Alicia showed off her undercut by rocking heaps of volume in her sideswept locks – if you have natural curls, simply spritz texture spray and run through your locks to add the volume, then hold with hairspray.
The Girl on Fire hitmaker was way ahead of us with the plait trend at last year's Met Gala, rocking a showstopping large braided bun – team with dramatic eye make-up for a statement finish.
Loose curls always make for an elegant look but if you want to slightly toughen up the style, follow Alicia's lead and simply sweep all of your hair to the side for a dramatic finish.
Proving an updo doesn't always have to be super sleek, Alicia added heaps of volume at the roots for a chic quiff. To recreate the look, section off the hair from the forehead back as far as the crown – the bigger the section, the more volume you'll have. Backcomb from the back to the front, making sure to leave the top smooth. Pull back into a ponytail, and secure the quiff with grips.
Don't be afraid of a bold hair accessory - the singer added a glamorous finish to her already super sleek bun with this showstopping black embellished veil.
Struggling to find a new style for short hair? Take note from Alicia and go for a simple yet effective slicked back look – pair with statement red lipstick to make the look really stand out.
If you're looking for an updo with a twist, take inspiration from the American singer and wear your curls swept up for heaps of volume.
Give short hair a retro feel with your tresses swept into side curls, and use rollers to add a twist on the side – this also works well if you have a fringe you want to keep off your face for the night.
If you want to recreate Alicia's sleek and volume-packed hairstyle, prep your hair with texture spray - and you can backcomb at the roots for an extra boost. Use your fingers to smooth away flyaways and secure with grips and hairspray.
Make a statement on a night out with a temporary makeover – use hair chalks to add bold colours such as on-trend pink. Make sure to try the look before the night to avoid any beauty mishaps!
Alicia Keys regularly turns heads on the red carpet with her effortlessly cool and edgy hairstyles. Whether you're struggling to find a new style for short hair or want to rock glamorous curls, we take a look at the top 10 times the singer gave us major hair envy...