January 20, 2014 12:00 PM

HOLLYWOOD TRANSFORMATIONS!

Some stars chopped off their hair. Others went blonde, brunette or even blue! How celebs reinvented their looks by changing their locks

HAIR MAKEOVERS

READERS VOTED FOR THEIR FAVES

75% LOVE BROWN!

Kim Kardashian

Kardashian’s colorist George Papanikolas of Joico says the star was inspired to go blonde by an image of model Candice Swanepoel in Spanish Vogue.

67% LOVE BROWN!

Jennifer Hudson

“I wanted a change, something different, and it’s grown and sexy,” explained the singer. “If I’m gonna go short, I’m gonna go all the way … and here it is.”

80% LOVE BLONDE!

Demi Lovato

“If I could, I’d probably have a different color every single day,” said the ever-changing singer, who has been feeling electric blue since October.

52% LOVE SHORT!

Pamela Anderson

“It’s kind of a symbolic thing, just getting rid of the past, moving forward,” said Anderson of shedding her signature long locks.

82% LOVE LONG!

Shailene Woodley

The Divergent actress says the best part about her chic crop is “there’s no upkeep.” Another plus? She donated her long hair to charity.

87% LOVE AUBURN!

Kate Mara

The House of Cards star may have strayed from her auburn shade, but she stuck to her favorite style: sleek and shiny with a deep side part.

80% LOVE LONG!

JENNIFER LAWRENCE

“Can you imagine getting your hair cut and then finding out about it on the news?” the American Hustle star said about making headlines with her pixie cut. But it’s hardly that surprising, considering Lawrence, 23, has sported Hollywood’s hottest braid as Katniss for the Hunger Games films. After years of changing her hair for roles, Lawrence explained, “it was just fried from being dyed so much.” She sported a shoulder-length lob for a few months, then turned to hairstylist Riawna Capri to go shorter. “It grew to that awkward, gross length, and I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I was like, ‘Well, I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off.”

Beyoncé’s Year in Hair

Mrs. Carter’s love of change, plus those 17 videos that she was secretly recording, prompted many different dos. Her stylist Neal Farinah shares the details

TWO TOP KNOTS FOR CUBA!

JAN. 21, 2013

For the inauguration “she wanted soft waves, nothing too overpowering.”

FEB. 10, 2013

This Grammy style “was a departure from her big hair and glam gown look.”

FEB. 12, 2013

“Her sleek hair complemented the Elie Saab gown perfectly.”

APRIL 2, 2013

“Those bangs were for her GQ shoot. She kept them for a bit.”

APRIL 4, 2013

“She isn’t afraid to try different styles, and braids are perfect for a vacation.”

MAY 6, 2013

“I styled her Met Gala hair on the plane. We were on tour, so she was in and out.”

JUNE 17, 2013

“There’s a cornrow on the side, great for a hot summer night.”

JULY 17, 2013

“She’s a diva onstage, and this hair is iconic. It’s big, it flows, it works.”

AUG. 17, 2013

“She wanted different hair for her videos. There was no time to go back to her long hair.”

AUG. 29, 2013

“This is the asymmetric bob I cut for her ‘XO’ video shoot in Coney Island.”

SEPT. 2, 2013

“Her ends are a bit blonder here. We went brighter for the ‘Yoncé’ video.”

NOV. 1, 2013

“I had to blow her out [just before the show]; there was no time for her usual curls.”

DEC. 6, 2013

“She’s amazing at doing her own hair, and she even did her own makeup for two tours.”

DEC. 21, 2013

“I flat ironed her hair for the new music premiere. It took me about 45 minutes.”

JAN. 1, 2014

“These are leftover New Year’s Eve curls. I tweaked them on New Year’s Day.”

YEAR OF THE PIXIE CUT

Before JLaw and JHud, Beyoncé was crop queen (at least for a day)

The Hair Behind the Music

What most didn’t know at the time of Beyoncé’s pixie debut was that the cut was tied to her new music. “We cut her hair for her video ‘Pretty Hurts.’ She wanted it to be about empowering women.”

They’re All Grown Up!

Check out how four starlets grew into their own distinctive styles

THEN AGE 14

NOW AGE 17

ZENDAYA

When it comes to style, “there’s no logic—I just wear what I think is cool,” said the Disney Channel actress (in Donna Karan). “My main thing is to create trends, not follow them.”

THEN AGE 13

NOW AGE 17

TAVI GEVINSON

At age 11, her fashion blog made the Illinois native an instant style star—but not a diva. “I don’t have a stylist … I’m always most comfortable in what I pick,” she said.

THEN AGE 10

NOW AGE 17

ABIGAIL BRESLIN

The star now leans toward daring designs like this vintage Norma Kamali that “accentuates her figure in all of the right places while taking a risk,” says her stylist Jamie Schneider.

THEN AGE 14

NOW AGE 17

HAILEE STEINFELD

Getting dolled up for the red carpet is “like playtime for me!” said the actress (in Saint Laurent), who has already modeled for Miu Miu and sat front-row at a Chanel fashion show.

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