Must-See Celebrity Hair Changes
These stars are crossing into new hair-itory (we couldn’t resist). Check out all the exciting celeb switch-ups for the ultimate mane inspiration.
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress chopped her long brunette hair for a good cause: Locks of Love! The not-for-profit organization "provides the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss,” Butters explained on Instagram alongside a video of the before and after.
After shocking fans with her dramatic hair change and debuting her blonde hue, the singer shared a selfie of herself with her tresses tied in a messy bun.
The Modern Family alum is embracing her Scottish and Irish roots! The star debuted an auburn hue on Instagram, chalking the subtle hair change up to restlessness during the pandemic. "I'm bored and watched all of Outlander for a second time," she captioned the post.
The newly dark-haired supermodel admitted that “blondes have more fun” on Instagram…as for brunettes? TBD!
The former Bachelorette and hairstylist showed off her new pink locks on Instagram.
"I've been wanting to have some fun and (temporarily) change up my hair for some time now with a fun color... so I did it!!" Crawley said.
The Cravings cookbook author had some fun with pink hair in her latest Instagram post.
The supermodel showed off her new hair color with a mirror selfie on Instagram.
Ciara's feeling blue-tiful! The singer strayed from her usual chocolate brown color and experimented with an icy blue hue dyed by her hairstylist César DeLeön Ramîrez, then staged a sexy photo shoot to show it off.
The pop star celebrated the release of her book, I Would Leave Me If I Could, by dyeing her buzzcut into a tie-dye blue, yellow and lime green hue.
She dyed her own hair fire-engine red at home in September, but just added a chunky dark chocolate lowlight to the front pieces on each side of her face.
The actor bleached his hair and debuted his mohawk when his wife Sofia Vergara shared a photo from her Modern Family reunion dinner.
The singer showed off his new pink hair on his Instagram Story in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Olympic gold medalist and former reality star debuted a bright blonde hue, after gradually lightening her hair for the past few months. “Do blondes have more fun? Secret project today...keep you posted 😜” she wrote on Instagram.
She's tried practically every hair color there is, with the exception of one. But now that's officially changed — Lucy Hale's a redhead! "My lil colorist heart is full and now we officially know this chick looks good with any hair color 👩🏼👩🏻👩🎤🧚🏻👩🏼🦰👑 thank you for trusting me to do this (and thank you for Covid testing w me beforehand 🥰)," the actress' colorist Kristin Ess said.
The Modern Family star said goodbye to her platinum blonde hue and introduced a whole new look for fall: bubblegum pink! "Pinkie Pie spotted in the wild on Labor Day," she said of the colorful style on Instagram.
Sonja Morgan's loving the lob life! The Real Housewives of New York City star visited hairstylist Roy Teeluck's "wonderful new townhouse salon" to get her hair chopped into an edgy, chin-length 'do. "Sooooo relaxing," she described the experience.
The singer’s mermaid highlights are a special homage to her hairstylist Frederic Aspiras’ mom, who recently passed away. “Rocking color by @frederiaspiras named after his mother who just passed…Suzie’s Ocean Blonde. This was extra special glamour with love,” she wrote on Instagram.
The actress took her Avatar: The Last Airbender obsession to the next level by shaving a heart and arrow design inspired by the popular cartoon into the side of her buzz cut.
The Queer Eye star showed off his new buzzcut on Instagram. "Quarantine makeover realness bb," Jonathan Van Ness wrote in the comments section.
"Took me a second to figure out who this was!!!" Bobby Berk said as Tan France added: "YES BUZZ-CUT!"
The star, 17, showed off her new hair color in a TikTok video while singing to Miley Cyrus' 'Can't Be Tamed.'
The retired NBA star showed off his bold new look on Instagram, writing, "When they think they know—switch it up."
His wife Gabrielle Union also commented: "No Fux Given D is the best."
Just a month after showing off her “bleached breakage" bangs, the “Break My Heart” singer debuted a fun new color. While self-quarantining in London, she had boyfriend Anwar Hadid dye her bleached blonde bangs a bright pink hue. “This week's experiment... pink hair," the Grammy winner said on Instagram while documenting her “Quarantine diaries."
The "Don’t Start Now" singer revamped her dark lob by unintentionally adding some short bangs, which she called "bleached breakage." She explained on her Instagram Stories that she didn't actually cut her hair, it simply got that short from all the breakage she suffered from dyeing the top half of her hair white over the past few months.
