Many things can and have been said about Miley Cyrus, but one thing is certain. When it comes to hairstyles, nothing can be considered too ‘extreme’ or ‘edgy’ for her. The singer and teen actress went from super sweet Disney-waves to rockability pixies and back to soft curls all throughout her career. Scroll through the best Miley Cyrus haircut ideas of all time and her evolution style-wise right here.
1. Blonde on Brunette Ombre
Let’s start with the current Miley Cyrus look. This is what the singer looks like today. She has gone back to long hair and very little makeup, a tamed and demure look compared to what she used to wear at the beginning of the 2010s.
2. Dark Hair Miley Cyrus Haircuts
Miley Cyrus’ birth name was Destiny Hope given to her because her parents hoped she would be destined for greatness. She also had the nickname Smiley seeing as she smiled a lot as a baby. It was later shortened to Miley. The singer then changed her name officially to Miley.
3. Blonde Dreads Hairstyles
Never afraid to show her true colors, here’s Miley sporting a set of messy blonde dreads and a pair of fluffy, pink bunny ears as her new favorite hair accessory. She also has a faux face tattoo in the shape of a purple heart.
4. Bohemian Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
Let’s be honest for a second. Does it get any more bohemian than this? We are absolutely crushing on Miley’s look here with sandy blonde hair naturally parted down the middle and almost no makeup at all.
5. The Braided Bun
Here’s the type of hairstyle that has become a signature for this singer and one that she and she alone could pull off with such ease. It’s a braided top bun placed extremely close to the forehead and tied up with a 90s scrunchie.
6. Ponytail Miley Cyrus Haircuts
We’re back to the bunny ears, but, this time, Miley opted for a sleek and simple ponytail. You can see her naturally colored roots as well as her bottle blonde hair in the back. We’re all in for the perfect cat eye as well!
7. Honey Blonde Haircuts
Get out your hair curlers, girls, because it’s all about beach waves this time! And talk about that beautiful hair color. It’s called honey blonde and Miley chose it because it highlights her gorgeous blue eyes.
8. Retro Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
Here’s Miley promoting her 2016 album, Younger Now. During one of her live performances, she sported this country-inspired look with a bejeweled blue outfit and a typical hairstyle in her old, brown hair color.
9. Brunette Hairstyles
Even though it seems so far away now, there was a time when Miley Cyrus was a teenager like everyone else with long, brunette hair. And here’s a throwback picture of her playing the guitar to prove just that.
10. Miley Cyrus Haircuts with Bangs
Have you ever wonder what your favorite singer, Miley Cyrus, looks like with bangs? Wonder no more because here she is in all her glory with a superb set of blonde bangs. If we dare say, she even looks cuter than usual.
11. Miley Cyrus Haircuts with Side Bangs
Continuing on the topic of bangs, here she is with a set of very 90s side bangs. Miley still hasn’t ditched her platinum blonde hair, but we may be seeing signs of that pretty soon as the singer is starting to show her roots more and more.
12. Layered Miley Cyrus Haircuts
It’s time for another trip down memory lane as we take a look at this picture of Miley from her days as a ‘good girl.’ She used to wear her hair in a medium-length blonde haircut with lots of layers that helped her acquire volume.
13. Miley Cyrus Hairstyles with Messy Braid
Another example from her classier days is this messy braid that she sported at a red-carpet event. We also love the butter-yellow dress she was wearing as well as the drooping diamond earrings. It was the calm before the big Miley revolution.
14. Top Bun Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
Here’s a picture which proves that Miley Cyrus is just like the rest of us girls. She uses a doughnut to create her top bun, and she looks cute as a button when she does so. This is major hair inspiration!
15. Sweet Miley Cyrus Haircuts
This is another contemporary look which had a lot of people wondering if Miley has finally grown up and is ready to ditch her rebellious young years behind and head for maturity style-wise. We’ll let you be the judge.
16. Winter Miley Cyrus Haircuts
Back in the day, however, chestnut brown was Miley Cyrus’ signature hair color and she did not change it for a very long time. Here she is wearing a super-cute beanie that you can totally copy in winter-time.
