20 Of The Most Drastic Celebrity Haircuts Through The Years

In Hollywood, celebrities are sometimes associated with their iconic hairstyles like Jennifer Aniston's signature blonde hair or Ariana Grande's sky-high ponytail. But, there are other stars who like to shake things up by changing their hair in various styles. And they have succeeded in creating not one but many amazing looks over the years.
Some celebrities become virtually unrecognizable when they alter their hair. For example, when Katy Perry changes her distinctive dark hue to platinum blonde and shaves off her lengthy waves for a pixie cut, she becomes virtually unrecognizable! Or Zoë Kravitz, who is known for her shoulder-length hair, once wowed us with a chic pixie cut.
So, from Demi Lovato's cut to Alyson Stoner's coveted pixie cut, here's our list of 20 of the most popular hairstyles over the years. Their dramatic transformation from long glamorous curls to short and sweet curls might inspire you to head to change your hair. Scroll down to see and chose one for the next trip to the salon!

#1 Katy Perry

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At the start of her career, Katy Perry was famous for her trademark long hair. But, in recent years, she has experimented with unique cuts. Perry not only cut her hair extremely short but also quite blonde!

#2 Zoë Kravitz

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The "Big Little Lies" actress used to have back-length locks that were among the longest in Hollywood. Always on-trend, at one point, she wowed us with this chic pixie cut.

#3 Kristen Stewart

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Around the time "Twilight" made her famous, K.Stew always wore her hair long over her shoulders. In the last few years, she's opted for the chop, going really short and styled.

#4 Kaley Cuoco

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As the hit comedy "Big Bang Theory" was airing, Cuoco had long hair. The actress seems to be one of the fortunate persons who can rock either style, whether it is long or short.

#5 Lily James

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James has sometimes changed her hair color, changing from blonde to brunette to something in between and, at one point, even cutting it short to just below her shoulders. The actress then went from a lob to a bob, and we believe she has now established her new signature haircut.

#6 Bella Hadid

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From Fashion Week runways to celeb-studded red carpets, model Bella Hadid's long brown hair is a key component of her characteristic style. But there was a time when Hadid gave up her glossy extensions in favor of an edgy angular bob. Her features are even more highlighted by her stunning, chin-length hairstyle.

#7 Shailene Woodley

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Woodley rocked long blonde tresses with a chic brown base, making it easy for her to bounce back to brown strands. Then, the actress returned to her natural brunette color and updated her appearance with cut front bangs.

#8 Emma Roberts

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The blond hairstyle worn by Emma Roberts to the shoulder is stylish, edgy, and versatile. Though her ultra-short hairstyle was fashionable, she eventually let her hair grow out once again. With short waves parted down the center and tucked behind her ears, she looked effortless and ethereal.

#9 Adele

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Known for her sky-high voluminous hair and long strawberry blonde hair, Adele has started to cut her hair shorter since returning to the stage in 2019 after a brief hiatus. She took her new short 'do to even shorter heights, debuting the over-the-shoulder bob that we absolutely love!

#10 Kate Mara

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Early in her career, Kate wore the standard just-below-the-shoulder blunt bob. But more recently, the "Fantastic Four" star has sported more edgy hairstyles, including this ultra-short pixie cut.

#11 Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez is known for her long blonde waves. But there was a time when J.Lo surprised us all with her super shoulder-length hairstyle. Looks like she also has a crush on Hollywood's hottest hair trend.

#12 Kerry Washington

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The "Little Fires Everywhere" actress has stuck with shoulder-length dark brown hair for most of her career. Following Hollywood's hottest hair trend, in 2019, Kerry debuted a chin-length textured bob at the Sundance Film Festival.

#13 Nina Dobrev

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The 2019 Golden Globes was the last time we saw Nina's long flowing chocolatey-brown locks. Then, she cut her shiny locks into a sexy shaggy lob and we love it!

#14 Jenna Dewan

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Mid-length brown hair has long been Jenna Dewan's trademark style, but she is also renowned for being open to change in both her personal and professional lives. Her short brown hair falls just below the chin, emphasizing her chiseled jawline and looking stunning.

#15 Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey Deschanel's long, shaggy hair and thick front tresses are a feature in pop culture as well as the "New Girl" star herself. Despite of debuting a chic voluminous bob that perfectly suits her quirky, retro style, Deschanel kept her iconic bangs.

#16 Yara Shahidi

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Yara Shahidi’s natural hair was curled long, luscious, and gorgeous with more defined, face-framing pieces in the front. Then, the "Grown-ish" actress chose a stunning retro-inspired edgy angular haircut with bangs, demonstrating the adaptability of naturally curly hair.

#17 Millie Bobby Brown

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Millie Bobby Brown had to shave her head for her breakthrough role on "Stranger Things", when Eleven grew her hair long, so did the actress. Then, the brunette added highlights to freshen up her look even more.

#18 Demi Lovato

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Early years of her career, Demi Lovato was known for her long, flowing locks. More recently, however, has experimented with edgier cuts. after saying goodbye to the long locks she'd had since "Camp Rock", the singer rocked the shaved side.

#19 Alyson Stoner

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Alyson Stoner, a former Disney star, demonstrated her maturity by cutting off her long, luxurious hair for the "Stripped Naked" music video. She used shaving her head to deal with mental health issues and take back her power and shed the pain of child stardom. And if you watched her reunion with Missy Elliott at the 2019 Video Music Awards, she couldn't have looked more gorgeous or badass.

#20 Lana Condor

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Lana Condor who stole our hearts into All The Boys I've Loved Before, chopped her hair to a style all the ladies covet and she looks gorgeous!
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