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The Biggest Celebrity Hair Transformations of 2021

These stars were in the mood for big change this year.

We all know there’s power in a dramatic hair change. Whether it’s after a breakup or entering the new year, we often to time our hair colors with new seasons of life. For celebrities, this is even more calculated, timing their hair color changes with new music or movie launches, knowing they have the power to break the internet with one singular Instagram reveal.

There are few things more satisfying than seeing our favorite stars switch up the looks we’ve known them for to try something new. Since many of them have been seemingly in the mood for drastic change this year, here are the biggest and boldest celebrity hair transformations of 2021.

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Ariana Grande

Last year, Ariana Grande was rocking light hair and her signature ponytail hairstyle.

Ariana Grande

This year, Ariana has (mostly) ditched the high pony and gone back to her natural dark brown hair in a look that many people on the internet say is unrecognizable.

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Kehlani

In May this year, artist Kehlani turned up to the 2021 Billboard Music Awards with long, wavy black hair.

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Kehlani

Who can forget Kehlani’s iconic two-toned Met Gala look? She kept this silver-blonde and black combo for weeks after the event.

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Billie Eilish

Billie started this year with her previously signature fluorescent green roots and black hair.

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Billie Eilish

In March of this year, Billie broke the internet by going platinum blonde and getting a shag haircut. She later cut her hair into a bob in a tribute to her Mom in August.

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Billie Eilish

Billie is closing out 2021 with her cool-girl cute now dyed back to a dark and moody brunette shade.

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Doja Cat

This year has been Doja Cat’s year so (naturally) she’s been in the mood to let her hair awe and inspire. In September of this year, she was rocking maroon highlights to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Doja Cat

Doja then went from platinum blonde to playful orange-red for her Jingle Ball performance. The hairstylist behind the look was celebrity hairdresser Jared “JStayReady” Henderson, who’s joining Doja Cat on her mini-tour.

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Doja Cat

Now Doja is back to the platinum blonde. But with Jingle Ball shows in Boston, Washington, and Atlanta coming up later this month and live performances in Philadelphia Charlotte, and Atlanta for her Hot Pink Tour early next year, there’s no doubt that it won’t stay this way for long. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

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Iris Law

20-year-old rising model (and daughter of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost) went into 2021 with long, straight brown hair.

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Iris Law

Now, Iris Law has an iconic close-shaved bleach blonde buzzcut (which she shaved for her Vogue shoot), making her look edgier.

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Florence Pugh

Actor Florence Pugh entered this year with her long, golden blonde locks– her best known look.

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Florence Pugh

By mid-2021, Florence had lilac dip-dyed hair with dark roots.

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Florence Pugh

Since then, Florence has been hot on the hair transformation kick. First, she dyed her hair dark for her role in The Wonder. Then, she chopped her hair into a mullet pixie hybrid that she pulls off with effortless style.

Florence Pugh

Just under the wire before the new year, Florence returned to platinum blonde, this time on her new short and chic cut.