17. Teenage Hairstyles
This is Miley’s May 2009 cover shoot for Teen Vogue. She was a fresh-faced teenage girl that was just then falling in love with the world and vice-versa. Hair-wise, her style was impeccable even back then.
18. Lovely Miley Cyrus Haircuts
Here’s another present-day Miley look which shows that the singer may be ready to give up the antics of the last few years and became an elegant and classy lady once more. This blonde ombre is definitely our hair inspiration.
19. Old Hollywood Miley Cyrus Haircuts
Speaking of classy and elegant, let’s go back in time to this styling choice that Miley made for a red-carpet event. She styled her short hair in vintage Holly wood curls and opted for bombshell makeup and jewelry. Wow!
20. Miley Cyrus Hairstyles with Blonde Plaits
But it wouldn’t be Miley without a little extra added on top. Therefore, she balanced her simple blonde plaits and minimal makeup look with a denim jacket covered in large, fake roses in watered down colors.
21. Miley Cyrus Pixie Haircuts
The age of the pixie was huge for Miley from every point of view. She shocked everyone when she completely cut off her long, brown hair into a platinum blonde pixie cut. She then declared that she never felt better or more liberated in her entire life.
22. Miley Cyrus Photoshoot Hairstyles
Here is the singer posing for a photoshoot for Marie Claire. The styling is absolutely gorgeous, with a purple mini dress covered in sequins and beads, and her short, honey blonde hair sporting the very trendy wet look.
23. Redhead Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
There aren’t many things Miley Cyrus won’t try when it comes to hair, and colors are at the top of the list. Here she is with copper red hair that sets off her blue eyes and highlights her ivory skin.
24. The Pixie Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
We’re not supposed to be biased, but this is our favorite Miley Cyrus pixie cut ever. The singer has very fine hair when she doesn’t appeal to extensions for length and volume and she looks fantastic with this natural choice.
25. Fauxhawk Miley Cyrus Haircuts
Another type of pixie cut is this very cool and edgy fauxhawk. It has tapered sides in Miley’s natural hair color and a platinum blonde top with long spikes. The backless mint-colored dress makes her look taller and slimmer.
26. Bed Head Haircuts
If you want to copy this bead head style, all you need is some hair mousse. Take a bit in the palm of your hand and run your fingers through your hair until you get the desired tousle and volume.
27. The Small Blonde Ponytail
We’re getting major Britney vibes here because of the bottle blonde hair color, the small, messy ponytail, and theatrical sunglasses. That’s a fantastic thing because Miley has always said that Britney Spears has been a major inspiration for her.
28. Miley Cyrus Haircuts with Pigtails
This particular look reminds us of a modern-age Lolita. Miley is sporting blonde pigtails as well a pair of red sunglasses which seem to be inspired by the character of Lolita. She is also wearing some of her favorite insignia – a pair of peace sign earrings and a Pride T-shirt.
29. Pompadour Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
Miley has taken edgy haircuts to such an extreme and has made them her own so much that they now look classy on her. This dark brown pompadour with blonde highlights is the perfect addition to the dress with rhinestones she is wearing.
30. The Lob Haircuts
Here’s one of Miley’s appearances on The Voice where she served as a coach for a few seasons. Everyone was surprised to see her ditch her edgy and rebellious style for this classy, bronze dress with a sweetheart neckline and a gorgeous blonde lob.
31. The Side Part Pixie Cut
You can call this hairstyle a small exercise in trying to grow your hair out. At some point not so long ago, Miley decided it was time to ditch the pixie cut that had made her so happy in the past and grow her hair out.
32. Miley Cyrus Haircuts with Front Braids
Back in her teen years, Miley used to wear sweeter and more age appropriate hairstyles. You can copy them now if you’re a teen. This one, for example, is perfect for school or if you have a private life as an internationally famous singer.
33. The Messy Platinum Pixie Cut
This is the pixie cut that made ink pour all over the world. When she cut all her hair off and dyed it platinum blonde, Miley became an instant fashion and style icon. She also adjusted the way she did her makeup to match her new hairstyle.
34. Long Miley Cyrus Haircuts
The other iconic Miley Cyrus haircut is the one she wore for the first half of her life. It’s the long, chestnut or mahogany brown one, usually with beach waves. It gave her the look of a simple and nice teenage girl.
