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Miley Cyrus Hair Evolution: From ‘Hannah Montana’ Hair Extensions To Blonde Mohawk And Pixie Cut, Here’s The ‘We Can’t Stop’ Singer’s Hair Timeline

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Miley Cyrus proves that a haircut can change your image – and your life.

Since trading her long, wavy, Disney princess hair in for a short blonde haircut in 2012, the “We Can’t Stop” singer has worn her pixie in a variety of styles, from a punk Mohawk, to a blonde buzz-cut, to a surfer’s swoop.

In fact, Cyrus, 20, has even said that her short haircut changed her life – and revealed that the long, thick, wavy hair she was known for pre-pixie was all extensions.

“That was not real. None of it was ever real. None of it was ever growing out of my head,” Cyrus told Harper’s Bazaar this summer.

Looking at an old photograph of herself, she said, “That's my Nashville life, my simple life. That's my simple life yet I have like 350 extensions in my hair.”

From 2007, when she rose to fame in “Hannah Montana,” until she cut her hair in 2012, Cyrus kept the same style: long, thick, wavy brunette tresses.

Getting that bleach-blonde pixie cut signaled that Cyrus was leaving her Disney image behind and forming her own identity – and she has said that the haircut changed her life.

“No one would have planned a haircut to change my life,” Cyrus told the Toronto Star.

“I didn’t plan a haircut to change my life. I just cut my hair and then it really changed my lfe. There’s something about having no hair that it screams being confiden."

Click through the slideshow above to see Cyrus’ transformation from Disney child star to the confident pop star she is today.

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Miley Cyrus burst onto the scene in 2006 as the sweet 13-year-old star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana.” She kept her trademark wavy brunette hair for the series’ entire five-year run. Here she is arriving at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville in November 2006.
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Miley Cyrus made a rare departure from her sweet Disney star style at the 2008 Oscars, where she was a presenter. Cyrus’ hair, a deep, dark brown, was sleek, smooth, and pulled back into a ponytail – a big change from her “Hannah Montana” locks. Celeb watchers loved the look, calling it a sophisticated style that showed that Cyrus was growing up. However, departures like this were few and far between, with Cyrus usually keeping her hair full of extensions and blonde highlights.
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Cyrus occasionally experimented with lighter locks before returning to her brunette-with-blonde-highlights staple style. Here she is in 2009 at the German film premiere for “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”
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By the time “Hannah Montana” ended in 2011, Cyrus was an 18-year-old rising pop star, but although she was beginning to experiment with a more risqué fashion sense, her hair looked almost exactly the same as it did when she was 13. Here she is in 2011 at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.
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No longer a Disney star, Cyrus cut off her princess-style locks for an elegant chin-length bob. She styled her new short ‘do into Old Hollywood-inspired curls at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in February 2012.
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After a few months of experimenting with a bob, Cyrus made an even more dramatic change. After showing off several pics on social media, she made her first public appearance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with a bleach-blonde Mohawk with shaved sides and a daring, cleavage-baring black dress. She looked and acted like a whole new person, leaving both her extensions and her Disney persona behind.
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Since making the big cut, Cyrus has proven that short hair can be more versatile than long hair. She went even shorter and showed off her buzzed sides at the VH1 Divas show, also in 2012.
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Cyrus experiments with color, letting her roots grow in for a punky look. Here she is at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in 2013.
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Miley Cyrus

Cyrus caused a stir with her look at the 2013 Met Ball, and her style and hair certainly reflected the event’s theme – “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” Cyrus wore the spiked ‘do with confidence, landing her on some best-dressed lists for her commitment to the theme.
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Cyrus might have styled her hair to match her award, swooping her hair to the side. Looking as edgy as ever, the “We Can’t Stop” singer seems to have found a hairstyle she loves – but will she keep it as long as she kept her “Hannah Montana” locks?
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Miley Cyrus Hair Evolution: From ‘Hannah Montana’ Hair Extensions To Blonde Mohawk And Pixie Cut, Here’s The ‘We Can’t Stop’ Singer’s Hair Timeline

Miley Cyrus proves that a haircut can change your image – and your life. Since trading her long, wavy, Disney princess hair in for a short blonde haircut in 2012, the “We Can’t Stop” singer has worn her pixie in a variety of styles, from a punk Mohawk, to a blonde buzz-cut, to a surfer’s swoop.

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