The Biggest Celebrity Hair Transformations Of 2018 So Far

When it comes to beauty, you don't need a new year to do something different. Every day presents a chance for new opportunities: You can finally start that YouTube channel you've been dreaming about, wear the blue lipstick you've been eyeing, or get a completely different haircut. And with the latter, who better to look to for inspiration than celebs like Beyoncé, Leighton Meester, and Selena Gomez?

So many of our favourite stars have already debuted some shocking hair transformations... and it's only April. Gone are the days of subtle layers and quick trims — if you're ready to make a drastic change at some point in 2018, you'll want to see these looks. Ahead, check out Beyoncé's curly bob, Halsey's Marilyn Monroe-inspired pixie, and Gomez's first hair change since going blonde a few months ago — and more.

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The dark-to-platinum transition isn't an easy one, but Leighton Meester left the task in very capable hands: colourist Aura Friedman's. "The appointment took about six hours," Friedman tells us. "I wanted that old Hollywood glamour look. Leighton has these bedroom brown eyes, so she needs a softer platinum as opposed to a super cool colour so it won't overpower her very soft features. I even left a little shadow at the roots so it wouldn't look like such a stark contrast. She was such an iconic brunette. Now she looks like an iconic blonde."
Solange's go-to braider, Susan Oludele, gave her client a fresh set of cornrows with loads of stark-white beads.
Lacy Redway styled Tamera Mowry's natural curls with two filigree tube-decorated cornrows.
How pretty is Jada Pinkett Smith's honey brown hue? She gave her colourist, Christol, an extra-special shoutout for doing such a spectacular job.
Zazie Beetz is just like us — down to sit for eight hours all for the sake of a fresh set of box braids (also done by Redway).
Cassie, who used to rock shoulder-length waves, cut off a few inches in the back for an asymmetrical bob.
"New album, new hair," Tinashe wrote of her brand-new cream soda-blonde bob.
Kelis is never one to shy away from a hair change — so we're not surprised (but still more than pleased) by her pastel-dipped curly crop.
"That time I braided away all of Ashley Graham’s hair, clipped in a full set of hair, and cut it into a lob," hairstylist David Lopez dished of this faux cut.
Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce.com.
The sci-fi bob dominated salons and Instagram feeds from all over the world last year. Now, Beyoncé is here to reinvent the trend — because, of course. Pairing her blunt ends with plenty of volume and texture, we think we just found this year's new reigning bob.
Halsey has always been a beauty chameleon, and has yet to meet a texture or colour she won't try. But to ring in the new year, the 23-year-old ditched her most recent braided style for something much more 1950s — and platinum to boot.
Despite spending nine hours in the salon chair, with 300 foils folded with eight bowls-worth of bleach, to get her platinum blond 'do back in November, Gomez officially went back to her roots before ringing in the new year. Who needs a high-maintenance hair routine, anyway?
Despite spending nine hours in the salon chair, with 300 foils folded with eight bowls-worth of bleach, to get her platinum blond 'do back in November, Gomez officially went back to her roots before ringing in the new year. Who needs a high-maintenance hair routine, anyway?
Kris Jenner has dipped her toe in the platinum pool before, but this time it's for real. In October, everyone's favourite Momager followed in daughter Kim Kardashian West's footsteps and went blond. Now, it looks like the "new year, new me" bug bit Jenner too — just in time for celebrity hairstylist and bleach guru Chris Appleton to take her back to the bright side.
Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images.
It's official: Daisy Ridley is no longer walking on the dark side... of the hair spectrum. Yes, the former brunette has revived our favourite colour trend of the summer (one that we sorely missed, might we add) with this buttery new hue.
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