Hair cut and colour inspiration: The best celebrity hair transformations

Looking for hair inspiration, or a pic to take to your next colour appointment? Take style notes from these celebrities who aren't afraid to mix it up.
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With celebrity hairdos ranging from a simple fringe trim à la Chrissy Teigen to a complete colour overhaul by Dannii Minogue, and the surprising trend of the buzzcut (we didn’t see this one coming!) we can’t get enough of these stars giving us major hair inspiration.

Meanwhile, Zoë Foster Blake makes a case for returning to your roots – revealing a new wash-n’-go haircut that embraces her natural curls.

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However, as we all know, a new hair colour and/or cut can mean so much more than a style change-up; as Mel B shows us, a new ‘do can signify the beginning of one chapter and the slamming-shut of another…

Take your next cut and colour inspiration from these daring celebs!

If any blondes out there are considering going dark, this is the way to do it. Aussie beauty Lara Worthington changed-up her iconic sunny bob for something a little darker and easier to manage.

The mum-of-two stepped out earlier this year boasting warm, chestnut tresses. The lovely thing about taking your hair darker, the dye causes less damage than bleach and it needs fewer touch-ups, so your cut and colour will last you longer. If you’re afraid of looking washed-out, follow Lara’s lead and keep some highlights.

Lara took her new ‘do out to dinner with friends.

Leighton Meester

My, my, my – what do we have here? If Gossip Girl is anything to go by, you’d think Blair Waldorf was taking style cues from super-edgy Jenny Humphrey with this icy new ‘do. But in the real world, Leighton Meester is just mixing up her look by switching her ombre brunette locks for a platinum, shoulder-scraping bob. And we LOVE it. XOXO, Now To Love…

“I think I was meant to be blonde,” Kylie Jenner mused on Instagram when she posted a pic of her newly lightened locks. The usually raven-haired reality star is a total blonde bombshell, debuting her new look while posing in a robe with her glossy hair flowing over one shoulder.

Pink hair, don’t care! Reality TV superstar Kim Kardashian dyed her hair the colour of the moment, millennial pink. The mum-of-three took to Instagram to debut her candy-hued locks to her dedicated fans after announcing on Twitter that she was tired of her current look: “I can’t even tell you how over my blonde hair I am!”

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Carrie Bickmore’s dramatic hair transformation

Sarah Jessica Parker fringe

A smiley Sarah Jessica Parker debuted her most flattering hair cut yet. The 53-year-old’s long caramel locks were freshly lightened, while a new side-swept fringe framed the Sex And The City star’s face. While it’s no secret the grown-out fringe is the cut de jour, SJP made a convincing case for the trend’s age-defying appeal as she stunned on her way to her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Beauty guru, Zoë Foster Blake is having the time of her life with her most manageable haircut yet. The mum-of-two took to Instagram to reveal her new Dirty Dancing inspired do’ which she says needs no styling at all.

“Features include my natural, air-dried curls, zero styling, [and] the fringe I’ve wanted since 2015,” she wrote. The 37-year-old thanked her hairstylist for her new look and credited 80’s cinema hits Flashdance and Dirty Dancing for providing the inspiration.

Oprah Winfrey’s hair transformation

“@oprah is a woman of many moods—and hairdos,” her Instagram feed for O magazine reads. “For each of February’s three covers, stylist @nicolemangrumhair created a transformative look using wigs and hairpieces.” And each of them are as incredible as the last. This ‘do? A textured ponytail with pink, magenta, and purple accents that brought an unexpected edge to the O of O.

Oprah Winfrey’s hair transformation

Number two: “A curly mane that unleashed her inner Diana Ross.”

Oprah Winfrey’s hair transformation

And a choppy crop to top it off! “A sassy shag that gave Oprah her fringe back.”

Alex Nation

Alex Nation is officially rocking the haircut we’ve all dreamed of having, but have never been brave enough to commit to. Her blonde pixie crop is made for brushing off the hot weather and keeping cool this summer.

