How Lucy Hale Went From Beauty Newbie To Total Badass

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The internet can't keep its eyes off of Lucy Hale. Whether we're watching her stir up trouble as Aria on Pretty Little Liars, or tracking her ever-evolving hair changes throughout the years, she's a girl we're wild about keeping up with. I mean, it's not every day you see a chick go from pretty side-swept waves at one appearance to a rock-and-roll braid the next.
And since we love seeing what she'll do pretty much anytime she goes out in public, we thought it might be fun to go back and see how Lucy's look has transformed since she first came on the scene way back in 2006. Let's just say that the actress has gracefully morphed from play-it-safe newbie to complete beauty renegade.
Click through to see Lucy's extensive beauty evolution. If anything, she's proof that you can change your look up as often as you want — and look badass all along the way.
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Her half-updo and petal-pink lipstick were seriously sweet at the May 2006 premiere of Surf School.
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A baby-faced Lucy looked fresh-faced — and nearly makeup-free, save for a swipe of lip gloss — at Hollywood Life's Hollywood Style Awards in the fall of 2007.
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At the May 2010 Young Hollywood Awards, Lucy went full glam with bombastic curls and fluttery lashes.
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At the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Lucy debuted what would become one of her signature looks: An old-Hollywood-inspired sideswept 'do with loose waves.
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A satin red lip was the perfect complement for a smart cat-eye at the 2011 People's Choice Awards.
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Lucy paired sooty punk-rock liner with glam waves at the GLAAD Media Awards in April 2011
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She got a little trim —hello, collarbone-grazing ends — just in time for the People's Choice Awards in January 2012.
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Lucy opted for her signature side-sweep at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2012.
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Glinting gold highlights framed her face at the June 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.
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Lucy opted for a cool and piecey braid and a dress-matching lipstick at the Teen Choice Awards in July 2012.
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Lucy rocked out at a Fashion's Night Out event in a high and messy pony back in September 2012.
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The CMA Awards called for full-on glamour with red lipstick and tight curls in 2012.
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A vintage-inspired chignon a slipper-pink lip looked extra soft at the 2012 TeenNick Halo Awards.
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We're taking major inspirational cues from Lucy's falling-out braid at an event for Pretty Little Liars' Halloween episode in 2013.
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The side sweep strikes again at the 2013 CMA Awards.
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At the Jan 2014 People's Choice Awards, Lucy opted for a monochromatic brownish beat to match her classic updo.
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There's very little we dig more than a jagged fishtail braid.
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At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Lucy opted for a bubblegum pink lip to add a modern twist to her deep side-part.
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She was all about those beachy waves and that pastel coral gloss at a June 2014 Macy's appearance.
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Lucy stepped things up a notch with a structured braid that was bumped-up at the crown, and a smoldering smokey eye at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.
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Who says a ponytail can't be ultra-glam?
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Lucy's high-gloss crimson lips were a dead ringer for her scarlet dress at the 2014 CMA Awards.
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While we love a glammed-up Luce, we also love when takes a walk on the casual side. Here, she gave us a matte brown pink lip and bendy waves.
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Lucy showed off brand-new blonder strands at the 2014 American Music Awards.
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And then in April 2015, for a mark beauty event, her hair went up, up, and above the shoulders.
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Back to honey blonde in August of 2015.
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Instead of a black smokey eye, Lucy opted for navy blue at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards. That crisp center part was also major goals.
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Short and rumpled was the name of the hair game at PaleyFest in October 2015.
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Hey, remember the crown braid? Lucy brought it back in a big way at the 2016 People's Choice Awards.
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How cute was this little half-up topknot Lucy was rocking at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour?
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The bronzy tones in Lucy's makeup brought out the reddish tones in her hair at a 2016 visit to SiriusXM Radio.
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Lucy picked a bold peachy pigment for her statement lip at a January 2016 event for BlowPro.
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This slicked-down style was a more editorial look for Lucy, but she totally nailed it at the 2016 ABC Freeform Upfront.
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Burgundy shadow can be notoriously difficult, but Lucy showed us how it was done at this year's Nylon magazine Young Hollywood Event. Also, hello peek-a-boo braid, we see you!
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We're pinning her unicorn braid from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards immediately.
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To celebrate the premiere of Pretty Little Liars this year, Lucy opted for majorly textured tresses.
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Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage.
Between her stick-straight hair, bold brows, and moody lips, we barely recognized Lucy at the 2016 iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards.
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A subtle beach wave was the ideal match for Lucy's pop of pink lips at this year's Teen Choice Awards.
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Lucy's slicked-back strands showed off her brushed-up brows and berry lips at the Elle Women In Hollywood awards this past October.
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Blond hair, don't care! Lucy showed off her rocker strands — and oxblood lips — at the Pretty Little Liars final season premiere in October.
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Different hair & glasses for all my moods 🙃👓♊️

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If you thought Hale would stay a blond for a while, you'd be wrong. A few months later, the actress chopped off her long, sun-kissed ends and went for a brunette bob.
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Fast forward several months and Hale got major hair fatigue, so she went even darker. Despite the goth-like dye job, she still managed to pull a trendy, bright blue liner — which we've been copying ever since.
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Most recently, Hale proved that short cuts shouldn't be left out of the updo category. Attending the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, the star swept her short 'do into a romantic bun, and finished it off with a French braid at the crown.
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