The Boldest and Most Surprising Celeb Hair Makeovers of 2019

The Boldest and Most Surprising Celeb Hair Makeovers of 2019
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Nothing quiets the skeptic in us quite like a dramatic hair makeover. In theory, it would be easy to grab a pair of shears or box of dye and swan-dive into the unknown, but reality poses a different scenario. Soon enough, we’re plaguing ourselves (or a stylist) with endless questions, asking friends if we’re really making the right decision and already making contingency plans if it doesn’t come out how we’d hope. In moments like these, we look to celeb hair makeovers to ease our anxiety.

Though we’re sure having a pro-level glam squad on hand is a huge help, there are certain chameleons who constantly inspire us with their unabashed bravery for doing well, anything, to their hair. From big chops to neon dye jobs or combinations of both, rarely is there a shortage of transformations we get to witness and add to our personal Pinterest boards before an anxiety-inducing appointment at the salon. This year, Rowan Blanchard, Iskra Lawrence and Priyanka Chopra are just a few ladies leading the charge. See their stunning before-and-afters ahead.

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Before: Khloé Kardashian

From Ariana Grande-styled ponytails to thick cornrows, Khloé has always been accomplished in doing the most with her lusciously long mane.

After: Khloé Kardashian

The 2019 version of KhloéK decides to keep it easy, breezy, beautiful with a fresh chop.

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I wish I could edit the damn speaker off the wall.

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Before: Zendaya

The former Disney star went from looking like one of Charlie’s Angels…

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Face it, Tiger...

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After: Zendaya

Straight to the Devil’s advocate sitting on your right shoulder.

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What’s on your mind 💭

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Before: Barbara Palvin

The model took her look from fun and flirty…

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After: Barbara Palvin

To bangin’ hot.

Before: Ariana Grande

Grande’s weird reluctance to EVER let down her ponytail has made her iconic hairdo one of our generation’s greatest mysteries.

After: Ariana Grande

Turns out, she’s just been holding back (or pulling back) this entire time.

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Meredith, an intellectual

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Before: Taylor Swift

Taylor’s classic hair look has always matched her reputation of being America’s sweetheart.

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After: Taylor Swift

This year finally let the Southern bell out of her cage. The 2019 Taylor Swift is comin’ in hot (pink)!

Before: Jordyn Woods

Jordyn during her Pre-Tristan Thompson phase.

After: Jordyn Woods

We’re happy to see her healthy recovery and inspiring comeback–as shown by her classy new cut.

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Before: Rihanna

Ri’s classic hairstyle kept her look business-forward while unveiling her first Fenty fashion designs as Ms. CEO.

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After: Rihanna

The Queen decided to switch it up for her June Pop Up in New York by putting the savage in Fenty with this bad ass hairstyle. Her versatility is killer.

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Before: Ciara

From sleek ponytails to her iconic look of towering dreadlocks at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards—Ciara has always been talented when it comes to bold, classic, and beautiful.

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This Was Fun. #Set Video Out Now. #BeautyMarks

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After: Ciara

Who knew she’d go total gladiator princess on us with this bleach blonde pixie cut. Her dramatic hair change is just what her fans needed.

Before: Selma Blair

The actress has always kept a toned-down and natural look to her hair.

After: Selma Blair

She took toned-down and natural to a whole new level after (literally) returning to her roots with a Brad Pitt styled pixie.

Before: Lizzo

Lizzo rarely needs to be dramatic when it comes to personal hairstyling.

After: Lizzo

She showed the world her dark side with her fiery red pixie cut as she became the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Talk about a statement.

Before: Kaia Gerber

Gerber has always been an icon for exemplifying natural beauty at its finest.

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the drama cut by @guidopalau @sandyhullett

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After: Kaia Gerber

The model took her look way back to the Audrey Hepburn era with a theatrical chop.

Before: January Jones

Jones’ natural blonde hair is the heart of her everyday laid-back look.

After: January Jones

The blonde finally switches it up by becoming a member of the celebrity bob club, allowing her sophistication to shine.

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Before: Lily James

The English actress is envied for the way her golden locks are able to fall and curl perfectly without any effort.

After: Lily James

James also decided to join the celebrity bob club by ditching her long curls, and I can’t say I’m mad about it.

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Before: Gina Rodriguez

Although she makes it look easy, it’s hard to keep an innocent look while having jet black hair.

After: Gina Rodriguez

The actress is definitely in for a fun summer with her freshly bright look.

 

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Before: Ashley Tisdale

The High School musical alum has rarely deviated from her signature blonde hair…

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After: Ashley Tisdale

Until she decided to go full-on millennial pink in late 2018 and carry it into the New Year.

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Before: Emma Stone

The Oscar winner has long been in the upper echelon of famous redheads…

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After: Emma Stone

But in January, she showed up to the Producer’s Guild Award with a darker, brown hue that we’ve never seen on her before.

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Before: Hilary Duff

For most of her second pregnancy, the Younger star stuck with her signature dirty blonde hair…

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After: Hilary Duff

However, in early 2019, she decided to kick off the New Year in a platinum shade.

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Before: Iskra Lawrence

We’ve also loved the model’s blonde highlights….

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After: Iskra Lawrence

But we’re even more in love with her gray strands.

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Before: Katherine Langford

The Love, Simon star’s long, brown waves have become part of her signature look…

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She (red)y 💇💁

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In early 2019, she decided to try something completely new–an unofficial ode to Ariel’s red hair in The Little Mermaid.

After: Katherine Langford

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Before: Priyanka Chopra

Before jumping the broom in 2018, the international star sported shoulder-length, brown hair.

After: Priyanka Chopra

And in 2019, Mrs. Jonas decided to experiment with blonde highlights…and as predicted, she looks flawless.

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Before: Rowan Blanchard

We didn’t think we could love anything more than this blunt bob on the former Disney Channel star.

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After: Rowan Blanchard

That is, until she debuted this pixie, with long ends and plenty of texture.

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Before: Ruby Rose

The actress has always worn her hair in a variation of short hairstyles…

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Alias: Violet moon

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After: Ruby Rose

But in 2019, she’s experimenting with bold color and killing it every time.

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