Taylor Swift tends to change up her signature style when she drops an album. From Red's blunt bangs to 1989's lob, Swift's hair has undergone a dramatic shift precisely five times in the past decade. Here, witness to our super-scientific assessment of Taylor Swift's hair evolution.
April 10, 2006
Let's start from the beginning: Here is 17-year-old Taylor Swift in one of her first public appearances, at the 2006 CMT Awards. She will wear these tight curls for the next three years.
November 6, 2006
At the 40th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville.
April 16, 2007
And again the following year (at the 2007 CMT Music Awards).
February 10, 2008
Wearing purple at 50th Grammy Awards.
December 3, 2008
In basically the same look at the 51st Grammy Awards nomination announcement.
April 6, 2009
A little different, but basically the same. At the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards' Artist of the Decade celebration in Las Vegas.
May 9, 2009
With a floral headband in London.
February 8, 2009
Taylor Swift began to favor this curled updo in 2009, seen here at the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
May 18, 2008
And again at the 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
November 12, 2008
Less curly, but still the same, at the 42nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville.
June 16, 2009
To the side at the 2009 CMT Music Awards.
January 12, 2014
Okay, this one is a little out of order. She resuscitated the look in 2014 for the Golden Globes.
September 27, 2010
Then Taylor opted for softer barrel waves at the Roberto Cavalli spring/summer 2011 fashion show in Milan.
May 22, 2011
At the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
August 7, 2011
In a ponytail at Teen Choice 2011 in Universal City, California.
April 3, 2011
More waves at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on in Las Vegas.
September 6, 2012
She chopped her bangs into a straight-edge fringe, beginning stage four of Taylor's hair journey and marking the drop of her album Red (also the beginning of her signature red lip). She attended the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with this look.
November 11, 2012
At the 2012 MTV EMA in Frankfurt, Germany.
November 18, 2012
In an updo at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
December 7, 2012
Again with the red lip at Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 in New York City.
February 10, 2013
Bangs and a milkmaid braid at the Grammys.
February 23, 2015
Taylor announced her now-famous lob on Instagram in 2014.
February 24, 2015
With her newly chopped swept-back hair at the ELLE Style Awards.
May 02, 2016
Taylor debuted her platinum bob at Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of TechnologyMet Gala in 2016, but quickly dyed it back a month later.
July 10, 2016
Taylor returned to a natural color, seen here in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.