9 Major Celebrity Hair Makeovers This Year
There’s nothing like a mane makeover to accompany a major life change—or just a change of season. Whatever the reason for switching it up, these celebs know that altering your hair is the easiest way to revamp your look (and usually your mood). Whether going slightly sunnier, showing their roots or sporting a full on pixie, here are our fave celeb hair makeovers of 2019 so far.
After dealing with some definite dramz, Jordan Words did what we would all do in her situation and opted for a super serious (and also highly flattering) chop. Pictured with the cut of the year/decade, Jordan Wood’s shed her excess hair baggage with a sleek and refreshing bob.
Ariel Winter is pretty much unrecognizable as a Jessica Chastain inspired, more subtly vampy, ginger. Any stylist can tell you that going from black to any color – let alone this lighter shade of red – can be intense, but Nine Zero One stylist Tabitha Dueñas made sure hair was healthy before making the switch. “My hidden secret for perfecting color is keeping it healthy,” she says. “We have so much technology in product these days. I use bond builders every step of the way. Spraying the hair with Joico defy damage before color and adding Olaplex to every formula. Also using treatment based conditioners with every rinse. The trick is to lift the hair as evenly as possible with the least amount damage. So your final shade takes evenly with tons of vibrancy and shine.”
When Miley returned to her “Hannah Montana” hair, bangs and all, the interwebs had a ‘lil meltdown. Miley let us know that “Hannah is punk now” thanks to this high-voltage cut and color, done by celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger and colorist Justin Anderson. Getting a decidedly badass revamp of the hair you had ten years ago is def the ultimate way to win the #10yearchallenge.
We can officially add Demi Lovato to the constantly growing list of lobbed celebs. This blunt cut created by Nine Zero One’s Amber Maynard Bolt was a way for Demi to express her new life outlook and ditch the extensions. “Demi has been feeling great and wanted something to represent that!” says Amber. “She’s been wearing extensions and growing her hair out for a while so this was a nice change up, while keeping her classic and beautiful!”
It seems that as the days get longer, Khloe gets blonder, but after sporting Elsa/Marilyn Monroe levels of platinum, Khlo-money decided to get closer to her natural shade of chestnut by purposefully exposing her roots. “It was so white and I felt like if I didn’t have a spray tan, I didn’t look fabulous all the time,” said Khloe of the change, via IG stories. Celeb colorist Tracey Cunningham worked in the deeper shades to ensure she didn’t look washed out, no matter how much sun she had that day. Tracey relied on a combination of Redken’s Shades EQ and Olaplex to add lowlights underneath the crown while making sure hair was healthy enough to go through with the process.
Your wedding (or really anyone’s wedding) is a great excuse to switch it up, but what about post-nuptials? After Lea Michele got married she was ready to lighten up and ditch the bulk, explains her stylist at Nine Zero One salon, Nikki Lee. “This is sunlight brunette, which features rays of sunshine sparkling throughout her hair. We also took some length off for fun now that the wedding is over!”
Duff injected some sunshine into her locks – a change that’s pretty much always necessary. “After going “winter white,” we decided to turn Hilary’s color into “sunlight” for spring/shooting Younger. She’s now a slightly rooted golden blonde with a little extra length added for fun!” notes Nine Zero One stylist Nikki Lee on the switch-up.
It’s TBC if these are extensions or just temporary dye, but either way, we’re on board with Gemma Chan’s Met Gala prompted switch-up. The actress debuted a pastel pink dip dye job during the after party for fashions’ most excessive night out, created by celeb stylist Owen Gould. To give the look body, Owen added subtle bends to the hair, parting the style on the side and working in accessories to complement the cotton candy hue.
Yes, we admit this is a wig — but we love it so much we’re counting it as a switch-up. Even on a night of excess, Bella proves less can be more. Debuting this gorgeous pixie during Camp night at the Met Gala, Bella let her hair down in the most controlled way possible. Hair goddess Jen Atkin created the Linda Evangelista inspired look, using the Dyson Supersonic: $399 and a Harry Josh round brush. She prepped hair with Balmain Sessions Strong Hairspray: $40, flatironed using the ghd Platinum Pro: $249 and finished with OUAI Hair Oil: $28 and OUAI Hair and Body Shine Mist: $32, shaping with Kristen Ess Shine Pomade + Edge Control: $10 .