One of the best things about having a short pixie haircut is the versatility it provides. Most important, you can tuck it securely under a variety of wigs or extensions, changing your look as often as you please. Want more proof? Well, Miley Cyrus sported red hair — thanks to a long, curly wig — on Instagram, aka her visual playground that always hosts a variety of unexplainable and fabulously freaky photos. In my opinion, this wig look is essentially Miley's modern day take on Rapunzel. The singer really let down her faux hair in the pic, which is a change of pace, since we're so used to her with short strands. Or focusing on her doing things like dyeing her armpit hair.
But when Miley, who chopped off her hair three years ago this month, donned a really long and curly wig, it was an exercise in the extremes that I've come to expect and appreciate from the wild child. There's no middle ground with Miley's looks. Miley went from cropped to a cascade in an Instagram instant. The strands hang all the way down to her thighs, and the auburn color reminds me of Lana Del Rey's locks.
Even Miley herself seems to be marveling at her transformation in this mirror selfie. It's too long and thick to toss into a bun atop her head, too. That hair has pretty much has it's own zip code.
Cyrus also has a lot of tattoos on her fingers, which I am somehow noticing just now. They go well with the red hair.
Cyrus ditched the wig as quickly as she donned it. It was an IG moment. But majorly lengthy hair was her thing long before the wig had it's moment on Instagram. Let's reminisce.
Remember when Miley was mega-long and golden blonde with dark roots?
It seems like so long ago that she was ombre, doesn't it?
Check out another memory lane shot of Miley with long, auburn curls. Then there's that fake 'stache. This look is probably the most similar to her Rapunzel wig.
Long hair, don't care.
Mermaid hair was a thing for Miley in the earlier part of this decade.
Something tells me she doesn't miss her longer, Hanna Montana-era locks too much.
OK, that's one last look at long-haired Miley Cyrus, sufficiently proving that whether her hair is long, short, or covered with a wig, Miley certainly knows how to work a look.
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