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In photos: Justin Timberlake's hair, then and now

A look at the singer and actor's ever-changing hairstyles, from 'NSync to now

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Justin Timberlake, then a member of ’NSync, in New York in 2000. Many people may have forgotten his hair is really curly.

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A curly-headed Timberlake with his then-girlfriend Britney Spears in February 2002. Timberlake was still a member of ’NSync at the time.

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Now it’s December 2002, ‘NSync is on a break and Timberlake has switched to a curl-free buzzcut.

Fred Prouser/Reuters

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Just over a year later, Timberlake poses backstage on Feb. 8, 2004, after winning two awards at the 2004 Grammys for his solo album “Justified.”

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Timberlake let his curls peek through a Caesar cut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 17, 2005, where he made his film debut in the bomb “Edison.”

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Timberlake sported longish hair at a screening of "Alpha Dog” at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January 2007.

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In February 2007, he looked like this at the Grammy Awards.

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In September 2007, it was this at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Timberlake went back to the buzzcut for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 30, 2011.

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A year later, on May 7, 2012, Timberlake was sporting longer hair again at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York.

Charles Sykes/AP

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These days, it’s hair-straightener and a retro look. Timberlake is seen here on March 18, 2013 in Los Angeles for the launch of his new album, “The 20/20 Experience.”

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Can’t skip this look: Justin Timberlake as Raif, half of the duo The Lonely Island from the famous Saturday Night Live skit “D*** in a Box.”

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