Miley Cyrus  has been causing quite a stir for the last few years, from the bleached-eyebrow stunt  to her NSFW music video . All this drama makes us think back to her more innocent days as Hannah Montana. That's right: before she put twerking on the dance-move map, she was working her Southern twang as a country star on the Disney Channel. Back then, she wore bubblegum-pink lip gloss and extralong locks. Now, Miley's style is more edgy than innocent. Celebrate Miley's hosting gig at the MTV Video Music Awards by looking at her beauty evolution, from a curly-haired girl to a smoky-eyed teenager to an envelope-pushing young lady. We capture how she morphed into the grill-loving, bum-shaking woman we know now ahead.
Dear sweet Miley Cyrus  arrived wide-eyed and bouncy-curled in 2006 as a Disney Channel darling. Her show, Hannah Montana, featured her famous country star dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, and the plot focused on her vocal skills.
A little more grown-up, a 16-year-old Miley experimented with blunt bangs for a time and began her love affair with black eyeliner.
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Miley went for a totally different look that featured wavy chestnut hair that was more rock star than country.
Miley kept up her glamour girl persona at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Her girlish outfit included a twisted chignon and brick-red nail polish.
Miley was back to her sweet yet sultry style in 2011 when she sported this trendy ombré hair color and pink makeup palette.
With her voluminous curls, smoky eye makeup, and plunging neckline, Miley seemed to be sending a message at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards: "So long, Hannah Montana!"
Jennifer Aniston 's go-to hairstylist, Chris McMillan, was responsible for Miley's drastic hair change in Fall 2012. She went from a blossoming brunette to a provocative platinum blonde overnight.
Miley went even shorter with her hair in early 2013, spiking her white-blond tips straight up against her darker base.
At the 2013 Met Gala, her hair stood straight up to fit into the punk theme.
This Summer, Miley showed off her signature cherry-red lip color — and an edgy new grill.
With her hair a little grown out, Miley was spotted sporting double topknots at the 2013 MTV VMAs. Incidentally, the style is quite conducive to twerking because you don't have to worry about getting hair in your face!
Miley toned her beauty look down at the 30th annual Night of Stars event wearing a seafoam eye shadow and sequined dress, transforming her shaved sides into a very ladylike look indeed.
This vampy lipstick and heavy eyeliner worked perfectly with Miley's slicked-back hairstyle. This appearance was the last time the singer was seen before bleaching her eyebrows .
Miley was back to a platinum pixie for a pre-Grammy Awards performance in 2014. She also traded her dark makeup palette for soft pinks.
Miley is keeping up her short crop and bright hair color for her Bangerz tour.
For the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley brushed the long bangs of her cropped coif forward, creating a seductive and edgy look.
Backstage at the Spring 2015 Jeremy Scott  show, Miley had her short, platinum strands slicked back in a boyish style accented with a kitschy hair accessory. She finished off the look with slashes of white eyeliner.
At the amfAR Inspiration Gala, Miley's textured golden locks and graphic cat eye were as edgy as her sheer ensemble.
At the Met Gala, Miley dyed her hair a punk-ish hue. The color really picked up the blue in her eyes (and the studs on her dress).
At the amfAR Inspiration Gala, Miley decorated her white-blond pixie with red cornrows, creating a mohawk look.