35. Medium Miley Cyrus Haircuts
The singer also toyed around with medium length for a while which she wore in a super blowout with a handful of beach waves. She also had blonde highlights on brown hair, a classic combination.
36. The Feathered Pixie Cut
Seeing as she has fine or thin hair, Miley has to find ways to make it seem more luscious. One way is to go for a feathered or layered haircut that will give the illusion of volume and depth to your locks.
37. Pastel Pink Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
Being no stranger to kooky colors, Miley has also tried pastel pink for a while. It seems to work well with her latest preferred accessory, bunny ears, and her vintage curls. We love this new and classy Miley.
38. The Flip Over Pixie Cut
One way in which you can breathe life into your old pixie cut is by flipping it over. Part your hair on one side and pull your hair over. Blow it all out and use some hairspray to keep everything in place.
39. Curly Haircuts
Of all the current Miley Cyrus looks, this one is definitely our favorite. It lacks the pomp and frills the singer has accustomed us with, but she looks outstandingly beautiful proving that, more often that not, less really is more.
40. Pre-Teen Miley Cyrus Haircuts
This photo of Miley when she was a little girl just starting on her path to international stardom is giving us all the feels right now. This is the natural color of her hair, which is a very light, almost blonde brown.
41. Cool Miley Cyrus Haircut
When she was trying to get away from her good-girl Hannah Montana image, but before she opted for the big, blonde cut, Miley tried to look sexy and sultry using her chestnut brown hair and glittery, girly makeup.
42. Teased Up Miley Cyrus Haircut
Miley turs the volume way up both figuratively and literally with this one-of-a-kind hairstyle. Looking back, one might say that it may have been a bit too matronly for her age, but she surely looked fabulous.
43. The Hannah Montana Haircut
Who can possibly forget or not know the Hanna Montana haircut? As we are all aware, it was a wig that the real Miley put on to become the famous singer Hannah. It featured sleek blonde hair with a set of bangs.
44. Undercut Miley Cyrus Haircuts
When she grew up, the departure from her squeaky-clean image was as big as possible. She caused controversy wherever she went with her outfits, her statements, her behavior on and off stage and general persona.
45. Elegant Miley Cyrus Haircuts
Since then, the singer has tried to clean up her act a little bit. Critics attribute this either to the fact that the bad girl image no longer works for her or that she has finally outgrown the rebellious stage in her young adult life.
46. Sleek Miley Cyrus Haircuts
Whatever the reason may be, Miley Cyrus seems to have caused enough controversy for a lifetime already and is ready to take it a bit slower and focus on what’s really important – her music. Her image surely seems to be saying that.
47. The Good Girl Haircuts
It was clear to everyone that Miley returned to playing the good girl when she stepped on the red carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards in this fairy princess Zac Posen dress. He makeup was close to nonexistent and her hair was demure.
48. Off-Duty Miley Cyrus Haircuts
This is what the singer looks like in her day-to-day life now, as she was snapped on the street taking a picture with a fan. You can see the same lack of makeup and totally casual hair, as Miley enters a new stage in her life.
49. The Summer Miley Cyrus Hairstyles
Just time enough for one more throwback pic of Miley wearing this curly long bob. We’re getting major 2000s vibes from her curls, orange tan, coral makeup, and tangerine dress with spaghetti straps.
50. Miley Cyrus Hairstyles with Space Buns
To end on a high note, here are some space buns from the Miley Cyrus era when she was a rebel and fought against all rules and labels that people wanted to put on her. And, of course, she was always wagging her tongue, her signature move!
There is no doubt that Miley Cyrus has been through many changes in her life and, with them, an entire plethora of haircuts. She went from the sweet girl next door playing Hannah Montana to the complete definition of a rebel with a platinum pixie cut back to the casual and natural woman she is today. The most important thing is that all her hairstyles reflected what she felt inside. What was your favorite?
Susan is a successful hair stylist who chose to combine two of her biggest passions: writing and styling! When she is not sharing her experience with out readers, Susan updates her skills and knowledge with new styling courses and trainings. She specializes in event hair and makeup and is working on her own illustrated hairstyle book.