Justin Timberlake Doesn't Age — & His Evolution Proves It

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Even those of us who are torn on the *NSYNC-versus-Backstreet Boys debate have a hard time denying the love we have for Justin Timberlake. The 35-year-old has been in the spotlight since 1993 (see: The Mickey Mouse Club with Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears), and we've been following his rise the whole time. Don't think we'll ever forget his bleached tips and that infamous denim ensemble.

And while we mourned the day the band broke up, Timberlake has proven his versatility. He's become a full-fledged movie star, producer, and doting father. Throughout the years, he's also made major style changes. There were the hat years, the braids, the curls — and we've got to say, he kind of rocked every look. Ahead, click through to see his impressive transformations. But fair warning: Be prepared to dig out those old TigerBeat posters when you go home for the holidays, because he'll tear up your heart all over again.

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1998 meant a baby-faced Timberlake with frosted tips.
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The curls were iconic, but they didn't stick around for long...
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2000 was the last year we'd see Timberlake's full head of spirals in all its glory.
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The cornrows are questionable, but we've still got some love in our hearts for a badass Y2K-era bandana.
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Why are we just noticing J.T.'s impeccable, bold brows?
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Canadian tuxedo, goatee, cowboy hat, diamond studs, sunnies — J.T. certainly wasn't scared of a look...
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Hello, buzz cut!
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Timberlake loosened his curls and went for a bronzed look at the 2002 American Music Awards.
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We're entering the fedora years...
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Now this is a smoldering look. We love the new reddish hair shade.
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A subtle fade, cowboy goatee, and diamond studs are so 2003.
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Clean-cut Timberlake would impress any mom.
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Justin probably has some great tricks for avoiding dreaded hat hair at this point. (And is that a bit of tinted rose lip balm we spy?)
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For the 46th annual Grammy Awards in 2004, Timberlake went for a #wokeuplikethis look — neck scruff and all.
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Look at those piercing baby blues.
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Okay, but really, how many hats do we think this guy owns?
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J.T. is practically unrecognizable when he's clean-shaven.
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The Golden Globes in 2007 called for a clean buzz cut.
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A smiling Justin with a tousled — and very subtle — fauxhawk is our favorite.
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The curls come back for a night!
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Timberlake is getting serious with frames that put the spotlight on his eyes — and we're here for it.
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Tousled bedhead hair with just the right amount of shine.
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It's 2012, and it appears Justin hasn't aged a day.
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He's bringing sexy back with long, side-swept hair.
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A big win calls for a fresh shave and fuss-free cut.
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Timberlake shows off straight, spiked-up hair and his most rugged beard yet.
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We want to run our hands through his smooth, shiny hair.
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At this point, Justin has been highlight-free for the past decade, and we have to say, the dark hair suits him much better.
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Posing at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards, he's still got it — brilliant brows and all.
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Timberlake's transition from ensemble singer to Hollywood bigwig has been a true aesthetic blessing. Here's to the next 20 years.
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