1. For most people, it takes a while to develop a sense of style — and feel comfortable to experiment outside of it. Willow Smith, on the other hand? She’s been doing just that for basically her entire life. With actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith as parents and Louis Vuitton face Jaden Smith as a brother, Willow was practically destined for style stardom. From her ever-changing hairstyles to her love of technicolor looks, Willow is never afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to beauty. The Chanel ambassador may be known for her cutting-edge style nowadays, but to those who’ve followed her since the beginning, this is nothing new. The pint-sized singer and actress has been working the red carpet with double buns, chic braids, and out-of-this world accessories since she was just a little kid, and she’s only gotten better with age. Click through to see how her look has evolved over the years — and stay tuned for what’s to come.
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Four-year-old Willow and dad Will were the picture of father-daughter #goals at the premiere of Shark Tale(jealous!). With a tiny hair clip and a big smile, the future star was red carpet ready in an instant.
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3. DECEMBER 2006
Willow showed off her family pride at her dad and brother’s film Pursuit of Happyness in L.A. with her brightest smile and two totally adorable buns.
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4. JUNE 2008
Aviator eyeglasses may be a cutting-edge trend today, but to Willow? It’s old news. For the premiere of her film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, the actress styled her go-to pair with a slouchy beanie, glossy lips, and cool, highlighted braids.
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5. JUNE 2010
Even without a hint of makeup, Willow looked fresh and glowing at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.
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6. JULY 2010
Just one month later, Willow was sporting a whole new ‘do. For The Karate Kid U.K. premiere, the star easily stood out with this half-shaved, side-swept look.
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7. NOVEMBER 2010
Ever the cool kid, Willow evolved her look yet again for the 2010 American Music Awards. Aside from that seriously statement-making yellow and gray look, the star turned things up with gold liner underneath her eyes, light pink gloss, and a super volumized pony. A star in the making? Try a superstar from birth!
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8. FEBRUARY 2011
The Grammys are all about out-there looks — something Willow has clearly mastered. For the 2011 awards, the singer-actress added the perfect pop of color with orange and yellow pieces in her hair and her signature bright smile.
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9. APRIL 2011
Willow’s minimal makeup paired perfectly with her sky-high updo at the 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards. Mismatched earrings were just the icing on top.
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10. JUNE 2011
Willow has tried tons of hairstyles in her 15 years of fame, but this artistic updo was one of her very best.
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11. MARCH 2012
Pink hair, don’t care! Who knew a superbright buzzcut could look this cool?
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12. MARCH 2013
Willow spiked up her hair (and kept makeup clean and simple) for a rocker-chic look at the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards.
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13. MAY 2013
Thought Willow had tried every look in the book? Think again! For a 2013 event, the star pulled out all the stops with bangs, waves, and white-blonde, pink, and light blue hair.
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14. MAY 2013
Later that month, she went to the darker side with straight dark brown hair and thick, straight-across bangs.
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15. JANUARY 2014
If this isn’t total curl goals, we don’t know what is! All she needed was a little black liner on her eyes and soft pink lips and she was good to go.
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16. OCTOBER 2014
Willow showed off chic frosted tips and a fashion forward cat eye for The Fader Fort party in Brooklyn. The singer kept the rest of her face super clean and moisturized — a major key for pulling off a statement eye like this.
17. DECEMBER 2014
Willow’s always been experimental when it comes to her look, but she’s embraced color way more in the past few years. This scarf hair tie and turquoise eyeliner combo should definitely be tried at home.
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18. MARCH 2015
Are hot pink lips the new red lips? If Willow has it her way, they might be. Sporting a glossy hue at the 2015 Black Girls Rock! event, the star added the perfect pop of color to her monochromatic suit.
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19. MARCH 2016
It’s official: 2016 is the year of Willow. Stepping out with electric blue eyeliner and clean matte skin at the Chanel fall 2016 show, the singer (and brand ambassador) had all eyes on her.