Teardrops may have been falling on her guitar, but her natural curly hair texture was nothing to cry over.
Her curls didn’t just grace her first album cover. The star wore them on red carpets and added in her signature side-swept bang.
Swift then discovered a curling iron, definining her natural texture into perfect ringlets.
The singer was fearless about flaunting her voluminous curls on her album covers.
She may have won her first Moonman for “You Belong With Me,” but her hair also deserved a statue.
Then there was that time she took home 4 CMA Awards while experimenting with a faux bob.
Her Speak Now album cover still followed the country style motto: Go big or go home.
But sometime in 2011, Swift was introduced to a flat iron, and started smoothing her strands on a more regular basis.
She adopted the straight style into her everyday look, and even traded her beloved side bang for a straight set of fringe.
Swift also began to dabble with loose, ethereal waves.
Then came 2013, the Year of the Pony, as she sported the look, paired with her straight bangs, to almost every event.
And one day, life as we knew it changed. Swift returned to her side bang and chopped off her long hair into a shoulder-grazing bob.
“I actually cut my hair here [in London], in the O2 arena backstage. All my friends watched, including Ellie Goulding,” she told KISS FMUK in about the spontaneous haircut. “I was planning it for six months. I was like, I’m doing it. I’m cutting my hair. I’m changing my hair for the first time ever.”
She began to experiment with Old Hollwood-inspired curls like this metro look worn to the Met Gala.
The following year, she even went shorter…
… and even shorter…
… and shorter!
Then, she made friends with a bottle of bleach and took her natural blonde hue up a few notches, debuting a shocking shade of platinum which became known as the “Vogue” makeover.
She ditched the bleach once she started dating Tom Hiddleston…then a few months later, she ditched Tom Hiddleston too.
But in the end, Swift’s strands went right back to where they came from: natural curls, bangs, and her original dirty blonde color which she’s been sporting for as part of her Reputation album roll out.