Short vs. Long: 25 Celeb Hair Transformations

When it comes to hot hair in Hollywood, versatility is the name of the game. We love that our favorite stars don't feel boxed in by their hair choices and are willing to change it up from time to time. This fall, celebs like Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson debuted funky short hair, so we thought, who else has done the long-short switcheroo?

Nicole Marie Melton Aug, 20, 2013

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Where have you been all my life, short-haired Alicia? The artist's short cut looks cool yet sophisticated and truly suits her face. Rock on, girl.

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Admittedly, we're totally enamored by Lil Mama's choice of green for her bob. But the cut itself is definitely an upgrade to her shoulder-length mane. Do you agree?

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 One week her curls a fro-y and full, the next they're short and sassy. We love that Ms. Bassett switches up her look at will. Why not? Hair should be fun!

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The songstress premiered a super-short pixie cut on Instagram, but days later, opted for this sleek, angular bob instead.  Both cuts are a far cry from her typical mile-long tresses. Which look do you love most?

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Jennifer Hudson's razored short style looks badass and edgy. We love this turn to downtown chic but appreciate her classic waves too. Which do are you feeling?

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Tia Mowry wowed her fans when she stepped out at the 4th annual Give & Get Fete in a newly cropped cut.  It's a far cry from her flowing, shoulder-length waves, but we love both looks on her.

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Anika Noni Rose turned heads recently when she debuted a short, flirty bob at a movie premiere party. Although we love her new ’do, her long, softly curled strands are simply gorgeous, too.

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Rihanna is one of the most daring hair chameleons of our time.  Not only has she worn every hair color in the book—red, blonde, jet black, and even gray—the edgy diva also keeps her look fresh with a variety of lengths and styles.

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Rocsi Diaz took turns rocking a shoulder-length bob and waist-length waves during recent appearances on the red carpet. 

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Paula Patton has a glamourous style all her own and is not afraid to experiment with different lengths and textures.  Here, the stunning starlet rocks her silky strands both short and long. Which look do you love the most?

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Erica Campbelle, one half of the gospel duo Mary Mary, keeps her hairstyles just as soulful as her sound.  The busy wife and mom of three prefers to switch up her look with custom wigs in her signature golden blonde hue.

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Earlier this year, Viola Davis proudly flaunted her big chop, but the award-winning actress also likes to rock a longer, swingable bob. Which look do you love the most?

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Toni Braxton was once famous for her game-changing pixie cut back in the 90’s. Now, the star is not afraid to keep it real with her own silky, short strands or go over-the-top glam with long, bone straight extensions.

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Vivica Fox stepped out recently in a short ’do with a funky flipped bang, but has also rocked long, flowing tresses with soft curls in recent months. Which look do you like best?

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Much like Toni Braxton, Halle Berry is another star who made the the short pixie cut a high-demand hairstyle at salons coast to coast. Nowadays, the busy mom also alternates between a sassy, wash-and-go bob. Which look do you love most?

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Selita Ebanks is used to switching up her style as a model, so it’s no surprise she loves to rock her hair short and long. Her super-sleek style is as equally gorgeous as her cascading curls.

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Nicole Ari Parker recently decided to ditch her straight strands in exchange for her own naturally curly coif. This is a dramatic contrast to her longer look of yesteryear which she accented with blond highlights and swingable bangs. Do you have a favorite pick between the two?

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When Monica first stepped on the scene in the 90’s, she made her short, cropped coif one of the hottest looks of the decade. She’s still rocking short hair, but is also venturing into longer styles like the one she wore during a recent album signing event. Which do you like best?

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Meagan Good had made an asymmetrical short cut her staple style until she recently decided to go long with layered loose waves. Not only did Meagan opt for longer hair, but she also parted ways her her side-swept bang.

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Kelly Rowland has become our go-to girl for hair inspiration, and we’re loving Kelly’s current curly style with lots of layers. This is a stark contrast from her half-shaven short, crop, but let’s keep it real — Kelly would look fab in any ’do!

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Kelis is no stranger to dramatic hairstyles—remember her Crayola-colored curls from back in the day? Fast forward a few years and the songstress is still changing the game by alternating between her own natural curls and a tumble of voluminous ringlets.

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Kandi Burruss has tried every hairstyle in the book. In her Xscape days she kept her hair shiny and sleek. Today, Burruss alternates between her sassy flipped cut and long, auburn curls.

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Corinne Bailey Rae is a naturalisata at heart, but that hasn't stopped her from remixing her curls over the years.  What was once a cropped, curly cut is now a full-fledged halo of curls.  Is there a length you prefer the most?

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Solange loves to alternate between her naturally curly, short 'fro and full, shoulder-length ringlets.  She's a Jane-of-all hairstyles, but we have to ask: What look do you love most?

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Jill Scott is no stranger to tress transformations and has worn her fair share of delicious 'dos over the years.  We absolutely adore her recent "big chop," but can appreciate her long, blonde-tipped wig, too. Which look is your favorite?