21 Taylor Swift Hairstyles That Showcase The Singers Evolution In Both Beauty and Music

LAS VEGAS - MAY 23: Country singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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The evolution of Taylor Swift's hair is a very short, but sweet road. The newly claimed pop star got her start in country music and at that time her hair was very reflective of the genre she was focused on. Her adorable ringlet curls became synonymous with her name and prompted the question "how does she make her curls look so effortless?". As time went on Swift began to play around with other hairstyles, eventually taking that full head of curls into new territory when she began straightening her bangs and transforming the ringlets into soft waves. But, the new hairstyles wouldn't stop there.

Over the years fans have watched Swift move from teenage country gal, to a 20-something modern country star, and eventually to a full on pop star. As her sound started to rapidly move more towards pop music and further away from country, Swift's hair began to change as well. Becoming a pop icon requires a lot of style changing and Swift seems to have her finger firmly set on the pulse of fashion and beauty and how it relates directly to her business of art. Her hairstyle changes have become just as interesting as her ex-boyfriends and award show dance moves. As her music and personality evolves so does her hair. Each chapter of her life both personally and musically can be documented by hairstyle.

The timeline below will remind you just how strategic Taylor Swift's hair evolution really is. 

1. INNOCENT BEGINNINGS

It feels only slightly reminiscent of Avril Lavigne when we see a young Taylor Swift here playing her acoustic guitar set before she won everyone over with "Tear Drops on My Guitar". 

2. POSTER CURLS

Her perfect curls had the guys and the girls swooning. They quickly became one of the most notable things about her. 

3. SWITCHING IT UP

As her music gained notoriety, Swifty began to straighten her bangs showing a new subtle maturity. 

4. SWEET ACCESSORIES 

She also tested out some boho inspired hair pieces. 

5. ENCHANTED JEWELS 

She made those same hair accessories look elegant with diamonds too!

6. GROWING UP

As she began to grow up in the spotlight, fans saw those staple ringlets turn into soft waves as Swift began to grow out her bangs and move towards a more grown up look.

7. MORE SPARKLE

... But she still rocked those diamond headbands like a pro. 

8. BEFORE THE BIG CHANGE

This is what T Swift looked like before she decided to wave goodbye to her signature curls.

9. THE SWITCH UP

By the time her third album Speak Now was released Tayor was very slowly beginning to let go of her curls.

10. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT

She also introduced us to straight hair Swift.

11. NOWHERE BUT UP

And up do Swift.

12. MEAN BRAIDS

When her last single "Mean" was released from Speak Now, Taylor was rocking the side braid.

13. SEEING RED

The album RED placed Taylor Swift on the map in the world of pop music and it came along with a massive change in style both musically and physically for the young singer and songwriter. 

14. NOTHING SHORT OF TROUBLE 

When the music video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" hit YouTube, fans freaked out over the rebellious Taylor Swift transformation. 

15. AWARD WINNING

We saw another glimpse of her short locks when she accepted her award for Best Female Video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

16. LONG HAIR DON'T CARE

As the success of her RED album and tour continued, Taylor Swift allowed her long hair and blunt bangs to flow freely. 

17. MOVING UP 

She still showed off an impeccable up do around this time too!

18. TRANSITIONING BEAUTY

Coming off her long train of success with RED, Swift began to let her bangs and hair length grow out, hinting towards a new evolution in her hair styling efforts. 

19. CROP SHOCK

Then she went and chopped it all off — AND IT LOOKED FABULOUS

20. GROWING PAINS

Eventually that look began to grow out too and we wondered, what would Taylor Swift do next?

21. POPTASTIC FUTURE

She got a nice trim, straightened it out and announced to the world that she was officially making her move from country to pop star, and I have to say, it looks good on her. 

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