7 Times Carrie Underwood Gave Us Major Hair Inspiration

Since winning American Idol, the country artist has obviously changed from her finale appearance of crumpled, barely layered long hair.

Scrunched Curls

A few months after winning American Idol, Underwood layered her hair and lightened it to buttery blonde. She like big-barreled curls in this layered look.

Layered Medium-Length Cut

The beauty started her on-and-off fling with bangs a few years after American Idol with 2000s-trendy swooping side-swept bangs. 

Side-Swept Bangs and Layers

For balance, Underwood cut her side-swept bangs shorter and added layers to her hair before going blunt. The result: delicate tapered bangs. 

Tapered Bangs

She briefly wore full bangs later that year. Despite her public statements that she doesn't wear blunt bangs, this 2008 stint gave us a rare look!

Full Wispy Bangs

Instead of full bangs, Underwood returned to her favored side-swept fringe and added volume to her medium-length hairdo. 

Deep Side Part

The country artist cut her distinctive long hair into a thick, soft bob with lengthy layers weeks before announcing her engagement to NHL player Mike Fisher. 

Flirty Lob