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Britney Spears' Complete Hair Evolution Will Give You All The Feels

If there is one pop star who has truly dominated not only the music charts but the public's fascination with her in the last 15 years, it would be none other than Britney Spears. Ever since she entered the music scene in 1999 with her debut album and iconic "...Baby One More Time" music video, she has changed her look several times, especially her hairstyles. Britney Spears' image evolved from the sweet Southern girl-next-door to someone who's "Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman" in just a few short years. By the time she came out onstage at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards with a large snake around her neck, it was crystal clear that Spears was a woman in charge.

These photos of Britney Spears's hairstyles through the years also marks her personal highs and lows, which she eventually triumphed over. Letting her fabulous and often-changing hair tell the story, take a look back at the exciting and enduring career of Britney Spears.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, 1999

Britney Spears traded in her sassy school uniform from the “…Baby One More Time” music video for some tennis gear, but kept the adorable pigtails.

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Billboard Music Awards, 1999

The singer looked more like a prom queen than a pop star at the annual awards show held in Las Vegas.

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Grammy Awards, 2000

She completed her metamorphosis into a pop princess with a fantastic debut performance at the Grammys.

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MTV Europe Music Awards, 2000

Spears went shorter and wavier while getting ready to promote her follow-up album Britney.

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MTV Video Music Awards, 2001

Spears charmed the entire world with her sexy curls and exotic performance of “I’m A Slave 4 U.”

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NSYNC's Challenge For the Children, 2001

She put her hair up as “Pinky” and teamed up with her famous ex “Stinky” for the charity basketball game because Britney + Justin 4EVER.

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Super Bowl XXXV, 2001

During one of the most talked about halftime performances in Super Bowl history, Spears went a little wild with colored extensions and various textures.

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Grammy Awards, 2002

She served Southern glam with tight curls and a vampy red gown at the Grammys.

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Early 2000s

Spears channeled Farrah Fawcett with her feathered hair during a promo appearance.

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MTV Video Music Awards, 2002

Shedding her girl next door image, Spears opted for long, straight hair and a badass biker outfit to the VMAs.

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MTV Video Music Awards, 2003

She lightened her hair to near-platinum blonde and went with a textured cut, but it didn’t really matter because everyone only talked about Spears and Madonna’s infamous kiss.

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Britney Spears Foundation Charity Auction, 2003

The singer ditched the blonde for a golden brown color and bob cut while announcing her Foundation’s online charity auction.

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NFL Kickoff Live, 2003

She kept the bob cut, but added neon-colored extensions to her hair for an edgy yet sporty look.

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Onyx Hotel Tour, 2004

Spears went light brown with auburn highlights for her fifth concert outing.

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Onyx Hotel Tour, 2004

So much mid-2000s fashion happening in one photo.

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'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Premiere, 2005

Pregnant, blonde, and glowing — Spears walked the red carpet premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with then-husband Kevin Federline in Hollywood.

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Teen Choice Awards, 2006

She went really dark for her second pregnancy.

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Circa 2006-2007

Post-divorce from Federline, Spears went through the darkest time of her life personally and professionally. Her dark ‘do seemingly reflected that somber era until the singer was placed under the temporary conservatorship of her father.

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MTV Video Music Awards, 2007

Her comeback performance of “Gimme More” made headlines for the wrong reasons, but the world did see Spears return to her signature blonde. It also inspired this.

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MTV Video Music Awards, 2008

Spears returned to the VMAs and redeemed herself (DUH) while wearing beachy waves and huge smile on her face.

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Sticky And Sweet Tour, 2008

She made a surprise cameo during the L.A. stop of Madonna’s world tour. Spears joined the Queen of Pop during a performance of “Human Nature.”

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Grammy Awards, 2010

A raven-haired Spears donned all black for her big Grammys return.

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Femme Fatale European Tour Announcement, 2011

Spears rarely wears her hair in an updo, but when she does it’s simply flawless.

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Billboard Music Awards, 2011

The back-to-blonde singer teamed up with red-haired Rihanna during a performance of “S&M Remix” that ended up in the best (and possibly first) onstage pillow fight in history.

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Grauman's Chinese Theater, 2012

Spears looked absolutely happy and picture perfect during her handprint ceremony at the Hollywood landmark.

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'The X Factor' Finale, 2012

She had a mild style hiccup after sporting these blunt bangs during the reality show’s finale.

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party, 2013

Spears went for chocolate brown at her pal Elton John’s annual star-studded Oscars bash.

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party, 2014

She returned the following year to John’s Oscars viewing party with flowing auburn locks.

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The Intimate Collection Launch, 2014

The pop star-turned-businesswoman chopped off her hair and debuted an edgy yet chic bob during the launch of her lingerie line The Intimate Collection.

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New Year's Eve, 2015

Spears showed off a festive braided crown while ringing in the new year at her Planet Hollywood residency in Las Vegas. Fit for a queen!

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