Style icon Alexa Chung isn’t showing any signs of relinquishing her status as an “it” girl. She may have skipped New York Fashion Week in order to cover the red carpet at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards for Fuse TV. But she has been back on the scene over the last few days in London, at parties and runway presentations for AnOther magazine, J.W. Anderson (above) and Mulberry. Her knack for making the most ladylike clothes seem edgy, young and effortless has remain unchanged. Her famous ombré locks, however, are growing out for a variation on her signature look. We took a trip down memory lane to see all of Chung’s subtle hair transformations to date.

Remember these early photos of Chung before she became a true fashion icon? Although her mane wasn’t quite yet the talk of the town, Chung was always wearing choppy fringe. As she became an up-and-comer, she paired that choppy fringe with long, textured tousles.

Chung didn’t chop off her locks to just above her shoulders until 2007. We love the sleeker style she wore in those days. She first revealed that messy bob that she became most known for in 2008. At this time, she began to stray away from her dark brown locks and opted for chestnut highlights.

As she let this splash of dirty blonde fade out, she adopted ombré strands. She cut her hair even shorter in 2009. The combination of those blunt ends and ombré tips worked so well to frame her face.

In 2010 her hair was grazing her shoulders and the ombré look was in full effect. Chung began experimenting a bit with loose updos, pinning back her famed fringe and even big blowouts.

Chung has now stripped her hair of any ombré highlights and gone for a deep brunette on longer strands. Even with the darker shade and length, she still keeps her piecey waves that make her look singularly her own.

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