Achieving perfect hair is hard enough when you aren’t in the public eye, so imagine making sure your hair is in top-notch shape with millions of eyes trolling. No pressure!
Celebrity glam squads everywhere have the privilege of making sure our favorite stars keep it tight when the spotlight is shining on them.
From long box braids to sexy beach wavy extensions, the stars obviously have no problems testing the waters and pushing the boundaries on beauty. Style ambassadors are taking cues from their eccentric clothing choices and learning how to transform their hair!
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A simple hair change can not only make or break a look; it also adds the versatility needed to present a whole new you to the world!
So take notes and get inspired by this year’s best celebrity hair transformations.
In August 2017, the America’s Got Talent host stepped onto the red carpet in a gorgeous gray mohawk.
In August, the actress revealed the first of many hair makeovers for her upcoming film Nappily Ever After.
And just when we thought we’d seen the best of her Nappily Ever After transformations, the actress stunned us all with this stunning buzz cut in September.
In August, the actress and singer added a little length to her locs while performing at a NYX event.
In August, the Bajan bad gal stepped out in turquoise hair for Crop Over.
In early August, the Moonlight actress stepped onto the red carpet in chestnut faux locs.
In July, the singer kicked off her “Strength of a Woman” tour with a head full of blonde braids that she debuted at ESSENCE Fest.
In July, the Black Panther star made an appearance at Comic-Con, where she traded in her short coif for mid-length locs.
In July, the Black Panther actress grew out her tresses to flaunt this sick design at Comic-Con.
In July, the singer traded in her curls for a set of bright orange microbraids.
In June, the singer announced that she would be shaving her head as an act of solidarity with her child, who is currently battling cancer.
In June 2017, the up and coming actress unveiled her natural curls and spoke about her desire to stop “straightening this magic.”
In June 2017, the singer unveiled a lavender pixie, while also opening up about a surgery to remove her endometriosis.
This summer, the actress appears to be embracing a kinkier hair texture on and off the red carpet.
In June 2017, the Empire actress was spotted in a kinky mohawk, that she allegedly got done for an upcoming movie role.
In May 2017, the singer and actress surprised us all with this beautiful buzz cut.
We’ll always love the singer’s chic bob and bangs, but who could deny the fabulousness of these box braids she sported in May 2017?
We all know the Being Mary Jane star for her long, wavy hair, but Union recently traded her long locks for a wavy, textured bob.
Taraji gave us full on glam with a layered bob at this year’s Academy Awards, but as of late, the Empire star is sporting multi-toned faux locs.
Halle caught a lot of flack when she traded her shoulder-length hair for an “au naturel” whirl of curls at this year’s Academy Awards.
No one rock fire-engine red hair like Monica, but she looks even better with with a platinum blonde pixie. Talk about keeping them guessing!
Justine’s plum hair pops right off her ski,n whether it’s cascading down into a long, curly ponytail or tucked away in braids.
Nicki Minaj hasn’t been afraid to show off her added bundles on Instagram. The rap vixen started the year with a long protective twist and now, she’s rocking extensions that fall all the way to her ankles.
Who knew you could go from short and blonde to long, box braids so effortlessly? Eva Marcille’s been photographed in both looks, with her Top Model smize to match.
Whether she is wearing waist length faux locs on the Ocean’s 8 set or wavy, auburn extensions at this year’s Grammy Awards, Robyn never does wrong!
Kanye West has never shied away from controversy. That’s why we’re not really surprised to see him with bleach blonde hair.
Golden locks are the perfect compliment to Ciara’s glowing complexion. The soon-to-be mother of two started the year with a mid-length, textured look, before returning to her signature length.
Kehlani has looks for days, whether she is switching from a long, slick and black style or adding volume and color.
Kerry Washington’s versatile hairstyles show us just how many different ‘dos can frame her face. The Scandal star attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards with a middle part, mid length look and transitioned to an angular layered bob at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Nicole Ari Parker went from a highlighted shoulder length ‘do, to nutmeg colored box braids.
We all know Keke started the year with those fierce, red box braids that had us all running out to buy braiding hair, but the Scream Queens actress has since moved on! Although she is still rocking red, Palmer has since transitioned to a half up, half down ‘do we love!
Pro-Tip: This style can be achieved right at home. Just section your hair into horizontal halves, twist the front half into bantus and blowdry the bottom half.
Whether she is adding a little hair for volume or rocking her hair in an all natural pineapple, Parris flawlessly transitions between hairstyles.
From a wild long mane to an assymetrical braided style, SZA looks totally beautiful.
Teyana went from long and jet black to chunky orange braids that are to die for! Talk about a trendsetter.