Carrie Underwood’s Amazing Hair Evolution [Pictures]

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Country music superstar Carrie Underwood's has had her fair share of hairdos--- and maybe don'ts--- over the span of her time in the limelight!

Country music star Carrie Underwood‘s hair styles and fashion sense has been wowing fans since she first burst onto the scene thanks to her time on American IdolLet’s take a look back at Carrie’s best (and sometimes questionable) hair moments over the last nearly two decades through he collection of photos below! 


Carrie Underwood graduated high school in 2001 with her famous blonde locks already making their debut.

carrie underwood high school
photo: c/o Checotah High School

Ah, the infamous American Idol audition. Who could have possibly ever said no to those gorgeous blonde curls– not even Simon Cowell could! Here’s a fun fact for those Carrie Underwood fans that are new here: her hair is naturally curly as shown in this fabulous picture!

Carrie Underwood Audition
photo: YouTube

What is bigger than Carrie Underwood’s voice, you ask? Her 2005 American Idol hair. With a rocker-chic vibe making a debut in one of her most famous performances, perhaps this hair should stay in 2005.

carrie underwood american idol
photo: FOX

Carrie’s hair can both be cute and glamorous – and dare I say, it compliments that shimmer purple eyeshadow like no other. Name a more dynamic duo, I’ll wait.

carrie underwood 2006
photo: AP

Is Carrie going to the 2007 CMA’s or 2007 Prom? With that hair-do your guess is as good as mine! Still stunning, nonetheless.

carrie underwood 2007 cmas
photo: CMAs

Carrie Underwood entering the CMT Music Awards with a bang… or should I say, bangs. And proudly sporting more exaggerated curls!

2008 CMT Music Awards carrie underwood
photo: CMT/Stephen Lovekin

Now entering: “Cowboy Casanova” and a new blown-out hair-style. Now exiting: the crunchy curls of Carrie Underwood, may they rest in curly peace (R.I.C.P).

carrie underwood 2008
photo: Wenn

Let’s skip further down the timeline as Carrie begins to approach a more elegant, and classy look. At the 2013 GRAMMYs she was there to let the world know that she is one classy gal and that she has the hair to prove it.

carrie underwood grammys 2013
photo: Grammys

Carrie goes old school glam again and totally pulls it off at the CMA Awards!

carrie underwood 2014
photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

As we dove into 2015 it was easy to see that Carrie’s Hair was going to just keep on getting better and better, and no one is going to be able to stop it. Carrie Underwood’s hair doesn’t have a peak, ok people, it is THE peak — always will be.

Carrie Underwood 2016
photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

She kept a look of long layers with grown out bangs until she later cut it into a long bob.

carrie underwood 2015
photo: AMAs

I think we can all agree, she SLAYS short hair! 

carrie underwood 2016
photo: AP

For the 2017 CMAs she kept it simple, a crazy comparison when looking back at her 2007 look.

carrie underwood 2017 cmas
photo: CMAs

Did I also mention that she can totally rock an up-do? Try and give Carrie a hairstyle that she can’t rock, I dare you (let’s just forget 2005 ok, we all have to go through a rough patch to humble ourselves).

carrie underwood grammys
photo: Grammys
Alright, let’s wrap it up— I think we can all agree when I say: CARRIE. GIRL. YA LOOK GOOD. Like seriously guys, look at those blonde locks that have not only survived every hair trend throughout the 2000s but have come out on top. Bow down to Carrie Underwood’s locks, a truly proper heir to a throne– Or dare I say, a truly proper “hair” to a throne. Wow that joke was almost as bad as 2005… almost. Prayers to your hairs ya’ll, thank you for traveling through time with me— may you and your hairdos be as spectacular as Carrie’s.

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