It's been a couple of decades since Britney first hit our TV screens as a sweet little mousketeer, followed by her re-vamp years later as the ultimate pop princess. Britney Spears is synonymous with sugary sweet manufactured pop, the good-girl-gone-bad thing and of course her quiet return to showbiz after a traumatic few years. It's hard to believe that time has passed by so quickly, but it's time for a then and now, featuring Ms. Spears:

Britney Spears hairstylesThen: Britney was at the top of her game, touring the world and making millions. Britney's hair quickly went from mousy brown to blonde babe, as seen here. Her hair is a buttery yellow blonde which looks anything but natural…but hey, she could pull it off so why not? This extremely warm blonde made her dark eyes the main focus of her look, although they had to compare with those belly-baring outfits too! Overall, Britney looks like a typical teenager with long blonde carefree hair.

Britney Spears hairstylesNow: Britney's people have been desperate to clean up her image, starting with a sophisticated makeover for her role on the X Factor. Britney is still rocking a light shade of warm blonde, although now she has a more mature haircut with eye-skimming bangs and lots of layers around her face.

What do you think of Britney, then and now?

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