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See Britney Spears’ Hair Evolution In 30 Stunning Pics

From bobs to extensions, from blonde to black... these pics show it all.

There have been many iconic iterations of Britney Spears' style during the past couple decades -- from her "innocent" schoolgirl unis to her sexy sequined bodysuits. But as much as her clothes have drastically changed with the times, it's her hair evolution that's perhaps the most shocking and impressive.

This is a woman who can pull off literally any hue, cut, and style... which is why her new lavender-tipped locks are our fave summer obsession. Let's take a look back at all the times Britney proved herself a true hair chameleon, starting way, way back in 1998.

  1. When we first met Brit, she was a tan, fresh-faced teen with that perfectly ‘90s, middle-parted, Rachel Green-esque flawlessness to her locks.
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  2. Hard to believe, but this pic was taken the same year as that album cover photo shoot above. Here, Brit’s hair is a little less golden, a little messier, and so wonderfully tousled.
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  3. In 1999, girls wore sparkly, tiara-like headbands on the reg because we all wanted to marry Prince William and be a princess. Yes, even Britney.
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  4. Brit soon made her mark in the music world as a perky, pigtailed pop sensation (who apparently bought out Bath & Body Works' entire supply of roll-on body glitter).
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  5. But later that year, she debuted a shorter ‘do, probably because she was too busy dominating the MTV Europe Awards to bother with long locks.
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  6. For Brit, the new millennium meant a sexier sophomore album and plenty of hair extensions. Here, we see the partially crimped style she so fiercely rocked.
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  7. The updated version of that crimped ‘do was this one: a 2001-appropriate middle part with tiny braids expertly placed throughout her straight, honey-colored locks.
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  8. Later that year, Brit opted for lighter, layered curls.
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  9. 2002 was a weird year for Brit’s hair, only because she so dramatically transformed it from these giant, voluminous curls at the Grammys…
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  10. …to this short, straight style for the “Crossroads” premiere.
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  11. Oh HAYYYY, Britney’s bob! In ’03, she sported a thick, red-streaked bob that was cute while it lasted.
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  12. But by the end of the year, she opted for a thinner, feathered look (shown under a denim newsboy cap because this was 2003, DUH).
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  13. By 2004, she was back to “long hair, don’t care” mode.
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  14. And 2005 saw the debut of her gorgeous, chestnut-colored tresses.
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  15. Clearly happy with her darker ‘do, Brit briefly went black-haired in summer ’06, around the time of Blackout
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  16. …but she was back to a straight, light bob that winter.
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  17. As we all know, 2007 was a bit of a tough year for Brit. There was the infamous hair-shaving incident, which preceded some visible problems with her roots.
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  18. But for her big VMAs comeback, she was noticeably more luminous with a light, shoulder-length ‘do. GIMME MORE.
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  19. Smooth, shiny curls = happy, award-winning Britney.
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  20. In 2010, she went back to dark brown, voluminous curls.
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  21. And then she glammed it up the next year with a long, golden blowout for her Femme Fatale promo tour.
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  22. Britney kicked off 2012 with a new judging gig on the “X Factor.” During the auditions, she stepped out with shoulder-length, platinum tresses and dark roots.
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  23. And by the finale, she was rocking long locks and straight, blunt bangs.
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  24. New year, new color -- this light brown hue she rocked in 2013 was absolutely gorgeous.
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  25. By that summer, she had lightened things up yet again.
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  26. In early 2014, Britney favored a short, half updo.
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  27. Then she turned up the drama with long, reddish curls.
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  28. And she finished off the year with a bob that was shorter than we’d see from her in a while. Very soccer mom-esque.
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  29. 2015 saw the return of Brit’s signature long blonde locks, which she effortlessly flaunted at the ESPYs in July.
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  30. But now, it looks like our girl has spiced things by adding pretty lavender tips. Yep, this girl is never, ever boring with her style choices. Keep killin’ it, Brit!