For Her 30th Birthday, A Guide To Taylor Swift’s Most Iconic Hairstyles

Whether you love her, hate her, or fall somewhere in the middle depending on the album in question, we can all agree that Taylor Swift has evolved — not only in music genre with of-the-moment Lover, but also in her wardrobe, her makeup, and the way she wears her hair.

From the angelic Teardrops On My Guitar ringlets that defined early-'00s country to the badass bangs she debuted for Red, there are a few standout T. Swift hairstyles that truly stole our hearts.

In honor of the star's 30th birthday, we're taking you all the way back, reliving the best Taylor Swift hair moments ever. May they inspire your next bouffant bun, platinum color, or, at the very least, prove that some people — Swift prime among them — are just better at having bangs than others.

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2007 CMT Awards


Who could forget the perfect corkscrew ringlets that were the calling card of Swift's budding stardom?
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2009 MTV Video Music Awards


When styled up in a bun, Swift's hair kept its romantic appeal with a few curls left out around her face.
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2011 Teen Choice Awards


The slightly askew ponytail with side bangs was a look we all tried in middle school, probably with powder-blue eyeshadow, too.
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2012 MTV Video Music Awards


After its debut in 2012, the full bang catapulted Swift from country to pop (from a hairstyle perspective).
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2013 MTV Video Music Awards


For a few years, the soft and youthful ringlets became glam Hollywood waves.
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2014 MET Gala


And the length inched shorter and shorter...
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2015 Billboard Music Awards


Come 2015, the cut was all kinds of cool: shaggy, shoulder-skimming, and dirty blonde in color.
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2016 BMI Pop Awards


Every blonde has to try platinum at one point or another, and this was T. Swift's moment.
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2018 American Music Awards


By 2018, Swift was back to longer length and updos, this one a '60s bouffant-style bun.
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2019 TIME 100 Gala


We love a romantic Swift: She's 30 years old and blissed out in love, and has a boho floral headband to prove it.
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