Barbra Streisand's Changing Looks

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See how the singing icon has transformed her hair and makeup over the years.

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Streisand started taking beauty risks in high school: "I put streaks in my hair with hydrogen peroxide, then put a rinse on to try and cover some of it. But the rinse was made of all different the streaks turned all those colors!"

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The Color Me Barbra singer sported an au courant bouffant. "I wore very short hair back then, and I had these little hair pieces that I'd just stick on top," she has said. "It was so easy."

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The Funny Girl lead framed her unforgettable face with tight ringlets.

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"I loved my hair long like that," she told InStyle of her cascading hippie mane.

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Streisand went bohemian for a celebration of A Star Is Born with a curly updo and natural makeup.

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This Annie Hall-like outfit didn't get her on the best-dressed list, but shoulder-length hair became a mainstay.

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Streisand presented the Best Director award at the Oscars and released Back to Broadway.

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Streisand returned to the big screen as the ultimate earth mother on Meet the Fockers. Perhaps her embroidered beret was a character homage?

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Her only complaint about her appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors? "The colors of that amp#91;awardamp#93; ribbon-I wish they were black and gold."

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"Well, the time has come," said Streisand as she presented the Best Director Oscar to Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to receive the honor. While she was never nominated in the category, Streisand has directed an impressive list of Oscar-nominated films, including Yentl, Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces.

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Longer locks and barely-there makeup give Streisand a youthful glow.

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A flowing, blown-out mane at the premiere of The Guilt Trip.

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Streisand posed backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards while sporting a lighter look in a black Donna Karan New York gown designed specifically for her.

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Streisand's key hair tip? Add a cute topper.

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The performer gathers her hair in an updo, complementing her casual style with delicate jewelry.

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The musical icon stepped out rocking bold cat-eye liner and nude lip, her blonde locks pin-straight.

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