With the amount of hard-earned dollars Hollywood's elite are making, it's no wonder they quite often decide to spruce up their looks. And, they have some of the biggest professional names out there helping them look flawless and suggesting new cuts and colors that'll complement their faces perfectly.
Regardless, a massive beauty transformation is a bold move, especially if it's their first time trying a new color. With January coming to a close, there have, of course, already been some celebrity hair changes, as fans' favorite stars are embracing the new year with a new look, too.
With some surprising changes that made fans do double take—such as Isla Fisher and Megan Fox—other hair chameleons like Lady Gaga and Cardi B have ladies everywhere left wishing they had the guts to change up their 'dos so often.
2019 has already begun with some new hair color trends, too, such as pastel tones, platinum blonde looks, and even experimenting with some off-beat colors such as green and blue.
So here are 20 of the most recent hair changes that surprised fans and have them wanting to run to their own respective salons and demand a change. New year, new look, right?
Kristen Stewart turned heads just a few days ago when the Lizzie actress arrived at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 show in Paris with an entirely new look—short platinum blonde hair accented with darker roots. On-trend with the show she was at, she paired her look with a Chanel tweed blazer, gold trousers, and black boots. Finishing the look off, she wore tinted red sunglasses and simply looked too cool. Complementing her shades, she wore red nails and a red lip, a welcome pop of color to her tweed ensemble.
According to HelloGiggles, it turns out, Kristen's outfit was from Chanel's pre-fall 2019 collection which is inspired by ancient Egypt.
Emma Stone, Hollywood's favorite, adorably funny redhead made big moves at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards last week when she showed up with a brand new hair color—auburn brown.
As per Cosmopolitan, Emma's natural hair color is blonde, so the new auburn is definitely a massive departure.
As she once explained herself, “I'm so white. My hair grows out blonde, but my coloring is similar to that of a redhead. So...I really like having red hair. I'm a natural blonde, but I really like the red.”
Although she still maintained some hints of red throughout her hair, this is still a massive transition to the color we're used to seeing her with.
Hailey Baldwin began the new year with two major changes, the first becoming Justin Bieber's wife, while the second was dyeing her trademark blonde hair bubblegum pink. Not her first rodeo, the model also rocked pink hair at last year's Met Gala as she posed with then-BF Shawn Mendes.
It turns out, the star clearly got bored of the look quickly (or perhaps it brought back memories of her ex-beau) because just as quick as she dyed her mane at the start of January, she quickly went back to blonde, not even stopping to selfie her bubblegum locks to her IG page.
13 Reasons Why starlet Katherine Langford is known for her signature brown tresses, so it was certainly a shock when the beauty swapped her look for a flaming, fiery hue. Debuting her look just last week in a makeup-free IG selfie, she made sure all eyes were on her Disney-princess red hair.
Kat captioned her photo with "she (red)y" and fans were quick to give countless compliments on her new mane.
According to Cosmopolitan, the color was created by the salon Circles of Hair, who also uploaded photos of the star, captioning, "She's loving her Copper tones. It's always a pleasure seeing your beautiful face in our salon."
Model, actress, and all-around beauty Ruby Rose usually keeps her short hair in the darker brunette spectrum, although she started the new year platinum blonde in her homeland of Australia. Clearly, she wanted another change because she dyed it yet again less than three weeks later just before heading back to the U.S. She posted a photo to her IG of her hair—a new silvery shade of pastel blue. "Major mood as I say goodbye for another year to all my friends and family back home," she captioned the photo.
The look is completely on-trend for 2019, as predictions for smoky pastel shades are already cropping up everywhere.
Right before the new year, Khloe Kardashian surprised all her fans when she posted a photo of herself to IG with pastel pink tresses—an adorable and fitting update for the reality TV star.
Like most looks in the Kardashian family, however, she's decided to switch things up yet again and recently went back to a beautiful, platinum blonde shade.
According to Refinery29, when Khloe goes platinum she usually turns to celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham. "The time it takes to go platinum will depend on the starting level and condition of your hair," she told Refinery29. "When going platinum, it’s so important that your colorist uses a bonder in the bleach or lightener to ensure that breakage and damage done is minimal."
Throughout her entire time in the spotlight, Megan Fox has been known for her steely gaze and signature, curly, brunette tresses. That's why it was such a shock in mid-January when the Hollywood star was spotted sporting a short, blonde hairstyle while working on her new movie, Jangsari 9.15, about Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Marguerite Higgins during the Korean War. While the beauty kept the rest of her makeup minimal, it was easy to see that she let her new hair do all the talking.
Although we aren't certain if her new blonde look is a wig or not, we have to say she looks like a modern, sultry Marilyn Monroe!
Lady Gaga truly dominated the 2019 Golden Globe Awards—and not just because she won a Globe for Best Original Song for "Shallow" from A Star Is Born. The pop star-turned-actress made a splash on the red carpet when she matched her pastel blue dress with her sky blue hair, with more intense splashes of the color throughout.
Matching your hair to your dress is next-level diva, and we're definitely here for it!
As soon as she debuted her look, faded pastels began trending for the new year, as they're a subtle way to try out the pastel trend without oversaturating your hair.
Isla Fisher is another celebrity who we're used to with her signature hair, and her red locks may certainly be one of her most famous features. The beauty decided to ring in the new year with a bold change that actually suits her perfectly! She traded in her trademark auburn mane for a bright blonde color that features plenty of highlights and roots peeking at the top. She elected to keep her length the same, but the color was enough change for her to feel like she's trying something new!
Posting her new look on IG the actress captioned the photo with, "Go blonde in ‘19 or go home."
Model and activist Iskra Lawrence just this past week ditched her signature blonde shade for a brand new hue—icy grey. The best part? The way she went about it is absolutely attainable at home for the rest of us!
