It might have been her voice that hooked us, but we’re just as enamored with Carrie Underwood’s hairstyles as her singing these days! After all, Carrie Underwood’s hair is unquestionably one of her best physical features. Not only is it healthy, full, and shiny, but it’s also extremely versatile–which is perfect for Carrie Underwood’s hair transformations over the years.
Not only has the country star switched up her outfit and makeup choices as she’s gotten older, but she’s also made quite a few changes to her hairdo as well. Carrie Underwood’s hairstyles have ranged from super curly locks on American Idol, the show where she was first discovered as an artist, to sleek straight tresses as an attendee for the 2017 Golden Globes. In between, she’s sported a variety of wavy textures and fancy up-dos. She’s also bravely opened up about opting for ‘mom hair’ at times when she needs to keep things simple.
“Now that my hair is shorter, it’s easier to fix, which was the whole point,” she revealed to Elle magazine back in 2016. “Cutting my hair was a ‘mom’ move.”
While her everyday routine may be simpler than her “big hair” days on Idol, it’s clear she’s not afraid to step outside of her comfort zone for big events or whenever she simply feels like she needs a change of pace.
And one thing’s for sure: Carrie Underwood’s hair is sure to keep fans and followers on their toes. They’re never sure what fabulous look she’ll debut next for them!
So keep scrolling if you want to see ten photos showcasing Carrie Underwood’s hair journey over the years!
1. Our first look at the country music star
In 2005, Underwood went on American Idol and won! During her time on the show, she sported long blonde hair that was either crimped (like the photo above) or slick straight.
2. Long and blonde
Post American Idol, the singer tended to style her long blonde hair in much looser and volumized waves, proving just how much of a country girl she is!
3. Rocking the side bangs
In 2008, Underwood stepped out into the world with some fun and flirty side bangs, and we are obsessed! She kept them for quite a while as well, meaning she loved them too.
4. A fresh chop
After ditching the side bangs, the Grammy winner cut off a good 10 inches of her hair and went for more of a yellow blonde than before. Very country chic, in our opinion!
5. Back to the bangs
While letting her hair grow out, Carrie decided to do a full set of bangs as well! And while she only kept them for a little bit, we love them on her!
6. Country curly
After her bangs and her haircut, the singer went back to her hair roots: long, blonde, and beautiful. This time, though, she went for much more of an icy blonde instead of a yellow color and kept it that way for quite a few years.
7. A blonde bob
After four years of long hair, Underwood chopped it all off and debuted what she called “her mom haircut.” She only sported this look for a little while, preferring her long locks, but we still love this look a lot!
8. Long and luscious
Post mom haircut, the singer decided to go back to her long blonde hair. And while she might have used extensions, we certainly can’t tell!
9. Sassy and straight
As much as we love Carrie’s curly hair, we sure do have a soft spot for this look. The singer certainly shines here, with her long, icy blonde hair looking better than ever!
10. Her most recent look
Recently, Underwood has kept her hair nice and long. But instead of the icy blonde we saw years prior, she decided to go back to more of a dirty blonde, and it was no surprise to anyone that she looked amazing! And we cannot wait to see what she does next!
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