Now and Then: Taylor Swift's Epic Beauty Evolution

Beauty evolutions are always fun, but Taylor Swift's is a particular treat thanks to the iconic curls she started out with. Remember those? For years, long, sun-kissed ringlets were her signature—a symbolic connection to her country roots, often paired with breezy sundresses, cowboy boots, and a whole lot of glitter eye shadow.

But over the years, as Swift's music and career have evolved, so has her look. Over the past decade, she has gradually shed her Nashville-centric style. Who could forget 2012 (that was the Red album era, for you superfans), when she finally straightened her hair and transitioned into a red-lipped Tumblr girl? Since then she's chopped her hair, tossed the red lip, gone platinum, and back again. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

The following timeline chronicles Swift's most memorable beauty moments. Click through to see how she has changed over the years (and enjoy some serious beauty inspiration along the way).

This post has been updated by Amanda Montell.