Maddie Ziegler, 15, is unrecognizable with dramatic new beauty look

For as long as Maddie Ziegler has been in the spotlight, it’s hard to believe that the former Dance Moms star is only 15 years old. But in her latest glam photo posted on Instagram, the teenager is looking all grown up thanks to a dramatic new hairstyle.

While she’s kept her hair its natural color and styled long with loose curls for years, Ziegler switched things up recently. The dancer not only dyed her hair blonde but she also cut off multiple inches, switching her side part to the middle, and opting for messy waves over polished ones.

@thetonyabrewer you got me gurlll

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Giving credit to her longtime makeup artist and hair stylist Tonya Brewer, Ziegler captioned her Instagram photo, “you got me gurll.” Everyone certainly agrees that Brewer knows what she’s doing with the dancer’s mature look — but let’s take a moment to scroll through memory lane at her past looks.

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Back in 2013, when the star was just 11 years old, she took to her Instagram account to share a professional headshot. With a little bit of eye liner, some gloss, and curls in her hair, Ziegler already looked a bit beyond her age. Yet, she continued to experiment as the years went on.

See the star over the years: 

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Maddie Ziegler over the years
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: TV personalities Mackenzie and Maddie Ziegler attend Tattoo Bandz at KIIS FM TCA Gifting Lounge on July 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: Television personalities Melissa Gisoni (L) and her daughter Maddie Ziegler arrive at the 102.7 KIIS-FM Gifting Lounge for TEEN CHOICE AWARDS at W Los Angeles - Westwood on July 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the FOX 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FOX/Getty Images for FOX)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Television personalities Mackenzie Ziegler (L) and Maddie Ziegler attend the 'Dance Moms' meet and greet benefiting Starlight Children's Foundation at Stoopher & Boots on September 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Television personalities Mackenzie Ziegler (L) and Maddie Ziegler attend the 'Dance Moms' meet and greet benefiting Starlight Children's Foundation at Stoopher & Boots on September 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Actress Maddie Ziegler attends Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Dancers Maddie Ziegler (L) and Mackenzie Ziegler attend the 2014 Industry Dance Awards at Avalon on September 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Dancers Maddie Ziegler (L) and Mackenzie Ziegler attend the 2014 Industry Dance Awards at Avalon on September 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the GRAMMY gift lounge during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Dancer Maddie Ziegler (L) and singer/songwriter Sia attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Dancer Maddie Ziegler (L) and designer Stacey Bendet pose backstage at the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Maddie Ziegler attends the Karen Walker fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Pier 59 on February 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Maddie Ziegler attends the Karen Walker fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Pier 59 on February 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the Sherri Hill fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Plaza on February 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Maddie Ziegler attends the Sherri Hill fall 2015 fashion show at The Plaza Hotel on February 19, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Dancer Maddie Ziegler backstage before the Sherri Hill fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Plaza on February 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star on March 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Madison Nicole 'Maddie' Ziegler poses during the Dance Mums Australia filming on March 14, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by El Pics/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Dancer Maddie Ziegler arrives at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: TV personality Maddie Ziegler attends the NYLON Young Hollywood Party presented by BCBGeneration at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on May 7, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NYLON)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13: TV personality Maddie Ziegler attends the 3rd Annual Reality TV Awards at Avalon on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Dancer Maddie Ziegler arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Pitch Perfect 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 30: Dancers Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler attend the Abby Lee Dance Company LA's VIP Grand Opening at Abby Lee Dance Company LA on May 30, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Dancer/TV personality Maddie Ziegler attends the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the Betsey Johnson fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Dancer Maddie Ziegler, Teen Vogue Style Director Andrew Bevan, and actress Ryan Newman attend the Betsey Johnson fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Melissa Rivers (L) and dancer Maddie Ziegler attend the Rebecca Minkoff Runway Show SS 16 with TRESemme at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Dancer Maddie Ziegler poses backstage during the Christian Siriano Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at ArtBeam on September 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the Zac Posen Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on September 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Maddie Ziegler arrives at the People's 'Ones To Watch' Event at Ysabel on September 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02: Dancer Maddie Ziegler arrives at Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party on October 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Maddie Ziegler attends 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2' New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on November 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Performance artist Maddie Ziegler attends the People's Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends Miss Me and Cosmopolitan's Spring Campaign Launch Event Hosted by Bella Thorne at The Terrace at Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles on February 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Miss Me)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 12: TV personality/dancer Maddie Ziegler attends Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 12, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Maddie Ziegler attends FOX's 'American Idol' Finale For The Farewell Season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 28: Mackenzie Ziegler and Maddie Ziegler arrives at the Tiger Beat's Pre-Party Around FOX's Teen Choice Awards at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on July 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - JULY 31: Maddie Ziegler arrives at the Teen Choice Awards 2016 at The Forum on July 31, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Maddie Ziegler attends the 2016 Industry Dance Awards And Cancer Benefit Show at Avalon on August 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 6th Annual Celebration Of Dance Gala Presented By The Dizzy Feet Foundation at The Novo by Microsoft on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 18: In this handout photo provided by Disneyland Resort, sisters Mackenzie Ziegler and Maddie Ziegler take a spin in a teacup at the Mad Tea Party at Disneyland park August 18, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Maddie Ziegler performs onstage during the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 held at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Dancer Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Actress Maddie Ziegler is seen walking in Soho on March 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Maddie Ziegler attends Build Series presents Maddie Ziegler discussing 'The Maddie Diaries' at Build Studio on March 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Maddie Ziegler promotes her new book, 'The Maddie Diaries' at Barnes & Noble, Fifth Avenue on March 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Dancer Maddie Ziegler at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Maddie Ziegler attends a book signing for her book 'The Maddie Diaries' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on March 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Desiree Stone/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 14: Maddie Ziegler visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 14, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - June 5: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Maddie Ziegler visits the Young Hollywood Studio on June 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 14: Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival - opening night premiere of Focus Features' 'The Book Of Henry' held at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on June 14, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Millie Bobby Brown (L) and Maddie Ziegler attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Maddie Ziegler attends the premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'Leap!' on August 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler arrives at Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night held at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Maddie Ziegler during the WSJ Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art on November 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends My Friend's Place 30th Anniversary Gala on April 7, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Maddie Ziegler arrives at the WE Day California To Celebrate Young People Changing The World at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Hailey Baldwin (L) and Maddie Ziegler attend the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers event and Believe In Dreams campaign launch on May 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Maddie Ziegler attends the Tiffany Paper Flowers Collection Launch at Tiffany & Co. on May 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09: Maddie Ziegler attends the Marc Jacobs Fragrances Celebrates the Launch of DAISY LOVE on May 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Maddie Ziegler is seen on May 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Maddie Ziegler attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
BEL AIR, CA - JUNE 10: Maddie Ziegler attends 10th Annual Empathy Rocks Fundraiser at Private Residence on June 10, 2018 in Bel Air, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Throughout her career, no matter what style and beauty changes she’s made, she’s always strived to stay true to herself.

“I mean, I have people telling me that I’ve gained weight,” she says. “Even if I have, I’m 15, don’t say that to me. It wrecks your confidence and then you start to believe these things. But it’s so important to be yourself.”

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