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Hairstyle Timeline: Britney Spears

December 6, 2010

From the school girl pigtails, to the sex-kitten waves, to the shaved head, Britney Spears has definitely experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of all hairstyles. Last week Brit celebrated her 29th birthday – here’s a look at her hairstyle timeline.

The Early Years

Former Mickey Mouse Club member Britney Spears burst onto the pop scene in 1998 with her 14-X platinum album, Baby One More Time. Who could forget that video? The pleated skirt, tied-up shirt and adorable pigtails were just too much. The pigtails were definitely the most memorable of her earlier hairdos, but more often Brit was seen with simple, girly styles. Those beachy waves were a little too weighed-down – her straight, side-swept bangs are sweet and innocent.

The Golden Age

We all watched Britney go from schoolgirl to sex bomb overnight. She bared her Barbie-doll belly every chance she got, donned a skintight red catsuit for the “Oops… I Did It Again” video, and threw a deadly snake around her neck for the VMAs. No big deal. Somehow, Brit’s beachy waves still looked amazing – even with a boa constrictor around her neck.

The Downfall

Okay, so Britney’s silver-screen debut wasn’t a huge hit. “Crossroads” was a total flop, actually, but her hair still looked great. Blonde is definitely Brit’s color – I didn’t think the movie was that bad, either 🙂  Unfortunately, though, this seemed to mark the beginning of Brit’s downfall. She got married – twice. First in Vegas to her childhood friend Jason Alexander, and then, of course, to backup dancer Kevin Federline. Oh, and somewhere in there she made out with Madonna.

The Dark Ages

These couple of years were bad news for Brit, particularly in the hairstyle department. She partied with Paris Hilton wearing this horrible greasy ‘do and totally bombed her VMA “comeback” performance. She walked into an L.A. barber shop and asked them to shaved her head. When they refused, Brit took matters into her own hands – literally. After this psychotic episode, she covered up her naked scalp with a bunch of strange wigs. Whoa, girl!

The Comeback

Damn, how did her hair grow back so fast?! Oh, the power of hair extensions. Rumor has it that Britney had only a few inches of hair on her head during the “Circus” photo shoot – that’s a whole lot of extensions. She made a serious comeback this time, getting back in shape and pulling her life back together. She did a series Candie’s ads, too – check out the hot pink swimsuit!

Britney’s been on quite a difficult path the past few years, but she’s proven that she can always come back looking even better than before. Despite her self-shaved head that one time, Brit’s hair is always natural and feminine – a look that never goes out of style.

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