It seems like just yesterday we were singing dramatic renditions of Lucky into our hairbrushes, so it kind of blows our minds to think that it’s been almost 20 years since Britney first made her chart debut.
It’s 2017 and we’re just as obsessed with her (and her enviable mane) as ever, so to mark the pop princess turning 36 this week, we’re taking a look back at her most unforgettable styles. From so-bad-they’re-good throwback looks to more recent red carpet hits, see Brit’s life in hair, below.
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Feathered bangs in 1999
Paired with her natural-looking dirty blonde hue, this soft and girly style fit perfectly with Brit’s sugary-sweet, girl next door vibes.
Crimped curls in 2000
Here, instead of crimping her whole head, Britney managed to make our school disco favourite look way more wearable by only adding in a few accent crimps here and there to add a funky texture, without going too Crazy.
Editor’s tip: Crimp lovers, you’ll be pleased to hear that this retro look is having a resurgence this year, but remember to protect your hair before you get started to limit damage.
The VO5 Heat Protect Spray is great for crimp enthusiasts, as it adds a glossy sheen while protecting your strands up to 230 degrees – woohoo!
Baker boy hats in 2002
Britney was #hairgoals long before Instagram was even a thing. Bloggers may be loving the baker boy hats right now but Britney was waaay ahead of the curve with this pink faux leather number back in 2002.
A-line bob in 2003
We’re so used to seeing Brit with long Barbie hair that we almost forgot the time that she rocked this adorable stacked bob! The chin-length look was oh-so cute and proved her style chameleon credentials, showing she could rock shorter strands just as well as flowing lengths.
Editor’s tip: Never tried short hair before? If you’re worried about your locks being too fine or flat, the TONI&GUY Root Lift Sculpting Powder is a must-try. Simply sprinkle into your roots and work it in for extra volume and oomph, with an undetectable matt finish.
Mermaid waves in 2008
Whether it’s for the beach or the red carpet, waves are always a good idea – not too polished, not too casual.
Ditching the usual glam Hollywood waves for these kinky mermaid waves, instead, it made for a more relaxed look that balanced out her shimmering gown. Well done, Brit, it perfectly complements all those awards 😉
Cocoa brown in 2013
Okay, this might come as a shock to some, but we’re just putting this out there: we actually love Brit as a brunette! And this light cocoa hue has to be her best foray into dark hair so far.
Mature and classy, the colour accentuated her big brown eyes and made her lengths look really full.
Designed especially for brunettes, this colour care combo helps to accentuate both natural and coloured highlights, for a shimmering, multi-dimensional look.
Unicorn dip-dye in 2015
If you’re lacking inspiration in the colour department, look no further than Britney’s majestic unicorn-inspired style.
Sprucing up her trademark blonde tresses with a teal and lilac dip-dye, it added a fun pop of colour to the look that would be amazing for any festival or party. After all, who doesn’t want to party like Britney?!
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