Dolly Parton
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Today — January 19 — is a blessed day: country superstar Dolly Parton turns 71.

Not only is Dolly an incredible singer, songwriter, and actress, she's also a hair expert

Dolly has never been shy about her fierce hair game. She shamelessly made it known that her famous platinum blonde mane is actually the result of wigs — and Dolly has spent decades teasing them to perfection.

“I used to try to keep my own hair teased as big as I like it, and having the bleach and all of that, it just broke off,” she revealed on "Home & Family" last year. “I thought, ‘Why am I going through all that? Why don’t I just wear wigs? That way, I never have a bad hair day!"

She paused before adding, "I have a big hair day, but not a bad hair day.”

(Can you say I-C-O-N-I-C?)

In honor of Dolly's birthday, here are 10 amazing, sky-high hairstyles that Dolly Parton has rocked throughout the years. 

1

The singer posed for this portrait in 1965.

Dolly Parton
photo: Getty

And her hair took up half the frame!

2

In 1976, Dolly was all about the big hair and the side-eye.

Dolly Parton
photo: Getty

The bolder, the better.

3

Most women sought long, straight hair in 1977 — but Dolly challenged the trend with her larger-than-life ringlets.

Dolly Parton
photo: Getty

"I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else," she famously stated.

4

Dolly went with a shorter length in 1978, but kept *all* the volume.

Dolly Parton
photo: Getty

Dolly and her cute "9 to 5" curls continued to take over Hollywood throughout the '80s.

5

By 1992, Dolly Parton was associated with all things blonde and fabulous.

Dolly Parton
photo: Splash News

But don't try to use Dolly's hair color against her: 

"I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb," she insisted. "And I also know that I'm not blonde."

6

Dolly brought back the cropped length in 2002, but went with featherier hair pieces.

Dolly Parton
photo: Splash News

Dolly will be the first to remind her fans that "there is no such thing as natural beauty."

7

In 2006, she experimented with a spikier look.

Dolly Party
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"It’s a funny thing because when I wear this big hair, because I’m so tiny, my husband always says I look like a Q-Tip,” Dolly admitted. “It’s nothing but a big white wad on my head!”

8

But Dolly debuted her fanciest wig for a live performance in 2014.

Dolly Parton
photo: Splash News

This complicated hairstyle featured an intricate combination of mini braids, flower clips, and hair twists. 

9

For 2016, Dolly decided to keep it "Pure & Simple" with a light, feathery — but still very blonde — haircut.

Dolly Parton
photo: Splash News

Some things never change.

10

Happy birthday to Dolly Parton (and her amazing hair game).

Dolly Parton
photo: Splash News

71 has never looked so good.