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    Um, adorable much? This is Carrie Underwood's 3rd grade school photo from The Checotah School in Oklahoma.

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    Musical beginnings! Underwood plays piano in this 6th grade photo taken at The Checotah School in Oklahoma in 1995.

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    If blowouts like Underwood's were available when we were seniors in high school, we certainly weren't aware of them. This is her senior yearbook photo at The Checotah High School.

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    Here, Carrie poses for an "American Idol" press photo, clad in a sweet lilac blouse.

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  • "American Idol" Season 4 - Performance Show - April 19, 2005

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    Underwood adopted a Sandy-from-Grease vibe midway through her "American Idol" career. And we totally dug it.

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  • "American Idol" Season 4 - Performance Show - April 26, 2005

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    Underwood embraced her country roots with her outfit, but her hair tells a different story. It's rocker-chic and so fabulous.

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  • American Idol Finale: Results Show - Press Room

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    Remember these curls from the finale? Underwood's hair had all the energy of her epic winning number.

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  • 2005 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

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    With "Inside Your Heaven" topping charts across the nation, it's no surprise Underwood looks so joyful in this photo. We're swooning over the softer curls she's showing off here.

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    Has she really always been this fashionable? Here, Underwood arrives at the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards on May 23, 2006.

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  • Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 - Day 1

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    We're obsessed with this retro-inspired half-updo.

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    A side ponytail and long bangs. Not everyone can rock this look, but of course, Underwood nails it.

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  • Max Azria  - Backstage - MBFW Spring 08

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    During Fashion Week, Underwood looks polished, professional, and pulled together. You'd hardly know she's a country rockstar.

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  • 2007 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party - Arrivals

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    Underwood looks like she matured several years in this photo, with less bouncy, more grown-up curls that frame her face beautifully.

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    Underwood's 90's-inspired updo is pretty fabulous. 

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    At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, Underwood gave us serious hair envy when she brought back the side bangs. 

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    With even more prominent bangs, Underwood rocked the CMA red carpet in 2008.

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  • 35th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

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    Looking sun-kissed and beautiful, Underwood opted for a stunning half-back updo at the People's Choice Awards in 2009.

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  • 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons - Arrivals

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    So many layers -- and still she pulls it off!

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    Underwood looked practically regal with her hair pulled away from her face at an Academy Award viewing and after party in 2009.

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    Underwood returned to the folksy look for which she's best known in this gorgeous 2009 photo.

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    We can't get over the stunning contrast between's Underwood's sleek, straight bangs and buoyant curls.

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    And then she cut it off! Here, Underwood's hair is noticeably shorter, and with part of it pinned up, she's practically a whole different woman. 

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  • The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

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    Underwood arrived at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards looking unbelievably flawless. We think this look might be one of our favorites.

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  • iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Press Room

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    Wait, is this even her?! Underwood's new, thinner bangs give her more of an edgy look than ever.

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  • 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Show

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    Fiery and red. We love it!

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    Okay, STOP EVERYTHING. We want to go back in time and stare at this exquisite chignon. Half messy, half elegant, all gorgeous. Yes, yes, yes.

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  • 2012 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

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    Underwood almost went full-on platinum blonde in this photo from 2012.

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  • 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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    Sporting a darker look, Underwood looks about as gorgeous as a girl can be. We'd like to see her try a real brunette color one of these days!

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  • 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Arrivals

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    How does she make "messy" look so good? We want Underwood's secrets.

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  • 47th Annual CMA Awards - Arrivals

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    Volume goals. 

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    Underwood looked positively angelic as Maria von Trapp in the live three-hour version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, "The Sound of Music," broadcast on NBC in December 2013.

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  • Peter Som - Front Row - MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014

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    We're so in love with her nearly-undone, down-to-earth looks.

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  • Carrie Underwood's hair evolution

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    This hairdo Underwood wore to the Billboard Music Awards in 2014 is a showstopper.

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  • 2015 CMT Music Awards - Arrivals

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    Shaggy and chic. Only Underwood can pull it off.

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  • 49th Annual CMA Awards - Arrivals

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    Underwood turned heads at the 49th annual CMA Awards in Nashville.

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  • New Year's Eve 2016 In Times Square

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    Rocker hair met New Year's Eve hair when Underwood performed during the New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square in 2015.

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  • The 58th GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

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    Underwood's modern, clean hairstyle nearly stopped traffic on the red carpet in 2016.

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  • 2016 American Country Countdown Awards - Press Room

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    If this look is any indication of what's to come for Underwood, then we're in luck. She's pulling out all the stops, with a hairdo (and outfit!) that's brighter and bolder than ever.

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