Miley Cyrus has been causing a stir lately with her controversial stunts and NSFW music videos. However, let’s take a trip down memory lane to a time when she was better known as Hannah Montana. Before she twerked her way into pop culture, she was a country star on the Disney Channel with bubblegum-pink lip gloss and long locks. Now, Miley’s style is edgier than her innocent teen days. Let’s celebrate her 23rd birthday by looking at her beauty evolution, from a curly-haired girl to a smoky-eyed teenager to the envelope-pushing young lady we know now. We will capture how she morphed into the grill-loving, bum-shaking woman ahead.
In 2006, the beloved Disney Channel star, Miley Cyrus, made her debut with wide-eyed excitement. Her show, Hannah Montana, featured her famous country star dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, and focused on her vocal talent.
In 2008, a more mature and grown-up 16-year-old Miley experimented with blunt bangs for a period of time and started her love affair with black eyeliner.
In 2010, Miley Cyrus showcased a completely different appearance at the Grammy Awards. She sported wavy chestnut hair that had more of a rock star vibe than a country one.
During the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus maintained her glamorous girl image. She wore a girlish outfit that included a twisted chignon and brick-red nail polish.
In 2011, Miley brought back her sweet yet sultry style, sporting a trendy ombre hair color with pink makeup palette.
In 2012, Miley Cyrus made a statement at the Billboard Music Awards with her voluminous curls, smoky eye makeup, and plunging neckline. It seemed as though she was sending a message: “Goodbye, Hannah Montana!”
In 2012, Chris McMillan, the hairstylist for Jennifer Aniston, was responsible for Miley’s dramatic hair transformation in Fall 2012. Miley went from a blossoming brunette to a provocative platinum blonde overnight.
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In 2013, Miley Cyrus decided to go even shorter with her hair by spiking up the white-blonde tips straight against her darker base.
In 2013, at the Met Gala event, she styled her hair in a straight up fashion to match the punk theme.
In 2013, Miley Cyrus showcased her iconic cherry-red lipstick and a new edgy grill over the summer.
In 2013, Miley Cyrus was seen wearing double topknots with her hair grown out. This style is perfect for twerking because you don’t have to worry about hair getting in your face!
In 2013, Miley Cyrus showcased her stunning beauty at the 30th annual Night of Stars event. She wore a seafoam eye shadow and sequined dress, which transformed her shaved sides into a more feminine look.
In 2013, Miley looked stunning with her vampy lipstick and heavy eyeliner that complemented her sleeked-back hairstyle. This was the last time the singer was seen before bleaching her eyebrows.
Miley Cyrus made a comeback with a platinum pixie cut hairstyle for her pre-Grammy Awards performance in 2014. She also switched up her makeup look, opting for soft pinks instead of her usual dark palette.
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In 2014, Miley Cyrus maintained her short hairstyle and vibrant hair color for her Bangz tour.
During the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus pushed her cropped hair’s long bangs forward to create a seductive and edgy appearance.
During the Spring 2015 Jeremy Scott show, Miley Cyrus sported a boyish hairstyle with slicked-back platinum strands. To accentuate the look, she also wore a kitschy hair accessory. To finish off the style, she added slashes of white eyeliner.
In 2014, at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, Miley Cyrus’ hairstyle was eye-catching with her textured golden locks and graphic cat-eye makeup that added a touch of edginess to her sheer outfit.
In 2015 at the Met Gala, Miley Cyrus debuted her new punk-inspired hair color, which really brought out the blue in her eyes. The studded dress she was wearing also added to her edgy look.
During the 2015 amfAR Inspiration Gala, Miley Cyrus styled her white-blonde pixie cut in a unique way by adding red cornrows, resulting in a bold mohawk appearance.
In 2015, Miley Cyrus made a fashion statement at the MTV Video Music Awards by sporting a faux dreadlock ponytail topped with a decorative gold barrette. To complete her wild look, she wore icy-blue eyeliner and punchy coral lipstick.
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During the 2015 VMAs, Miley Cyrus experimented with neon pink strands during an outfit change.
During James Franco’s bar mitzvah, Miley opted for a colorful floral hair accessory to complement her faux dreadlocks. Her makeup was kept natural, showcasing her dewy skin, bold brows, and sheer pink lip gloss. The photo was taken in 2015 by Getty Images contributor Steve Granitz.
During her appearance on The Tonight Show, Miley styled her faux locks in a cute ponytail-bun hybrid. Her vibrant rosy lips and blue eyeliner were bold yet didn’t clash with her bright yellow ensemble.