Our love affair with Lucy Hale began the very first time Pretty Little Liars aired. Back then (in 2010 to be exact), we were enthralled with the star's long waves, which remained intact for years — until she and her longtime hairstylist Kristin Ess began taking her hair shorter. And shorter. And shorter … eventually into an above-the-chin bob.
“I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of my short hair,” Lucy told PeopleStyle last year, adding, “it changed my life for the better. It’s just easier, and it’s more fun!”
Not only have we tried to style our strands like Lucy's using her favorite products from Ess' line (like the Curl Cream and Beach Wave Spray), we’ve also kept our eyes peeled for every second of this evolution. So in order to keep track, here's every length she's rocked from 2014 to now.
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Is that you, Aria? We'll never forget Lucy's long, coiffed locks, which she wore for several seasons while playing Miss Montgomery.
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The star turned heads when she traded her long waves for a collarbone-length cut.
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Lucy was among the first stars to give the "lob" a major moment – which seems to have enticed her to keep cutting. She went shorter a mere month later.
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We knew she was serious about going super-short when she debuted this shoulder-sweeping style.
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The star initally revealed jaw-length look two years ago – but the do was short-lived.
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Almost immediately, Lucy grew her hair out.
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Then, months later, she dabbled with a bob again, this time an edgy, choppy take on the classic style.
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The hair chameleon doesn't limit her style switch-ups to just cuts, she experiments with different colors, like this auburn hue, too.
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The star let her hair grow out to her collarbones once again, adding fun fringe. (And this faux set paired perfectly with her shaggy lob, if we do say so ourselves.)
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But an even bigger switch was imminent. Lucy emerged with a mid-length blonde look, which she sported for a short while between filming PLL.
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Yet a new year brought another new do, this one a black lob so sleek and sexy we still look to it for style inspiration.
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And Lucy wasn't through. Her next chop ranks among her shortest looks to date: a blunt, jaw-length bob...
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...which she proved could be worn either straight or wavy.
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The star has been maintaining a similar length for months, letting it grow slightly longer for time to time between trims.
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For her most recent look, Lucy kept her go-to texture but updated the style with an off-center part, which she punctuated by pulling one side behind her ear and adding a vampy lip.