Miley Cyrus goes back to her roots after a decade of being blonde

She was born brunette and that’s how she stayed all through her Hannah Montana era but in 2012 she went blonde, and fans thought there’d be no going back. 

But 30-year-old Miley Cyrus had a surprise in store for her followers recently when she shared photos on Instagram of her hair back in its natural colour.

The singer revealed last year that she stayed blonde for so long because of her godmother, Dolly Parton, who has always sported the hair colour.

Appearing on the TV show TODAY, she told host Hoda Kotb that the country music icon was horrified when Miley told her that she was toying with the idea of going back to her natural roots.

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Miley debuted her new brunette look on Instagram. (PHOTO: Instagram/@mileycyrus)

“I’ve never seen Dolly actually scared before,” the Used to Be Young singer said.

She added that Dolly (77) “clutched her pearls, gasped” and told her, “You can’t do that. You are me.”

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The singer as a brunette during her Hannah Montana era. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

From waist-length waves to platinum blonde pixie cuts, mini buns, braids and even mullets, Miley has never been afraid to experiment with her hair. We revisit some of the superstar’s hairstyles over the past decade.


Not content with dyeing her hair and cutting it short, she also shaved both sides so she could rock a mohawk.

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Late in 2012, after going full blonde, she went short too. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


This was when Miley released her fourth studio album, Bangerz, which saw the the singer living her young, wild and free era.

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Miley at the Video Music Awards in 2013. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


A softer look than the mohawk hairstyle and mini buns but still cool enough to allow her to channel her inner rock star.

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Miley with her pixie cut. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


A VMA appearance that had people talking . . . Miley’s faux locs sparked accusations of cultural appropriation but it didn’t faze her at all. She continued to wear them after the awards show.

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The Party In the USA singer took to the red carpet with faux locs in 2015. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


The artist sported braids during her Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz era which marked the release of her fifth studio album.

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Miley rocking some braids. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


Some fans think this was her best look ever. But Miley loves changing things up so she didn’t stick with it for long.


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Miley was a judge on The Voice, where she also became the youngest coach on the show for two seasons. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


Miley added a bottom layer of black to her blonde hair, following a trend that was also followed by singers Rihanna and Dua Lipa.

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The star dyed the under layer of her hair black. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


In 2020 she trimmed her hair on the sides to complement her bangs, leaving the back hair longer.

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Miley turned heads when she unveiled her modern take on the mullet. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


For her 2022 New Years Eve Party she styled her long blonde hair in waves.

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Miley sports a party-wave look. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The Party in The USA singer loves experimenting with hair and fans can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.