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The Evolution Of Blake Shelton's Hair

There were dark times. Dark, dark, mullet-filled times.

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2002: Blake had a glorious curly mullet.

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2003: Still the long glorious mullet, but he's got some dry split ends. Conditioner, Blake!

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2003: Oh god, this is a very very dark moment in Blake Shelton hair history. He looks like a college kid at his first Rusted Root Concert.

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2004: An important milestone: Blake discovers hair gel.

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Spring 2005: Blake still holds onto his precious mullet. Look at the fire in his eyes, thinking about his love of this mullet.

Winter 2005: But then a twist! A trim! The mullshelt (mullet+shelton) is shorter, but still remains intact

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2006: Finally mullet-free! Coincidentally, this happens the same year as he divorces his first wife and starts dating Miranda Lambert.

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2007: Now that he has a new girlfriend, he cleans up a little. The front of his hair doesn't really seem to know what to do, Blake with short hair is like a fawn learning to walk for the first time.

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2008: I can only assume he's having a bad hair day under that hat, which explains this very ill-advised photo op.

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2009: What's that hiding just below and behind Blake's ear? Is that.... a hint of mullet? Oh Blake, you rascal.

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2010: Ah, the glorious swoop emerges. Hearts across the nation swoop with it.

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2012: Behold, the majesty of this hairline. Allow your hands to feel themselves running through it, grabbing thick salt and pepper chunks in each palm

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2013: The most glorious hair in country music.

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R.I.P. Mullshelt. Never forget.

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