Miley Cyrus had the ultimate throwback Thursday when a trip to the salon brought back her iconic Hannah Montana hair from over a decade ago. The “Party in the U.S.A.” singer, 26, channeled her Disney alter ego with the hair transformation, dying her light brown hair back to the long blonde locks and blunt bangs she rocked for four seasons in her breakout role. Her move came days after Cyrus celebrated Hannah Montana‘s 13th anniversary by posting a series of retro photos and memes.
“You know guys, it was so hard going back and forth that I decided that I’ll just be Hannah forever,” she joked on a video shared on her social media channels — referencing her character Miley Stewart, the brunette teenager who secretly moonlighted as a pop star when wearing a blonde wig. “She was getting a lot of press this week, thanks to me!” Cyrus added, even sharing a #10YearChallenge side-by-side photo (in which she hilariously declared, “I win!”). Of course, unlike the ‘do she wore on Hannah Montana, this new look isn’t a wig.
“It’s all me,” Cyrus said on colorist Justin Anderson’s Instagram story after the transformation. “I can’t believe that’s my f—ing hair! My hair is so long, that’s no weave!” After her visit to the salon, Cyrus took her new look for a spin on the town. In the car, she sang along to old Hannah Montana songs, including “Nobody’s Perfect” — to which she added, “except me, of course.” While singing “The Best of Both Worlds,” Cyrus teased, “Like when [you’ve] taken an upper and a downer at the same time. Like if you take a little molly and smoke a joint.” Then there was an unexpected new track: Migos’ 2013 jam, “Hannah Montana.” To complete the throwback, Cyrus snapped a picture of herself with her finger to her lips in a silencing gesture, an iconic pose from previous Hannah Montana promos.