The best celebrity hair transformations of 2017
These celebs are providing all the hair inspiration you could ever wish for
Beauty Crew Contributor / October 27 2017
There’s nothing quite like a hair change to instantly update your look and these celebrities prove exactly that! Check out the biggest and best celebrity hair cuts, colours and style switch-ups that 2017 has to offer.
It seems we can’t go a few weeks without Mila Kunis switching up her hair. Just recently Mila swapped her medium lengths for a lob, but has already traded that style in for a stunning, asymmetrical bob. The actress’s shorter hair was cut by none other than celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora, and came just in time for the start of Mila’s Bad Moms 2 press tour.
While Emilia Clarke’s alter-ego Daenerys Targaryen is known for her platinum locks as on Game of Thrones, it has always been the work of a well-placed wig… until now. The actress showed off her brand new platinum blonde colour on her Instagram page, with the caption crediting Kev Alexander and Candice Banks for her blonde dye job, and ‘making this magical moment a reality’.
While Kim Kardashian stepped out at Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2018 show with this new silvery blonde hair several days ago, we were under the impression that her new hue was the work of a very good wig. It turns out however, that Kim’s new colour is in fact her actual hair and it took celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton 17 hours to create. We repeat, 17 hours! According to a post on Kim’s app, the colour took so long to create because she wanted to ensure the colour developed perfectly. Now that’s serious hair commitment!
While Selena Gomez may be a creature of habit when it comes to her hair colour - with the singer rarely straying from her signature dark brown shade -, she isn’t afraid to chop and change her hair length and style. Most recently, Selena has ditched her long hair and opted for a super chic bob with a deep side part. We’re obsessed with Selena’s new look and hope she sticks with it in the months to come.
Emma Stone isn’t afraid to switch up her hair colour on occasion (we’ve seen the actress go form red to blonde to brunette and back again in just a few years), however, she’s been loyal to the much-loved lob haircut throughout that time. That’s all changed now as the actress has traded her shorter ‘do for long blonde locks, created with the help of some hair extensions. Emma’s new look is said to be for her new Netflix show Maniac, so there’s a good chance the longer locks might be short lived. So enjoy them while you can!
The actress and founder of Honest Beauty isn’t one for mixing up her hair colour too regularly, so when she does, it’s something worth talking about. Hairstylist Chad Wood was responsible for the Jessica’s new lighter colour, and while it’s only subtle, it’s perfect inspiration for our warming temperatures!
The actress is no stranger to hair transformations, showing off new colours and cuts what feels like every week. And it seems she’s not slowing down anytime soon with a fresh blonde bob – a huge change from the long brunette locks she showed off at the Met Gala this year.
While we’ve loved the platinum colour Cara has been sporting since her hair has started growing back in, we’re all for this dusty pink colour change. The model and actress showed off this gorgeous colour, which she matched perfectly with rosy cheeks and a pink lip, at the premier of her latest movie release, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
It wasn’t long ago that Sarah Hyland swapped her red-brown locks for a curly blonde lob that gave Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money, but now the actress has decided to change up her hair again. This time the actress has returned to her dark brown roots and opted for medium length hair extensions. Sarah’s new ‘do is all thanks to celebrity hairstylist and co-owner of Nine Zero One hair salon in LA, Nikkie Lee.
In a move we never saw coming, Kate Hudson has shaved all her hair off! The actress debuted her new look in an Instagram post recently, tagging Australian musician Sia. While there’s no official word behind why Kate made the drastic hair change, we have a feeling we’ll be seeing her in one of the Chandelier singer’s music videos in the coming months.
Bella Hadid has just revealed her shortest hairstyle yet. The model swapped the silky lob she debuted at the Met Gala earlier this year for a shorter, layered bob. Bella’s new choppy ‘do is the perfect summer hairstyle and is a look we hope she sticks with for a while.
Karlie Kloss gave us a taste of platinum when she showed up to this year’s Met Gala in a wig, but now it seems she’s taken the plunge and lightened her hair for real. The model debuted her icy blonde colour at the Dior Haute Couture Fashion Show in Paris.
Actress Lindsay Lohan shows off a fresh chop in the form of an asymmetrical lob. The actress credits the cut to her new role in British television series ‘Sick Note’.