Mel B with pink hair

Not long ago Scary-Spice Mel B pumped up her cropped locks with a orange-tinge pink hue. But then…

Mel B with long hair

… Mel debuted long, frosty-bronde locks. But this isn’t just any haircut; as Mel wrote on Instagram, this new ‘do marked the close of a tumultuous year for the singer. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new hair, it’s a new life for meeeeeeee… And I’m feeling good #timesup,” she wrote. We st(r)and with you, Mel.

Emma Watson

All grown up and glamorous as ever, Emma Watson chopped her grown-out, gently ombre locks, opting for spliced strands up front in a darker, block hue. The result? Charming and disarming.

Lara Worthington

Lara Worthington’s signature blonde ‘Bingle bob’ is possibly one of the most replicated cuts of 2017. However, is orange the new blonde? The Aussie beauty stunned her fans when she revealed a new subtly tinted-orange do’ which when it hits sunlight, throws some serious strawberry blonde hues (see pic below!).

Lara Worthington hair colour

The 31-year-old teased her hair makeover when she asked her Instagram followers to vote for orange or red dye while she was at the salon. The celebrity hairstylist behind Lara’s new look, Travis Balcke then posted a sunny snap of Lara debuting her newly dyed orange hair at the beach with friends.

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Kylie Jenner just got a MAJOR hair transformation

Gorgeous Aussie model Jesinta Franklin turned heads more than usual last night at Tiffany & Co’s summer party when she rocked up with a brand new platinum blonde bob. Franklin switched up her chestnut tresses for a shorter, summery blonde cut that sat swept back off her face with a relaxed wave. Jesinta enjoyed the event with her husband, AFL star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin.

Switching up her signature brunette tresses for a shaggy, blonde bob was a bold move for the singer and actress who has never done anything this drastic with her hair before. A hint of Selena’s true colour comes through in the purposeful regrowth close to the roots, a hairstylist trick to ensure the blonde doesn’t wash her out. We love it!

chrissy teigen fringe

Chrissy Teigen chopped one of the most demanding styles into her hair – a fringe! Taking to Instagram, Chrissy posted a video showing off her super-cute cut. “I did it!” she captioned the post.

Rachael Finch

Rachael Finch chopped her signature long, middle-parted locks for a spliced front fringe – and we’re loving this look on her. What we don’t love is when we’ve done the same thing and then spent the next four years growing it out…

Katie Homes debuted a dramatic new pixie-cut, revealing to People that the chop is for a new film she’s working on where she plays an ex-Marine. Loving it!

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner has taken hair-spiration from her blonde-curious daughters, Kim and Khloe, and bleached her signature pixie crop. Martini in hand, fur on shoulder, Kris’ glamorous look is as cool as her ashy new hue.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively’s iconic lengthy, blonde locks are the hero of ‘hairspo’ Pinterest boards everywhere. But when she stepped out to a special screening of All I See Is You in Los Angeles, we couldn’t stop staring at her power-bob.

While her short hair still was stunning, we’re wondering if this was just a bit of hairstylist wizardry, as Blake was spotted sporting her usual Rapunzel-length locks just the day before… Did Blake go for the big chop? Or did her crafty hair stylist whip her true-lengths into this très chic up-do? The mystery remains.

Roxy Jacenko

We’re getting major cotton-candy vibes from Roxy Jacenko’s soft-pink strands. “Raising funds and awareness for breast cancer with TONI&GUY”, mum-of-two Roxy saluted the cause by pink-ing up her signature blonde locks.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr got ready for summer by adding some blonde streaks to her natural brunette style.

Sarah jessica parker hair

In a move Carrie Bradshaw would definitely approve of, Sarah Jessica Parker has chopped off her long, bronde locks for an edgy platinum lob. It’s a fresh ‘do for the Sex and the City alum, who hadn’t parted from her signature silky waves in years.

To mark her 45th birthday on July 10, Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara chopped a fringe into her hair – and no this isn’t just a clip-in. “New haircut. Gracias!! #kellyklain” she wrote, thanking her long-time hair stylist. Amazing, just when you think she couldn’t look any more gorgeous.

Sharon Stone

Judging by her ability to (literally) chop and change her look at a moment’s notice, it’s clear that when it comes to all things beauty, being on trend is a basic instinct for Sharon Stone. While we loved her messy, side-parted bob, this edgy pixie cut is making us look twice at our long lengths of split ends…


Never one to shy away from making a serious style statement, Rihanna has stepped out with turquoise tresses that are as bright and bold as the singer’s always-evolving wardrobe. Take a bow, RiRi. Take a bow.

