All the best celebrity hair transformations of 2020
Let these A-lister looks inspire your next makeover
Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / August 10 2020
In the world of celebrities, hair makeovers seem to take place almost constantly. And, 2020 has already seen loads of A-lister haircuts, extensions and colours changes happen.
Whether you're simply wanting to check in your favourite A-listers' latest looks or get some fresh hair inspo for yourself...
Here are the best celebrity hair transformations of 2020.
Excited to be free of her cumbersome hair extensions, Jessica Simpson shared a (slightly blurry) selfie to celebrate her literally lighter hair in its natural form. “This is blurry, but good Lord I love to be extension free,” she captioned the image, and we have to agree; the collarbone grazing shaggy lob is the ideal low maintenance cut and is uber flattering on a multitude of faces, including Miss Simpson’s.
Jonathan Van Ness
Saying goodbye to his signature ‘Jesus-waves’, Jonathan Van Ness took scissors to his lengthy tresses, swapping his go-to look for a shoulder-grazing lob. We love the modern new style on Jonathan, which he’s chosen to wear flatteringly parted to one side – it’s really freshened up and elevated his look. We can’t wait to see it in a man bun!
She's hardly one to load her 'gram up with selfies, so a fresh shot of Adele is always a treat. Her latest snap, however, is in a league of its own, considering it serves as the debut of the best beachy blonde mermaid-esque texture to ever grace this earth (no, we're not being dramatic; look at it). We knew she had natural curls, but we didn't know they were this good.
Shot for the Chanel issue of Chaos SixtyNine magazine, Kendall Jenner looked every part the quintessential cool French girl with her new wispy fringe à la Jane Birkin. Although it’s a departure from her sleek, straight hair, we love the piecey rock ‘n roll style on Kendall.
Bachelor in Paradise lothario Ciaran Stott has ditched his signature mane of blonde hair for a shocking shade of pink that has completely ruined his ability to moonlight as a Lucius Malfoy impersonator in the future. Bad move Ciaran. Edwards & Co stylist Natalia shared her handiwork with the caption: “Aussies next bachelor haha @ciarranstott got himself a makeover and it FIRE. CUT by me. COLOUR by @nicole_edwardsandco. Styled with @elevenaustralia.”
Chrissy Teigen has gone “short again”, or at least that’s how the model has described her new ombre lob, cut and styled by Hairstylist Irinel de León. The cropped ‘do is giving us serious flashbacks to Teigen’s 2020 Grammys hair — a look we absolutely loved.
Always one to watch when it comes to switching up her style, Keke has transformed her hair yet again, this time going for some uber cute passion twists. The fun hairstyle is particularly nostalgic for Keke, who spent her youth at summer camp rocking a similar ‘do: “I love my twists (thank you @euphoricstylez) they’re really making me wish I could relive vacation bible school. I went from ages 4-6 then we started going to bible summer camp!” she wrote.
Known for dramatically flipping his hair multiple times an episode, Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski shocked both fans and co-stars alike when he decided to shave off his luscious locks. Queer Eye castmate Bobby Berk commented, “Took me a second to figure out who this was!”, while Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France cheered on the change, adding “"Quarantine makeover realness bb," and "YES BUZZ-CUT!" respectively.
Oh go on and do your hair toss, Lizzo—this shamrock shade is perfection. Taking to the 'gram to show off her fresh (and outrageously glossy, may we add) emerald hair hue, Lizzo's stunning pic definitely proved the power of a statement colour (like, she's covered in diamonte-adorned stars and we're still looking at the hair)... that's some good hair.
Ciara has blessed us with yet another powerful image of her growing baby bump. In her latest Instagram, Ciara shows off her dreadlocks, captioned "im #rooted". Connecting to her identity as a black woman, she expresses "you can't take the hood out of me".
Bella teased us with a glimpse of her new curly locks. Revealing the transformation in her Instagram story. We LOVE Bella's latest hair-do as she graduates from the milky-brown, wavy bangs we've seen her rocking in iso.
Mandy Moore is one of many celebs who have been updating their summer hair colour with easy-to-manage balayage. The This Is Us star has celeb hairstylist Nikki Lee to thank for her new ‘do. Nikki shared Mandy’s update, as well as the colour she used to lighten her hair: “Summer is full of fresh cuts and sun kissed colors! LOVED seeing my girl @mandymooremm 💕 @garnierusa #901girl #ninezeroone.”
Meghan Markle has clearly been on a hair growth journey during quarantine – the Duchess of Sussex has let her dark brown lengths gain some serious inches and tbh we are impressed. The style is refined with long, face-framing layers and a sleek, straight blow out that is giving us serious Rachel from Friends vibes.
The Duchess of Cambridge has steadily been lightening her hair over the past year but the latest iteration of her honey bronde locks is truly, *chefs kiss*. With flattering face-framing layers and a Farrah Fawcett-esque blowout, Kate is assuredly living her best hair life.
