The old Taylor's straight hair and red lip are back.

By Erin Lukas
Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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Taylor Swift's fans know her latest hairstyle all too well.

The singer switched up her Folklore era curls while accepting the award for Apple Music's Songwriter of the Year. For the video speech, Swift wore her hair poker-straight and paired the style with a classic matte red lip. Her hair was also significantly lighter than the golden brown shade she recently debuted on her Rolling Stone cover with Sir Paul McCartney.

"Winning Songwriter of the Year in any capacity in any year would be so exciting, but I think it's really special this particular year because songwriting was the one thing that kept me connected to my fans," Swift said in her acceptance speech. "It means a lot to me because the way that fans respond to the songs I write, and the emotional exchange, is what has really kept me going this year. So I really want to say thank you to the fans for that, and to everyone at Apple Music, thank you for everything that you do."

In true Swiftie fashion, the singer's fans quickly began to theorize why the singer revisited her Red era's signature beauty look.

"She straightened her hair with bangs! Again, she straightened her hair with bangs!" one fan tweeted. "When was the last time she did that? RED ERA! 10-minute All Too Well version is coming!"

"THE BANGS GIVES ME RED VIBES SHE REALLY BE TEASING US," another Swiftie wrote.

Swift's nod to the Red era comes days after she shared she's re-recording her early music amid a legal battle to obtain her masters. And given the singer has a reputation for dropping Easter Eggs for her fans, it wouldn't be out of character for her to send a subtle message about that's to come.

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Plus, the singer recently revealed that there's a 10-minute version of "All Too Well," a fan-favorite song from Red.

"It included the F-word and basically I remember my sound guy was like, 'Hey, I burned a CD of that thing that you were doing in case you want it.' And I was like, 'Sure,'" she shared during an interview on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums podcast. "I ended up taking it home and listening to it. And I was like, 'I actually really like this but it definitely is like 10 minutes long and I need to pare it down.'"

Whether or not a reimagined version of Red is coming, we're here for this little piece of '00s beauty nostalgia that takes us back to a simpler time when Swift just wanted her scarf back.