In just a few short years, Katie Holmes went from girl-next-door Joey Potter to Hollywood superstar mom. In honor of her 32nd birthday on December 18, take a look back with InStyle at her style transformation.

Katie Holmes, Hairstyles

"When fame happens," Katie Holmes has said, "a lot of people think you're changing.” Well, who can blame them? In just a few short years, the 31-year-old went from girl-next-door Joey Potter to Hollywood superstar mom. She even chopped off her signature long locks in favor of a Suri-friendly angled bob. Still, even with an ever-changing mane, she hasn't altered her pretty, polished style.
1997: The pretty senior at Toledo's Notre Dame Academy had big dreams: "For some reason I thought it would be possible to be an actress, even though I was from Ohio."
1997: For "The Ice Storm" premiere, the "Dawson's Creek" up-and-comer wore a prom-ready updo and minimal makeup.
1999: Holmes complemented the auburn hue of her stick-straight hair with deep burgundy lipstick at the "Go" premiere in Hollywood.
2000: Katie glowed at the MTV Movie Awards thanks to tousled waves and sheer rose makeup.
2002: She starred in "Phone Booth" and celebrated the 100th episode of "Dawson's Creek" with a honey-tipped layered cut.
2003: Sexy '70s! The "Pieces of April" lead rocked a center part and loose curls for "VH1 Big in '03."
2004: Holmes flipped the switch and tried out bombshell waves, matte red lips, and arched brows for the 15th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
2005: She looked all-ingenue with her dewy skin, long lashes, and '60s-inspired pompadour.
2006: The new mother of Suri Cruise sat front row at Paris Fashion Week with her hair in a sophisticated retro style
2007: Mrs. Tom Cruise sported mini gamine bangs to the Armani Prive haute couture show in Paris.
2007: That November, Holmes added blunt bangs to her Vidal Sassoon-inspired bob.
2008: Holmes attended the premiere of "Mad Money" sporting a sleek bob with brow-grazing bangs.
2008: Ever the trendsetter, Katie's pixie became the latest rage.
2009: The actress' sleek chin-length bob framed a makeup look that included smoky eyes and currant gloss.
2009: Holmes played up her glowing skin at Elle's 16th Annual Women in Hollywood soiree with a dusting of peach blush and sheer mocha lip color.
2010: For the National Movie Awards in London, Holmes parted her loose waves in the center.
2010: Another year, another look. The star of "The Extra Man" worked shiny ebony curls at the flick's New York premiere.
2010: Shiny locks and come-hither eyes! Holmes framed her face with long, auburn-tinted fringe at a special screening of "The Romantics" in NYC.

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