Halle Berry

Last time we saw Halle Berry, she was repping the most gorgeous natural curls. When she appeared at the premiere of Kidnap at ArcLight Hollywood, the actress was rocking sleek, honey-hued strands and a hair-wrap to match. It’s official: Halle wins Best Tressed. Every time.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue is rocking a hair transformation of a different kind of strand, with the pop princess reinventing her own edgy plaits (circa 2002) into these soft, humidity-approved milkmaid braids that she rocked in Thailand this week. Better the devil you know, right, Kylie?

A lot has changed for lifestyle blogger Louise Pillidge since she first graced our screens back in 2014 on Blake Garvey’s series of The Bachelor. Aside from parting ways with Blake, she’s also gradually adopted a new look – growing out her platinum blonde hair and quite going a few shades darker. She debuted her new look on Instagram, and it’s safe to say her 52.7K strong followers were all fans of the stunning new look – as are we.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys got into the summer spirit with a new neon ‘do. Hot like a sunrise, the No One singer’s long locks feature bright orange, pink and yellow tones.

To celebrate her daughter Hattie, 5, starting school, mum-of-five Tori Spelling threw a celebration party and decided to dye her hair Hattie’s favourite colour – vivid purple. “#unicornmom #dontfreakitwashesout(ithink) #purplehairdontcare,” she captioned the post. Now that’s what you call commitment.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart debuted her bold new look, a rocker-like buzz cut, at the Personal Shopper premiere in Los Angeles. And not only did the then 26-year-old actress opt for a much MUCH shorter ‘do, she also went platinum blonde! Kudos, K-Stew… we love a little fearlessness.

Fergie looks too hot to handle with her fiery new hair. The scarlet hue might for for the singers new video clip, but we hope she keeps the colour anyway.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has had a complete makeover with a pastel pink wig! The actress is usually photographed with her natural, long brunette hair, but we love her rocking these fairy-floss strands.

Elsa Pataky swapped her Byron Bay beach waves for a shaggy, chin-grazing bob. We loved the blunt fringe and the lighter colour.

Katy Perry

In a move that may or may not have been inspired by shorn-to-be-wild Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry swapped her sweeping blonde fringe for a platinum, high-and-tight buzzcut.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama set the internet on fire after this photo of her natural hair (top right) miraculously surfaced on Twitter. Michelle’s hair stylist Johnny Wright said to The Root a couple of years ago that the former FLOTUS’ hair was “100 percent natural now” and that he only straightened it with flat iron for events, meaning that there was always a chance Michelle would rock her natural texture. Now that she has, we hope she never stops.

Dannii Minogue debuted her pastel pink locks at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards overnight, and as Dannii says “pink hair don’t care!”…

The colour was done by L’Oréal Professionnel AU and is officially called Pink Sorbet. The formula is designed to protect your hair as you colour it, and Dannii say she likes the “flexibility to change my hair like I change my makeup.” She went from brunette earlier this year to blonde and now pink…

Dannii Minogue

Before she was went pink, Dannii ditched her sleek, two-tone caramel look in January for soft waves and bright, platinum blonde.

Jennifer Lopez swapped her waist-length locks for a chic, shoulder-grazing chop. We love the lighter colour and choppy ends, which show off her cheekbones.

Katy Perry debuted her surprising new haircut on her Snapchat, just days after the Oscars and her breakup from Orlando Bloom. She went from a platinum blonde, shoulder-length bob to a choppy and edgy shorter style, with shaved sides. We can’t decide if it’s more Miley Cyrus or Scarlett Johansson?

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Katy Perry hair

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde turned to hairstylist Harry Josh for this fresh, blonde cut. “#NoMoreMelania,” she captioned her hair reveal pic on Insta. Burn.

Katy Perry

In January, Katy Perry switched up her glossy chocolate hair for an angular blonde, chin-length bob. Why not hey?

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria transformed her choppy mid-lengths into bombshell waves, with the help of some blonde balayage at the ends.

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