The Little Women nominee made a bold choice by having hairstylist Adir Abergel chop bangs on her the night before the Oscars. "Stunning Saoirse Ronan for the Oscars," Abergel said on Instagram.
The Oscar presenter and Crown star debuted a bold new 'do at the 2020 Academy Awards: an on-trend platinum blonde color.
The Bridesmaid star debuted a bold new cut and color at the BAM opening night after party for her off-Broadway play Medea on Jan. 30. Byrne — whose had a dirty blonde lob for years — looked chic with a dark brown short bob. The star's new color has a subtle auburn hue, which beautifully accentuates her fair skin tone.
Hayden Panettiere recently chopped off her long blonde tresses in favor of a stylish pixie cut. The big hair change comes amid some turmoil in her personal life. More than a month after her ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson‘s felony domestic violence charge was dismissed, the actress was photographed with him last month, walking through an airport. PEOPLE confirmed at the time that the couple was back together.
Miley is giving off major "punk vibes," thanks to her stylist Sally Hershberger. The "Wrecking Ball" singer, who turned 27 years old on Sunday, chopped a few inches off of her locks and amped up her color to a bright platinum blonde. For even more edge, she added longer bangs and angles to frame her face.
Ah, the power of a little styling! Lily Allen just switched up her look in a major way simply by moving her deep side part to the middle and adding a 60’s-inspired hair flip. The singer debuted her polished bob and thick bangs on Instagram on Thursday.
Emma Roberts has mastered the art of transitioning from brunette to dirty blonde and does so once every few months (we’re hoping she uses a sulfate-free conditioner!) But her latest hair change is more dramatic — the actress sported a lighter and longer ‘do while out and about in West Hollywood on Wednesday. Roberts, who usually keeps her roots dark, opted for an all-over blonde shade this time around and we’re here for it.
Jordyn Woods is heating things up with a fiery new hue. On Sunday, the 22-year-old model shared a snap on Instagram of herself wearing a curly red wig, courtesy of hairstylist Jonathan Wright. Woods' bright hair change comes less than two weeks after Kylie Jenner donned a similar wig for her sexy Princess Ariel Halloween costume channeling The Little Mermaid.
Jennifer Lopez chopped off several inches for this shoulder-skimming lob. "We wanted to do something chic and classy that highlighted her features," says her pro Chris Appleton. He says this look is easiest if you have straight hair. "If your texture is curly, be prepared to take time to style it," Appleton says.
Sleekness with lots of shine is key for a look like J.Lo’s, so invest in a quality flat iron, a heat protectant to keep hair healthy and Color Wow's EXTRA Shine Spray, which Appleton used on the star.
Jennifer Garner's pro Adir Abergel loves "curtain bangs": "They are soft on the ends and could be worn across the forehead or swept to the side." (Nervous about making a cut? Try clip-ins, as he used on Garner.)
“We’d talked about doing it since last year,” says Zendaya’s hairstylist Ursula Stephen about this color she debuted at the Emmys. Red can be prone to fading, so keep the shade vibrant with a color-depositing conditioner.
Hairstylist Lorenzo Martin taped (18-inch!) Great Lengths extensions into Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair for a longer, fuller effect. To get a natural look like hers, ask your pro to blend in a few different shades for dimension.
The Pretty Little Liars actress just debuted a cool chocolate-brown color for fall. And according to her stylist, Brittany King, Benson goes to the salon to switch up her 'do on the regular.
"With prep for a upcoming role this fall, we traded her usual blonde for a rich darker brunette, which was inspired by Barbara Palvin’s color on a recent red carpet," says Brittany King of Larry King Hair Salon in London. "We used some of her existing blonde as highlighted pieces, as well as added low lights with EQ Shades by Redken."
King finished Benson's color off with with a shiny gloss and used Larry King Social Life cream to nourish the hair after color. "I wanted it to be a multidimensional brunette and a color that best suited her skin tone," King adds.
Millie Bobby Brown
Eleven just went blonde (twice!). The Stranger Things actress switched up her classic brown bob with long, wavy blonde extentions. But because one hair change wasn't enough, Bobby Brown dyed her bob an ashy-blonde color a few days later at Y.S.V Salon and Spa in Miami.
