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JoJo Siwa's hair evolution is full of ponytails.
JoJo Siwa’s Hair Evolution Is As Colorful As You’d Expect

First ponytails, then pixie cuts, now braided mohawks. It’s called range.

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After entering the world of reality TV at just 9 years old, JoJo Siwa has had many iconic hairdos over the years. She’s played with colors and styles, and while you’re used to seeing her in a ponytail, she’s not afraid to try something new. From her first step into stardom to now, Siwa’s hair evolution over the course of her career deserves more than a small shoutout.

Siwa’s decade-long career all started with Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, a spinoff show from Dance Moms. From the very beginning, Siwa was known for her statement bows. Soon after, she started a YouTube channel, has competed on Dancing with the Stars, and became a judge on So You Think You Can Dance. Throughout that time, she’s graduated from her classic, blond ponytail to playing with colors, getting a pixie cut, to her most daring and dramatic looks to date at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

So, going back to the time when fame was just a twinkle in the dancer’s eye to now having 11 million followers on Instagram, you can say the 20-year-old has grown a lot. Below, you can take a trip down memory lane, looking at JoJo Siwa’s latest hair-raising look all the way back to 2015.

April 2024: JoJo Siwa’s Adult Era Makeover

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On April 1, 2024 (no joke), Siwa showcased her least colorful yet arguably most shocking look of all time, wearing a black and silver bedazzled unitard and KISS-inspired makeup to the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The “Karma” singer was still her signature blond, but had it coifed into a braided mohawk as she prepared audiences for a full rebrand. Buh-bye, ponytails!

September 2022: JoJo Siwa With Short Hair

On Sept. 23, Siwa not only debuted a new “shortie” haircut, but the dancer documented the process on TikTok. As it turns out, Siwa went from long, blond extensions to super short hair thanks to her new bae, Avery Cyrus. According to the video Siwa posted, after playfully chopping her hair, it took Cyrus about three hours to finish Siwa’s pixie cut-adjacent look.

August 2022: JoJo Siwa With A Mullet

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Just call her “mullet daddy.” In an August 2022 Instagram, the previously pixie-haired star kept the front of her hair short and rocked long, blond extensions in the back. To quote one of the commenters on TikTok: “It’s giving JoJo Exotic.”

May 2022: JoJo Siwa With High Pigtails

To celebrate her 19th birthday on May 19, 2022, Siwa loaded up her hair with a beloved TikTok trend, hair tinsel. Her fanned-out pigtails sparkled during her Tonight Show appearance, which is ideal for any b-day look — especially Siwa’s *golden birthday* style.

April 2022: JoJo Siwa With Short, Shaved Hair

Days after the GLAAD Media Awards, Siwa kissed her long hair goodbye. She chopped off at least 6 inches of her hair to create her half-shaved pixie cut. It’s about as ~cool for the summer~ as you can get.

April 2022: JoJo Siwa With Space Buns

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Siwa broke out the Princess Leia vibes with her space buns at the 2022 GLAAD Awards. She tossed in a braid to add a graphic touch to the already classic look.

November 2021: JoJo Siwa With A Crown Braid And Waves

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At the 2021 American Music Awards, Siwa dressed up her hair with a simple crown braid. Ever so glamorous, the rest of her hair was styled in loose waves down her back. If I have to name this look, I would call it *modern princess*.

October 2021: JoJo Siwa With Brown Hair

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During her time on Dancing with the Stars, Siwa pranked her partner, Jenna Johnson, by dressing just like her. That even included turning her blond hair into a rich, chocolate brown. Even though it’s just a joke, I can hardly recognize the dancer.

August 2020: JoJo Siwa With Loose Waves

James Charles totally undid Siwa’s classic look and styled her much more normcore. By the end of the video, Charles styled her hair down and in loose waves. Truly, before this 2020 video, I don’t think I’d ever seen her with her hair down.

April 2019: JoJo Siwa With Multicolored Streaks

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To celebrate her 16th birthday, the YouTuber went super pastel with her streaks. For this look, there are so many colors in her hair you can barely see the blond.

July 2018: JoJo Siwa With Pink And Blue Hair

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Upping her dip-dye game, Siwa matched her blue and pink hair to her Rainbow Bright-style dance dress in 2018. Talk about a cotton candy dream.

May 2016: JoJo Siwa With Crimped, Streaked Hair

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Siwa wasn’t afraid to go full Lizzie McGuire in 2016. With plenty of neon streaks clipped into her ultra-high ponytail, her crimped hair was as bold and Y2K as you can get.

March 2016: JoJo Siwa With A Dip-Dyed Pink Ponytail

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While attending the 2016 Nickelodeon Choice Awards, Siwa rocked pink, dip-dyed hair. It was her first foray into the world of colored locks, and she’s since decided the look was definitely for her. Of course, she’s got a big, pink bow to match.

March 2015: JoJo Siwa With A Big Bow And Ponytail

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Since the beginning of Siwa’s career, there’s been one go-to hairdo in her arsenal. Her high side-ponytail and big bow combo is just as synonymous with Siwa now as it was at the very beginning.

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