Taylor Swift's Hair Evolution

The Old Taylor may be "dead," but we'll never forget her ever-changing hairstyles through the years. Here, every look she's had, from bouncy ringlets to her platinum, banged bob

01 of 19

2006

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Teardrops may have been falling on her guitar, but her natural curly hair texture was nothing to cry over.

02 of 19

2007

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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.

03 of 19

2008

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Swift then discovered a curling iron, definining her natural texture into perfect ringlets.

04 of 19

2008

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The singer was fearless about flaunting her voluminous curls on her album covers.

05 of 19

2009

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She may have won her first Moonman for "You Belong With Me," but her hair also deserved a statue.

06 of 19

2009

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Then there was that time she took home 4 CMA Awards while experimenting with a faux bob.

07 of 19

2010

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Her Speak Now album cover still followed the country style motto: Go big or go home.

08 of 19

2011

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But sometime in 2011, Swift was introduced to a flat iron, and started smoothing her strands on a more regular basis.

09 of 19

2012

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
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She adopted the straight style into her everyday look, and even traded her beloved side bang for a straight set of fringe.

10 of 19

2012

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Swift also began to dabble with loose, ethereal waves.

11 of 19

2013

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Then came 2013, the Year of the Pony, as she sported the look, paired with her straight bangs, to almost every event.

12 of 19

2014

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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.”

13 of 19

2014

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She began to experiment with Old Hollwood-inspired curls like this metro look worn to the Met Gala.

14 of 19

2015

2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards On NBC - Arrivals

The following year, she even went shorter...

15 of 19

2016

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... and even shorter...

16 of 19

2016

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... and shorter!

17 of 19

2016

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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.

18 of 19

2016

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She ditched the bleach once she started dating Tom Hiddleston...then a few months later, she ditched Tom Hiddleston too.

19 of 19

2017

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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.

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