Taylor Swift has returned to her signature '00s hairstyle and now we're in our feels

The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now... she's on stage accepting half a dozen awards.

Taylor Swift broke the record for most AMA wins last night, winning all six she was nominated for at the fan-voted ceremony, including the top prize: artist of the year. Did we mention the previous record was also held by her?

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Her winning output was made up in part from the re-recordings of her early albums (after a dispute with her old record label), with Red Taylor's Version scooping two best album wins. To add to this nostalgia, as you may have noticed, Taylor is serving up a blast from the past returning to her signature hairstyle from her early albums and it's giving peak Fearless circa 2008.

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Taylor's sweeping bangs and golden curls were instantly recognisable as a reference to teen Taylor. Which ties in beautifully to the theme of her recently announced tour; "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of my career (past & present!)"

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Taylor at the 2010 Grammy AwardsDan MacMedan - Getty Images

Speaking of the album's success, Taylor said; “This album is a re-recorded album and I cannot tell you how much my re-recorded albums mean to me, but I never expected or assumed that they would mean anything to you.”

And this look feels like a further nod to fans' love of the star's early years. How are these pics 12 years apart?

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Seeing double in 2022Sarah Morris - Getty Images

Her 2022 take was a little more undone than her noughties iteration, with her golden curls brushed through for a softer movie star take, and the side bang more firmly secured into a vintage wave.

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But the tribute was undeniable.

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Taylor's been knocking it out of the park since she released her debut album at 16 back in 2006, something she noted in her acceptance speech saying; "I cannot express how unbelievable it is to me that I still do this and that you still care." And if we're honest it's making us emotional.

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