Despite the model only recently changing her hair to make it match her Met Gala gown, it seems Gigi Hadid has already moved on to a new ‘do. The model has traded in her warm, caramel-coloured strands for a cooler (and darker) blonde shade that perfectly matches her eyebrows. We’re not sure if Gigi’s new colour is here to stay, but we certainly hope so!
There must be something in the Hollywood water that’s encouraging celebs to switch up their signature longer locks for a shorter ‘do: Selena Gomez is the latest A-lister to ditch her mid-length hair for a choppy bob. While we’ve only seen Selena’s new look wet so far, we can’t wait to see how she’ll experiment with her short hair in the coming months.
Cara Delevingne seems to be following in Katy Perry’s footsteps with her latest chop. The model and actress showed off her blonde pixie cut on Instagram, crediting the new ‘do to her latest movie, Life In A Year.
After months of dramatic hair changes, Katy Perry has added another one to the list. She posted this image to her Instagram, crediting hairdresser Chris McMillan (the man behind Miley Cyrus’ blonde crop) for the new short ‘do.
The Modern Family star has made a huge colour change, opting for a bright, all-over blonde. While we have seen many a hair transformation from the actress in the last year, this is the lightest she has ever gone, and we absolutely love it.
The singer debuted her asymmetrical platinum bob just recently, but she has already moved onto the next stage of her dramatic hair change. She posted a video on her Instagram with the caption: “I WASNT READY TILL NOW”, showing off a super short pixie cut, quite reminiscent of Miley Cyrus' style.
The British model and ‘It’ girl seems to have jumped on board with the biggest celebrity hair trend of right now – platinum blonde. Suki has given her platinum look an edgy finish by keeping her eyebrows and roots dark.
They say a new haircut and colour can completely change your overall look, and that’s certainly the case with Emilia Clarke’s new ‘do. The Games of Thrones actress debuted a new dark brown bob at the pre-BAFTA party, but that wasn’t the only hair change she made. She went the whole nine yards and decided to cut a gorgeous, feathery full fringe, which falls just across the tops of her enviable eyebrows.
From her enviable bushy brows, to her genius makeup hacks, it’s fair to say the Pretty Little Liars actress knows a thing or two when it comes to nailing beauty looks that work perfectly for her. And Lucy’s latest look change is no different! Just recently the actress took to her Instagram to reveal a much shorter bob, a cut she credits to celebrity hairstylist, Kristen Ess. We’re loving how she’s managed to perfect the look of ‘geek chic’ in one snap and can’t wait to see how she styles her blunt bob in the weeks to come!
While there is no denying Katy Perry likes to change up her beauty look on the regular, it’s been a while since the singer has debuted a drastically different ‘do. In a recent post on her Instagram however, the singer revealed dramatically lighter locks, switching her signature dark brown/nearly black strands for a platinum blonde shade.
Emma Roberts has switched up her ever changing colour once again by swapping her blonde locks for a rich auburn shade. Co-ownder of Nine Zero One salon, Nikki Lee was the colourist behind the look, captioning the pic “things got hot today #cayennespice.”
While most celebs have opted for a darker hue to see them through the northern hemisphere’s winter months, Miranda Kerr is bucking the trend and getting ready for summer early. The model subtly updated her colour recently by sprucing up her highlights with golden strands woven throughout her caramel lob.
After years of having the same long hair look due to her role on Pretty Little Liars, Troian has chopped off several inches of hair so that it now sits just below her shoulders. Now that she has free reign over her tresses, we can’t wait to see if and how she’ll experiment with different ‘dos in the future!
Now that filming for Pretty Little Liars has finished, Ashley Benson has experimented with a range of different hair looks. Most recently she’s switched up her pastel pink hair colour for a platinum blonde shade.
While on the press trip for her new movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Nina Dobrev debuted a dramatic new ‘do. The actress switched her signature long hair for a shorter, choppier lob, created by celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri.
The actress traded in her previous balayage look for a warmer honey-toned colour throughout her lengths. The best thing about Leighton’s new hair colour? She kept her roots a more natural shade to avoid any harsh regrowth lines. We love!
Not only has the ex-Desperate Housewives star traded in her medium length hair for a longer, more luscious look, she’s also threaded in lighter, caramel tones throughout the front of her hair. If you’re looking for the perfect summer style to try this season, look no further!
Sarah Michelle Gellar
The ex-Buffy star has kicked off the new year with a fancy new fringe, which she showed off on her Instagram account.
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