The 10 Most Dramatic Celebrity Hair Transformations Of 2021

A look back at the year’s most-buzzed-about style changes.


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From big chops to bangs and color changes, there were plenty of dramatic celebrity hair transformations in 2021. Here, a look at the hair changes that are sure to still be making us swoon well past New Year’s Day.


Comedian and actor Tiffany Haddish debuted a honey blonde, textured buzz cut early in the year with her catchphrase “she ready” shaved into the back of her head. Personally, I’m thisclose to adding some clippers to my shopping cart.

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Billie Eilish parted ways with the black and neon green hair fans had come to know her for when she revealed this platinum blonde shag — complete with curtain bangs — in March. Then, to finish the year with another surprise, the singer recently dyed her strands dark brown.

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Demi Lovato joined in on the modern mullet movement: The singer revealed a short and feathery take on the cut in 2021, and it’s shaggy in all the right places.

Actor Gabrielle Union shed some extra inches over the summer with a big chop. Her flowing lengths were transformed into this effortlessly chic and super-short curly ‘fro.

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In the fall, Hailey Bieber returned to her roots and dyed her blonde hair a soft brunette — making a strong case for embracing darker shades in the winter months.


Actor and talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith, who has been candid about her struggle with hair loss, revealed a freshly shaven head (and an otherworldly glow) on her Instagram in July. She credited daughter Willow Smith with pushing her toward the change.

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You may have gotten used to Florence Pugh’s signature long blonde hair, but the Black Widow star cut her hair into a pixie — which she dyed a rich brunette — in October. As of today, however, her short ‘do is back to blonde.

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Selena Gomez ditched her waist-length locks for this chic blunt bob back in October. Though she’s had this haircut before, the bob never goes out of style.


Leave it to Zendaya to close out the year with a bang. The actor revealed a sophisticated and on-trend auburn lob on her Instagram stories in December. “It was time for a change,” she captioned the photo.

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First, Kourtney Kardashian teased a big hair change with an Instagram photo captioned “Haircuts by @travisbarker.” Not long after, the celeb debuted a fresh bob — which was a major departure from her typically waist-grazing lengths.