Miley Cyrus' Beauty Evolution Is Nothing Short Of Mesmerizing

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You're certainly familiar with the term "old soul," but we're taking it a step further and dubbing Miley Cyrus an old beauty soul. Today, she turns 24 years old, but if you were to judge the songstress by her beauty evolution, she's well beyond her years. And we mean decades past them.

Cyrus has tried more looks than most of us will attempt in a lifetime, from extensions to bobs to pixie cuts — not to mention a few wigs and hair accessories in the mix. And makeup? She's changed a lot since the late aughts, when false lashes and bronzed skin were her signature.

To properly celebrate the birthday girl, we've rounded up the beauty looks that have defined her changing look. From Hannah Montana all the way to today, let's take a trip down memory lane. HBD, Miley!


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June 2007
Who could forget the alter ego that brought Cyrus into the spotlight? Here, she's in her Hannah Montana wig at a licensing expo in New York.
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August 2007
Baby Miley! Okay fine, she's 15 here, but still so young to be on a red carpet. In true teen fashion, Cyrus matched her eye shadow to her silver frock for the Teen Choice Awards.
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November 2007
Just a few days before her 16th birthday, Cyrus hit the American Music Awards red carpet with chunky blonde streaks. Which, mind you, were en vogue at the time.
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January 2010
Flash forward a few years and Cyrus entered the world of extensions, sporting mermaid lengths (and a helping of bronzer) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
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March 2010
For the Oscars that same year, Cyrus experimented with a mature updo and a fluttery set of lashes.
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November 2012
By the end of that same year, Cyrus had the extensions back in and was dipping her toes into the world of lighter locks, here in Spain. Also: Note the Tragic Kingdom-era throwback bindi.
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December 2011
At an event in Los Angeles, Cyrus wore a textured braid that still gives us hair envy, years later.
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January 2012
Extension-free, but still noticeably bronzed, Cyrus attended the People's Choice Awards with her full lashes and an ear full of jewelry.
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March 2012
Cyrus walked the red carpet at The Hunger Games premiere rocking the first of many forthcoming haircuts. Her go-to makeup look, however, stayed pretty much the same, with tan skin and a heavy lash.
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May 2012
Cyrus brought out her nose piercing and a rather unexpected teased 'do for the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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September 2012
BOOM! Four months later, Cyrus debuted her new buzzed-and-bleached locks at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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February 2013
By that winter, Cyrus nailed her buzz cut style: The length was shorter (and in our opinion, far cooler) and the tone had gone from yellow to a gorgeous white-blonde platinum. RIP chunky faux lashes; she also tried out a more natural makeup look.
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May 2013
While certainly not the first time Cyrus wore a red lip, it's around now that it's become one of her trademarks. Her Met Gala hair got her a bit of attention, but nothing compared to what was brewing, of course...
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December 2013
The nails! The wig! The matching red lip! There's a lot to like about Cyrus' look at one of her concerts in Los Angeles.
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December 2013
In one of our favorite looks from this slideshow, Cyrus mastered a glowy complexion and is at the top of her brow and red lip game. Her hair color is soft and is the perfect length to show off her on-trend undercut.
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January 2014
And just when you thought you loved her last look the best...Cyrus' platinum pixie and soft makeup, courtesy of Pati Dubroff, stuns at a pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles.
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December 2014
Here she is dabbling in pink hair and a braided topknot with BFF designer Jeremy Scott at a Moschino party in Miami.
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January 2015
No beauty evolution would be complete without a makeup collab. Cyrus was the face of MAC's 2015 Viva Glam release, which you can read more about, here.
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May 2015
The Met Ball calls for statement-making looks. Cyrus experimented with colorful hair again and paired it with the most unexpected beauty look she tried in a while: A nearly bare face.
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June 2015
At the amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York this summer, Cyrus wore more trends than we can count, including glittery roots, a single braid, and fresh, luminous skin.
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December 2015
It's been a long, long time since we've seen Cyrus' hair even graze her shoulders — and we dig it.
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March 2016
A new year meant bright color, fresh fringe, and pigtail buns.
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May 2016
Cyrus is proof that a little root grow-in never hurt nobody. The star looks cool and fresh-faced for the late-night circuit.
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September 2016
Her signature IDGAF topknot is back, and with it: simple, shimmery makeup.
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September 2016
The root-grow in continues, resulting in a cool, rock-n-roll vibe.
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September 2016
Cyrus took a turn for the girly on The Voice, rocking a bow, voluminous top-knot, and — of course — unicorn earrings.
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October 2016
The bow lives on at Variety's Power of Women event. This cute, velvet version is proof that the best hair accessories need not be expensive.
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