The actress and singer has rocked a lob for quite some time now. But as soon as fall hit, Gomez added long wavy extentions to her shoulder-length cut, with a few blonde highlights mixed in (as seen in her friend Raquelle Steven’s Instagram story).
Whoopi Goldberg unveiled a brand-new platinum white hair color on The View, thanks to her hairstylist Jeffrey Bautista, for her upcoming role in ABC's miniseries, The Stand.
"I'm playing a woman who is over 100," the actress explains on The View. "That's how we go. We may spread, but the hair always looks good. People need to know that 100 is no longer what it used to be."
Lord of the Rings actress, Liv Tyler, added a fresh set of fringe bangs to her long chocolate-brown hair for the Ad Astra premiere. But before debuting her new style, Tyler's hairstylist Renato Campora posted a gorgeous profile shot of her new bangs, showing off his masterpiece.
The Scandal star spiced up her dark lob with fringe bangs, which she debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of American Son.
The pop star spiced up her signature brunette bob by bleaching her ends and dyeing them neon green. "In case some of you forgot - yes! Green hair," Demi captioned her selfie.
The Charlie's Angel star just debuted her '80s punk-inspired lob at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hair Stylist Adir Abergel created a cool crop on Kristen Stewart with short sides, platinum tips and a collapsed effect. The sides of the hair were cut with a clipper in a very "non-confirmative" way giving the illusion that Kristen almost did it herself, Abergel says.
Buh-bye, blondie! The pop star showed off her new dark, brunette 'do with a silly selfie and saying, "Yes, my sister inspired me to go dark!!!!”
Chop chop! The Fast & Furious 9 actress announces her return to the film series by showing off her new bowl cut for the upcoming role.
Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star, Kyle Richards, stuns fans on Instagram after stepping out in Colorado with freshly chopped bangs.
Bye-bye brunette! The model looked almost unrecognizable in her latest Instagram, featuring a new blonde hue and freshly chopped angles to frame her face. And Hadid’s friends like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian-West and Hailey Bieber flocked to the comments section to give their stamp of approval.
The singer traded in her long locks for a ‘90s-inspired angled bob. Ciara’s hairstylist César DeLeön Ramirêz shared her neck-grazing chop on his Instagram and wrote, “Forever inspired by the 90’s.”
Kim just made a subtle hair change for the end of the summer by trading in her short dark bob, for a sleek chocolate-brown ‘do. “Who’s in to the New Cool chocolate brown on @kimkardashian for the summer 💣,” her hairstylist Chris Appleton wrote on Instagram
Ciao! The Chicago P.D. actress thanked her hairstylist Riawna Capri on Instagram for helping her get back her “Italian roots” with a fresh chop in shiny dark-brown hue. "Back to my (🇮🇹) roots 😘 thanks my babe @riawna!," Bush wrote on Instagram.
It looks like Zendaya may have taken inspiration from her new film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, when she turned to her colorist for a new 'do. The actress showed off a dramatically different fiery red hair color as she joined her Spider-Man castmates for a photo call at the Tower of London.
The Ocean’s 8 actress went back to her roots and debuted her new lob on stage at the 2019 ESPYs. Her fresh caramel highlights and loose beachy waves serve up major summer hair inspiration.
The actress revealed some darker roots and highlighted layers at the Chanel show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
The tastemaker served up some serious hair inspo at the 2019 ACE Awards, where she was honored with the Style Icon Award, when she showed off a super short pixie cut on the carpet. "Chop it awf ☺️😘..." Ciara wrote on Instagram.
The 17-year-old supermodel has been thinking about getting a serious chop "for a little while now," her hairstylist, Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau said. The duo finally went for it, and Kaia showed off her "drama cut" with a selfie on Instagram.
"Kaia’s new haircut was actually inspired by her and her desire to change her look," Palau said. "She wanted it shorter, and for it to look a little more ‘boyish.’ Using a razor, I kept her ends choppy while loose-cutting her hair into a sexy, short-ish bob shape."
Less than a week after her boyfriend Dylan Sprouse debuted a blue raspberry buzz cut, Barbara stepped out on the CFDA Awards red carpet with brow-grazing bangs.
"Chopped it off," the actress said as she debuted her chic blunt, chin length bob on Instagram cut by hairstylist John MacPherson.