A major hair transformation can be a sign of many things—a new lifestyle, a new career, a new attitude… Or it can just be a fun way to embrace change. Nobody does major hair transformations quite like Hollywood stars, who often have the top beauty and hair care experts around to give them tips on the hottest trends…trends that can inspire us. Here are some of the top hair transformations from Hollywood in 2017:
Selena Gomez took a bold new plunge when she debuted this platinum blonde hair on the American Music Awards in Los Angeles in November. The singer’s dark-to-light hair transformation from her iconic brown waves to a carefully-styled blonde cut was a sign of a major trend in Hollywood this fall.
No stranger to bold fashion choices and off-beat decisions, K-Stew added another major haircut to her beauty resume when she exchanged her already-short brown hair for a blond, cropped style everyone took some time getting used to…including the actress, who kept running her hands through her no-longer-there hair on red carpets! The cropped hair is for a movie the actress is shooting.
Cara went all out this year when she debuted multiple looks in preparation for her role in upcoming Hollywood movie Life in A Year. She took the final leap when she cut off the entire thing and debuted a completely shaven look. There’s not a lot of people who can pull off a major hair decision like a bald head, but Cara’s doing it. She also showed off an adorable pinkish silver pixie cut, which emphasised her famous brows more than ever.
From launching her immediately popular beauty line Fenty Beauty to receiving several awards and honours, Rihanna had an amazing 2017, and it doesn’t look like the singer, actress and entrepreneur has any plans to slow down. She showed off multiple hair looks his year, inspiring many an aspiring fashionista. The looks included a stunning, lighter-coloured chocolate brown waterfall of hair the singer showed off on Instagram, and another dreadlocked style for her upcoming role in Ocean’s 8.
Shakira’s fully embracing change–at least that’s what it seems like from the stunning hair transformation the singer debuted on Instagram for her new music video. Her recognisable blonde locks have been replaced by a bold red style the singer clearly plans to have more fun in.
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara went back to basics with these blunt bangs she got again after a long break. The hilarious actress has had many stunning beauty moments these past few years, and these bangs join that list. They make her look young and trendy. The new hairstyle was a treat to herself on her 45th birthday.
The actress became one of the many Hollywood celebrities opting for short and manageable, as opposed to long and beachy, hairstyles. The trendy bob was once again the focus of attention as Mila Kunis stepped out to do some shopping. For a mom of two who stays busy with film roles, Mila’s decision is practical and chic at the same time, and her hair looks healthy and stylish.
The Kween of major fashion choices wowed once again as she opted for a waist-length silver-blonde sheet of hair at the New York Fashion Week last year. Her hairsylist, Chris Appleton, explained the long process leading up to the big change, and recommends that people try out the look with a wig first to see if it works for them. Kim’s hair was pre-treated and coloured in sections, and choosing the right shade of blond was an important decision for the influential beauty queen.
The Kardashian/Jenner clan is known for their brazen beauty makeovers, so it was no surprise that sister Kylie also debuted a major hair change on social media. But for those expecting a bold new colour or style from Kylie, it might be a surprise to see the relatively understated shoulder-length cut with bangs that are both chic and cute.
The Vampire Diaries actress showed off the “Nina-bob” or “Nob” for her new role in movie Lucky Day. The stylish, European look features sleek, angled lines, bangs and short hair in the actress’ signature dark colour. Nina looks fierce and fashionable in this cut that’s sure to be on everyone’s wish list this coming season.
Kerry Washington always knows which looks work to her advantage. The Scandal star has always stayed on top of the game when it comes to hair and fashion trends. This past year, she made the decision to switch up with look with a sleek, chin-length angular cut. The colour is a lovely shade of brown with a hint of red. This new hairstyle brings out Kerry’s eyes and emphasises that killer jawline.
The adorable pop star showed off a dramatic new colour on Instagram. “btw (it’s grey),” she clarified for those wondering what the colour was. The singer is known for her brown ponytail, so fans were a little surprised at the change. Seems like Ariana got the season’s trend memo about embracing the light side.