The 28-year-old posted a video of herself sporting her new 'do on IG, explaining that it was all thanks to the new Colorista permanent hair dye by L'Oréal Paris.
She mentioned she would even post a how-to video on her page soon as the look is "super easy to do at home yourself or with a friend." The best part? The hair dye can be found at local drugstores for only $9.
Christina Aguilera shocked the world at the end of December when she posted a slew of photos of herself sporting a dark, mullet-like hairstyle on IG very similar to Joan Jett from The Runaways. We're unsure if the pop star is wearing a wig or not, but she was all about paying homage to Joan as she's the first female solo artist to start her own independent label. What we loved about this look is that Christina is showcasing that she's all about girl power and empowerment.
The look was a huge departure from her usual blonde tresses, but Christina has proved in the past she can certainly be a chameleon with her look ("Dirrty" phase Xtina, anyone?).
One-fourth of the girl group Little Mix, Leigh-Anne Pinnock is known to be a style-chameleon, changing up her locks from straight, curly, cropped, long—you name it.
Usually keeping to shades of brown, however, the singer recently decided to go grass-green, putting her tresses in waist-length braids.
She looked utterly incredible, so we were surprised to see that she didn't keep this look longer, as she then decided to dye it a dark brown again for a vacation she recently took. Regardless, we would love to see the beauty experiment with her hair even further in 2019!
Blac Chyna is known to switch up her look so often it's hard to keep track of whether or not she's rocking wigs, extensions, or simply trying out a new shade with some dye. Typically going for light blonde or super-dark brown shades, she's really been experimenting with bright hues in recent months, from a flame-like red to a bright, bright blue.
Of course, none of these changes are permanent, and she was recently seen with a natural, dark brown shade that she then wore straight and with extensions all the way past her waist. Posting an entire set of photos to her IG page, it looks like this recent change was for a Fashion Nova shoot, as she's an active ambassador of the brand.
Blonde babe Ashley Tisdale is known for her light-colored tresses, so it was a shock when the actress and pop singer decided to go pastel pink back in September.
At the time, she even cheekily captioned a photo of her pink hair with, "I wonder when my agent will tell me to get rid of my pink hair."
She ended up keeping her pink mane for months, and only just last week did she decide to go back to her blonde roots, taking to IG to show off the new change by writing, "The Blonde is back in Business."
Actor Chris Messina caused the Twitter world to break out into a frenzy when we walked the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet.
Showing up with platinum blonde hair instead of his usual dark brown 'do, fans online were quick to draw comparisons to other celebrities who recently went blonde such as Pete Davidson and Justin Bieber, or comment on how fantastic he looked.
According to Time magazine, online speculation immediately began that Chris' hair change is for his upcoming role in a new movie, but we hope he keeps it for as long as possible, as the look made such an impression on everyone!
Actress and model Jaime King decided to go a lighter shade of blonde with a very personal purpose: to open up a new chapter in her life and heal from the grief of the loss of her best friend, actress and teacher Elizabeth Kemp, who passed away in September. Jaime took to IG to post about her new look, writing, "9 months of waiting for this moment. Thank you for the Light that lifted layers of grief, the past, the stories, the loss of my best friend Elizabeth Kemp, the depths and beauty of my characters and all that they endured."
Going on to explain that a new year means letting go of the past, we support this strong and talented woman!
Another absolute hair chameleon we can't keep up with in terms of cuts, dyes, and wig changes is none other than Cardi B, who loves switching up her beauty look. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment a week into January, the rapper decided to go for a completely monochromatic ensemble—in purple.
She took to IG to post a full-periwinkle suit with a bob in the exact same shade, while her makeup artist, Ericka La Pearl, used makeup in similar hues to complement her entire outfit.
Checking out Ericka's IG revealed that the genius behind Cardi's hair was Tresses by Sandrine, a hairstylist who specializes in bright colors.
Halsey kicked off 2019 with a fantastic new 'do channeling an old Hollywood icon: Marilyn Monroe. Fans were quick to spot the resemblance between her and the famous Hollywood actress as soon as she posted photos from her New Year's Eve party where she debuted her new look, complete with a slinky, black cut-out dress, and a flawless red lip to complete her look.
Rocking her blonde pixie cut perfectly, she surprised fans yet again when a few weeks later her hair was suddenly a wavy lob, and she matched her blonde curls to a red lip yet again and a beret in the same shade.
Zac Efron has been lurking around Hollywood hiding his new 'do, and we can't imagine why since he looks fantastic! Perhaps not wanting to show off that he jumped on the bandwagon of celebrity men dying their hair platinum blonde, you can catch a slight look at Zac rock climbing in a recent IG photo and showcasing a tuft of lightened locks from under his beanie.
He paired his look with his groomed brown bread and we must say he suits the trend perfectly!
It's still uncertain if the leap to be blonde is for a new role in a movie, as he's done it in the past, such as the time he filmed Baywatch and had to add blonde highlights to his naturally brown hair.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the month of January, you must have noticed the swarms of influencers, celebrities, and even friends embracing the 10 Year Challenge on IG. Instead of sharing a throwback shot from ten years ago, Priyanka Chopra decided to reveal a new hair change for 2019, and we're all here for it!
Reflecting on all she's accomplished in the past decade, Priyanka posed in a mustard yellow cropped jacket and a new, shorter, blonde hairstyle that framed her face perfectly. She added an inspiring little message in her caption, writing, "So much has changed! Not just my hair or my clothes (or my husband!), but in how I see the world. How I understand myself. In these 10 years, with everything I’ve done, I realized that it’s my curiosity in others that has led me to grow into who I am today."
Sources: Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, HelloGiggles, Time