Whether they’re re-inventing themselves for a role, going for a post-baby or pre-wedding switch-up, or just pulling a Kylie Jenner (a.k.a. changing their hair colour the way some people change underwear), celebs from the A to Z lists are making some big hair decisions in 2019.
And whether they’re real or a wig, we can’t get enough of this of-the-minute hair inspo. Here is the low down on every major celeb hair transformation of 2019 so far. Stay tuned (and save this list for your stylist!) as we continue to update with our faves—starting with Demi Lovato’s new look!
Just in time for spring, the “Cool for the Summer” singer debuted her new chopped locks, rocking a stylish lob on the ‘gram. Sharing her new look to her Instagram followers, Lovato captioned a photo: “New hair wassupppp.”
Brosnahan, who plays Midge in (our fave show) The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, just took her signature raven locks to a fresh shade of dirty blonde. Colourist Kitty Greller created the new shade for the actor, which actually isn’t all that new—Brosnahan’s natural hair colour is actually blonde. We’re hoping this means another badass story arc for Midge where she rebels against the comedy patriarchy, but we won’t know for sure until season three premieres later this year.
Apparently for a shoot with photographer Mert Alas, the younger Hadid sister dyed her signature brown locks a lighter shade of honey blonde. And if you thought she was copying Gigi, think again. Bella’s natural hair colour is also blonde. She’s known for changing up her length, but this colour change is brand new for the model. We’ll see if it sticks.
Hannah is punk now! ☠️ pic.twitter.com/I4nUdajchD
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 29, 2019
Never one to shy away from a big hair change, the recently married singer went for the ultimate #TBT. Cyrus’s beachy long locks and bangs pay homage to Hannah Montana, the iconic character she played from 2006 to 2011, and gave us all kinds of nostalgia. The singer debuted her new chop on her Insta stories and a series of posts to Twitter. Could she be hinting at an upcoming revival of this Disney channel character? Tbh, would watch.
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Surprise! I got a chop! I recently colored my hair with the help of my partner @GarnierUSA Nutrisse 53 with the help of the brand’s new virtual Shade Selector tool. I stayed true to my brunette roots so I wanted to make a big change with my cut. What do you think of my new look? #garniergirl 💇 by @streicherhair 📸 by @photobyjennajones
Looks like the This Is Us star got a fresh, springtime chop, courtesy of longtime hairstylist and friend, Ashley Streicher. Moore is also a Garnier ambassador, so she made a change to her colour, too, taking it back to a rich brunette and getting rid of her blonde highlights.
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Hair is your greatest accessory! Changing your hair is best way to transform yourself. And, why not? This week we changed @charlizeafrica look. We changed her color earlier this week and this morning we chopped off her hair. ♥️ Thank you @traceycunningham1 for helping me achieve this color vision, and thank you @virtuelabs and @ghd_northamerica for creating a gorgeous and shiny hair look! Love this team @kateleemakeup @lesliefremar. #hairbyadir #charlizetheron #withVirtue #ghdhair #oscars2019
According to the Insta post above, stylist Adir Abergel changed Theron’s hair colour earlier this year with the help of Tracey Cunningham, but went in for the chop just hours before she was due on the Oscars red carpet. That’s some serious stylist–client trust right there, and the tone and cut paired perfectly with her ice-blue Dior gown.
There was a ton of buzz surrounding this colour change after rumours circulated that Clarke achieved it herself with (gasp) a box dye kit. But her hairstylist Jenny Cho cleared things up with this Insta post, shouting out Nicola Clarke for the colour. Tbh, we initially didn’t have that much trouble believing this was a box dye, because it did look a little flat on the red carpet. But we understand that inclination towards brunette, especially if Clarke is trying to separate herself from her role as the platinum-haired Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones.
When hair stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew saw Washington’s Schiaparelli dress for the Vanity Fair Oscars after party, she immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn. And that, of course, meant a pixie cut. Just hours before the party, she posted this cryptic Insta of the back of an unknown person’s head, and we now know it was Washington getting a fresh, Audrey-inspired chop.
Right before New York Fashion Week, and just months after her wedding, the model’s stylist Harry Josh cut a whopping seven inches off her hair. It looks fresh and pretty, and the texture and layers make it stand out amongst all the blunt chops celebs seem to be favouring.
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Just about every woman has at some point flirted with the idea of bangs, a face-framing plunge Kendall Jenner decided to update her long, shiny brown hair with. Trimmed by her good pal, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, the model’s new wispy, eyebrow-skimming was debuted on Insta with a photo and two videos. Her caption: “yes, no, maybe so?”—and we’re definitely feeling a major “yes.”
Taking inspo from the Pink Ladies’ Frenchy, Baldwin debuted a new pink ’do to kick off the new year, dying her usually blonde hair a bubblegum pink. This isn’t the newlywed’s first foray in to pastels. She first rocked pink hair at last year’s Met Gala (with then-BF Shawn Mendes on her arm), giving off major couple-goals *and* major hair goals.
It may be a different year, and she may have a different beau (and last name—at least on IG), but some things remain the same: Baldwin is definitely still pretty in pink.
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In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it change, Efron debuted his ice-blonde look in a series of (thankfully, shirtless) posts to his Instagram. The actor is no novice when it comes to quirky hair changes. If anything, 2018 was the year of hair-raising styles for the Baywatch star, with the actor trying out multiple looks, including a very interesting striped-beard/frosted tips combo (thanks to his upcoming role in The Beach Bum).
Efron has recently come off filming and promo’ing his newest movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, about American serial killer Ted Bundy (a brunette), so can you blame the guy for wanting to add a little light to his life (and hair)?
Actor Chris Messina (of The Mindy Project and Sharp Objects fame) surprised fans at the 2019 Golden Globes, stepping out with platinum hair. With his new look, the normally brunette actor joins a growing list of celebs, including Kylie Jenner, Hilary Duff and Pete Davidson, testing out the theory that blondes have more fun.
The moment Messina walked out on the carpet, the internet was shook, and hella thirsty.
Chris Messina looks like he broke my heart in junior high, high school, and one last time during my sophomore year in college https://t.co/zcE979kTr3
— Britt Stephens (@brittsteps) January 6, 2019
The actor has always been hunky, but has he *officially* joined Steve Carrell as a full on #Zaddy? Some people in the FLARE office were in full support of Messina’s golden locks, saying that dear sexy Danny can pull off anything. Others were convinced that this is the look of a Zayn Malik-inspired mid-life crisis.
According to a tweet by Good Morning America producer Tony Morrison, Messina’s switch-up is most likely work-related. The actor is set to star in the upcoming DC film Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) as villain Victor Zsasz. If that’s the case, let’s just say he makes being bad look real good.
We’re gaga over this look! The A Star Is Born actor opted for a bold new ’do for her first walk on the Golden Globes red carpet, taking her normally blonde mane from frosted to frosty blue. Never one to shy away from a bold fashion statement, the singer matched her new blue locks to her periwinkle gown, which gave everyone major Judy Garland vibes, completing a head-to-toe look worthy of a star.
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