, leather pants and matching eye shadow (and let’s not forget that bejeweled belly tattoo, too).

For another event in January of 1999 (center), Aguilera went for a more reserved hairstyle and a fresh face, but made sure to turn heads in an icy blue leather-like trench and — once again — a sparkly crop top.

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Tabatha's Takeover: Surprising Thoughts for Christina Aguilera

Nov/23/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

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We all know Tabatha Coffey, Bravo’s sharp-tongued Aussie style pro, from her stint on Shear Genius and her latest hit, Tabatha Takes Over. And now, she’s bringing her talents online, joining us at PEOPLE StyleWatch once weekly to dish on some of the bestand worst — celebrity looks of the week. Keep in mind the opinions below belong solely to the stylist … though she’s probably saying what lots of you are thinking, anyway!

Today, she takes on Christina Aguilera, who chose this Grecian Pamella Roland creation for Sunday’s American Music Awards

Raise your hand if you think I’m going to be ruthlessly critical and judgmental about Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards. Okay, now put those hands down because you’re all wrong. She gets enough negative comments and reviews as it is and I’m not going to play into that kind of behavior.

Christina often faces criticism about her curves from the media, something I find to be unacceptable and beyond inappropriate. What I love is how she embraces her voluptuous physique. It’s as if she is telling the media to go f*ck themselves.

I must say this dress is absolutely perfect on her. The ombré color is flattering and the nip at the waist really draws the eye in. The halter is also a smart move because it helps elongate her. Overall the dress accentuates her in all the right places. The clutch is a great match, but I’m not totally thrilled with the shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I like the shoes, but not so much with this actual dress.

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You Have to See Christina Aguilera's Latest Hairdo

Nov/06/2012 at 03:45 PM ET

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Christina Aguilera wanted to start The Voice‘s live shows with a “bang” — and she did just that Monday night with one snazzy hairstyle.

For the episode — and while out after — the star took her already statement-making hair up a notch, adding strawberry highlights, according to her stylist Mark Townsend. He also braided the whole right side of her head into several twists, “so the pink color would show in the front,” he writes on her website, noting that he wanted to “add some fun” to the star’s loud look.

“We wanted something fun and rock and roll with a touch of pop and color to best represent TeamXtina,” Aguilera adds. The same went for makeup. “She told me to go for it,” makeup artist Kristofer Buckle writes, explaining he gave her a smoky eye and bold pink lip to complement her hair color. “Christina quite unapologetically doesn’t follow the rule that less is more,” he shares.

Though Aguilera has been experimenting with her looks a lot lately — take her bold “Your Body” video, for example — we think this might be her loudest style statement yet. We want to know what you think: Is the look fun or is it too crazy for your taste? Vote below!

–Jennifer Cress

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Find Out What Makes Christina Aguilera's New Scent So Sensual

Oct/31/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

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Christina Aguilera has a new message in a bottle: the pop diva’s latest fragrance, Red Sin, appeals to the lady looking to underscore her sensual side.

“I want women to feel empowered, more boldly sexy and unafraid to be a little mysterious,” Aguilera told PEOPLE while sitting in the theater of her Los Angeles home recently. “It’s for the woman that exudes confidence, but is also for those women who may be a little timid or shy about feeling sexy and need a little inspiration.”

With notes of cinnamon and red apple, Aguilera’s latest scent also touches on temptation. “Like in fairy tales,” says The Voice coach, whose new album Lotus will drop Nov. 13. “A red apple can be seductive, alluring and enticing.”

Incorporating her “go-to” color in the title and design, Aguilera believes red is a mood enhancer. “That’s why my bedroom has red accents,” says the singer, who shot the commercial for Red Sin in her own boudoir.

Another bedroom secret? “I put on fragrance before I got to bed and get under the covers,” she says. “It relaxes me, makes me feel sexy and hopefully gives me seductive dreams.” But, she admits with a chuckle, there are those occasional “unsexy bedtime scents like Vicks.”

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Which Hair Color Trend Do You Prefer: Two-Toned or Ombré?

Oct/18/2012 at 06:15 PM ET

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Christina Aguilera and Lauren Conrad have little in common, except for the fact that they both like to experiment with their hair colors.

The designer is known for her subtle ombré look — a dark blonde at the roots that gradually fades into bleached-out tips — while the daring pop star recently tried a more shocking two-toned route: platinum strands with vibrant reddish-pink tips.

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Is 'My Little Pony Hair' Officially a Thing?

Oct/05/2012 at 03:30 PM ET

Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera Paul Drinkwater/NBC; FameFlynet

We would have never guessed that this ’80s children’s cartoon would someday be an influencer in the style world, but after seeing these pop stars’ manes, it appears that My Little Pony is just that.

Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears all seem to be using My Little Pony as their tress-piration. The three singers recently revealed rainbow dip-dyed hair that’s very reminiscent of the unicorns’ manes on the retro show.

On Wednesday, Lavigne debuted her new hairdo, which features lavender highlights to go along with her already hot pink tips. And since August, The Voice judge Aguilera has been sporting her own multicolored pink-and-purple tresses.

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