August 27, 2015 5:23 PM EDT

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With the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards right around the corner, it’s safe to say we have Taylor Swift on the brain. The 25-year-old “Style” singer has become a red-carpet mainstay known for her modern twist on old Hollywood glamour. But it hasn’t always been that way — before she was serving up that “red lip classic thing that we like,” Swift was just a regular(ish), fresh-faced high school kid with a head full of curls.

In honor of Swift’s impressive beauty transformation, MIMI teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Stephanie Flor to recreate six of Tay’s most iconic looks through the years. We’re starting all the way back in 2006 during her curly-haired “Tim McGraw” days — a good three years before the infamous Kanye West incident! — and ending with the layered lob she debuted in 2014.

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