Ariel Winter aptly captioned the reveal of her platinum blonde hair transformation: “Winter Is Coming!!!!!!!!!!!”. The Modern Family star appears to have looked to Game Of Thrones for inspiration, taking her copper waves to a brilliant shade of white that is startlingly similar to Khaleesi aka the ‘Mother of Dragons’. Dracarys.
Following sister Kim’s lead, Kylie hit up hairstylist Chris Appleton to take her honey blonde ombre to a deliciously warm shade of light chocolate brown. No doubt we’ll continue to see Kylie don a plethora of crazily coloured wigs but it’s refreshing to see her touting a more natural look - she’s still sticking to her glam roots though, choosing to style her hair in perfectly coiffed old Hollywood curls.
It appears the E-Girl hair trend has finally hit the Kardashian-West house, with Kim adopting fiery red locks in an ode to the TikTok trend (and no – it’s not a wig!). Hairstylist Chris Appleton is the genius behind Kim’s new look, making us reminisce on the punk phase Kim had in the ‘90s – red streaks and all. We love a throwback moment.
Kaia Gerber may have been laying low with a broken arm during quarantine, but it appears the model has found a way to keep herself busy, by steadily taking her naturally brunette hair to this stunning shade of platinum blonde. Kudos to Kaia for pulling this off, blonde hair is not for the faint of heart.
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie’s brunette bob has evolved into California girl honey blonde extensions – seriously, what hairstyle can’t this girl pull off? The Stranger Things star chose to keep her dark roots for a more natural ombre look with face-framing highlights.
Lily Allen has decided to embrace her greys during quarantine and we LOVE it! She has somehow managed to achieve a perfect grey-to-black ombre look, while leaving her fringe long to frame her face and make her deep brown eyes pop.
Khloe Kardashian has gone completely ‘90s with her latest hair look. Showing off a cute pouty pose, Khloe revealed her take on the honey-blonde hair trend featuring a blunt cut bob and chunky highlights.
Kim Kardashian set the Internet on fire when she debuted her fresh honey blonde on Twitter becoming the first of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters to go for the shade. Cheekily she hinted sisters Kylie and Khloe had been wanting to try the shade but that she’d beaten them to it. And, we’re ready to call it: This will be one of the hottest hair shades of 2020.
In early 2019, songstress Demi Lovato chopped her long locks into a blunt cut bob. However, for a few weeks at the beginning of 2020, she shared a brief romance with waist-length hair extensions. Not for long though! In late February, Demi ditched her new lengths and unveiled a glossy chocolate bob.
Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere announced her return to social media by showing off her choppy new cropped ‘do on Twitter accompanied by a shout out to her hairstylist Naomi Szloboda: “Thank you to my girl for my bomb hair cut!!!”
Julianne Hough has joined the ranks of celebs to go pink during quarantine. The dancer slash actress pepped up her sandy blonde ombre with a muted fairy floss hue and shared the results to social media with the caption, “Fairy Kitten vibes today”.
We’ve only just managed to wrap our heads around Miley Cyrus’ Joe Exotic mullet, but it appears the singer has switched up her style yet again. Mum Tish chopped Miley’s longer mullet into a Rod Stewart-esque pixie-like crop, under the watchful eye of Sally Hershberger (the hairstylist responsible for Miley’s original mullet). Hershberger shared the new look with the caption: “I trained Tish well! :wink: @tishcyrus @mileycyrus #virtualhaircut lol”.
It appears another celebrity has jumped on the bronde hair colour trend bandwagon: Khloe Kardashian. The reality star has ditched her icy blonde locks for the creamier blonde-brunette balayage that has become popular amongst celebrities, including sisters Kim and Kylie.
Em Rata can officially add blonde bombshell to her list of modelling credentials. The Kerastase ambassador partnered with the brand to dye her hair for the first time ever, ditching her signature brunette cool girl waves. We are in actual love with Em as a blonde - she is giving us Sienna Miller vibes circa Factory Girl and we can’t get enough.
The Pretty Little Liars star has swapped her choppy low maintenance bob for mermaid-level extensions. Celeb hairstylist, Violet Teriti, was responsible for the update, though she decided to keep Ashley’s signature blonde colour.
The rapper has just debuted a two-toned magenta pink pixie crop that we are *living* for. She matched her brows and nails to her new ‘do too, opting for a deep red brow and pink ombre mani to complement the daring hue.
If you haven’t been following Marina's (of Marina and the Diamonds fame) grey hair journey during quarantine what have you been doing? The popstar started going grey in her teens but up until now has always felt the need to cover them up. We’re loving seeing the star embrace her stunning salt and pepper roots.
We didn’t think it was possible for Taylor Hill aka the world’s most adorable human being to get any cuter, but apparently we were wrong. The model chopped off her long beachy waves in exchange for a shoulder grazing bob. Low maintenance, uber-flattering, we love everything about this. More of this in 2020 please.
Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.