Selena Gomez Has Gone Blonde, and We're Obsessed

by Byrdie

A really good hair makeover is right up there with finding the perfect red lipstick or picking out your signature scent. And when celebrities completely transform themselves with a blunt bob, mermaid-like extensions, or a Technicolor dye job, it often inspires us to try something new ourselves.

Since A-listers are constantly modifying their looks for new roles, new albums, or “new you” lifestyles, it can be hard to keep up with the hair trends of Hollywood. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to update you on their latest and greatest hair transformations.

Simply scroll down to see the best celebrity hairstyles of the year, from Amandla Stenberg’s super-cool buzz cut to Selena Gomez’s edgy new blonde. And who knows? You might just be inspired to chop off your long locks or rock a daring new hair colour.

Swipe the arrows below to see the transformations!

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celebrity hair transformations
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Selena Gomez stole the show at the AMAs, not just with her stellar performance but by arriving with her trademark brunette hair dyed a peroxide blonde. Colourist Nikki Lee, co-owner of Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood is responsible for the new hue. And we think it really suits the singer.

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We all thought rose quartz was the colour of the season, but Ariana Grande’s newly dyed grey hair might just be our new obsession. Granted, it looks rose quartz in the picture, but if anyone could pull off grey hair, it’s Grande. 

The singer took to Instagram to announce her hair transformation, posting a selfie along with the caption “btw i (it’s grey).”  

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Cara Delevingne is never one to stick to a hairstyle for too long. So it comes as no surprise that she’s updated her pixie cut just in time for autumn—which she revealed at her book launch. We’re all here for this colour change, in fact, we’ve already called our colourist and screen grabbed this image.

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The onset of fall typically warrants the transition to a darker hair colour. However, this year it seems that celebrities are rebelling in the biggest way possible—with bleach. Joining the likes of Kim Kardashian West and Solange Knowles, actress Emilia Clarke (aka Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons), just went platinum. For real.

For years, Game of Thrones devotees have had an obsession with her character’s iconic platinum plaits, and this morning Clarke took to her Instagram to publicly announce her new commitment to the colour. Even more exciting? According to her post, the colorists behind her majestic Khaleesi wigs (Candice Banks and Kevin Alexander) were also responsible for her own colour transition. So far, we’ve only seen the ice-blond dye job in its fresh (and wet!) state. Thus, it’s safe to say that we’re anxiously anticipating Clarke’s next Instagram post and red carpet appearance.

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Though she tends to stay true to her raven-hued hair colour, Emily Ratajkowski loves a good game of "did she or didn't she?" where her cut is concerned—especially when it comes to a flash of face-framing fringe. 

The actress and model took to her Instagram earlier today, setting her following a-fire thanks to a brand-new set of bangs. Spoiler: They're fake and all in the spirit of NYFW. However, according her caption, she's taking votes on whether to make the cut a permanent one. We'd vote yes.

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Solange Knowles is no stranger to switching up her beauty looks. Her edgy, often highly editorial makeup is always inspiring. Her natural hair is too. Though we've gotten used to seeing her with brown hair, Knowles has gone totally platinum.

She posted a photo to Instagram yesterday with a cropped platinum cut, and today, she debuted long platinum braids. She's the latest celeb to go platinum after Kim K., Zoë Kravitz, and Kristen Stewart (to name a few).

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Kim Kardashian West stunned us all by appearing at the Tom Ford S/S 18 show with silvery-blonde hair. The best part? It's not a wig. The hairstylist responsible for this look, Chris Appleton, took to Instagram, posting a boomerang of her getting ready. He captioned the video "guess who? Seeing if blondes have more fun! Silver white hair vibes! It's NYFW! Colour and cut by me." Then, earlier today, Kardashian West posted a photo on Twitter, writing, "No, it's not a wig!"

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Selena Gomez's hairstylist, Hung Vanngo, posted this selfie to his Instagram account. Her new slicked-back bob is for an upcoming (albeit secret) project. We think it's perfectly chic for fall.

Bella Hadid Haircut
Bella Hadid Haircut
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Bella Hadid's hair has gotten progressively shorter over the course of 2017—and we have a feeling that her latest choppy bob is about to set a major new trend.

Karlie Kloss Hair Colour
Karlie Kloss Hair Colour
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Karlie Kloss might have debuted her silver locks just in time for summer, but we’re already thinking ahead: This colour trend will be huge this fall.

Chrissy Teigen Blonde
Chrissy Teigen Blonde
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Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter on 4th of July weekend to show off a new sun-kissed colour 

Gigi Hadid Hair — Gigi Hadid Brunette
Gigi Hadid Hair Transformation
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After flirting with darker locks for months, Gigi Hadid is back to her signature surfer-blonde colour—just in time for summer, too.

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emma roberts new hair
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In 2017 alone, Roberts has donned blond, red, and chestnut tresses. And now, thanks to Nikki Lee from Nine Zero One Salon, Roberts’s medium-brown locks have turned a rich chocolatey hue just in time for summer.

Emma Stone Hair - Emma Stone Hair Evolution
Emma Stone Strawberry Blonde - Emma Stone Blonde Hair
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Emma Stone stepped out in England this weekend with much lighter locks, trading her usual deep red for a paler shade of strawberry blonde. 

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karlie kloss blonde
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Karlie Kloss debuted a surprising new 'do on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet, an asymmetrical bob reminiscent of the '90s. Oh, and did we mention she also dyed her hair platinum blonde?

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Selena Gomez has been flirting with a short 'do for quite some time, and per her latest Instagram post, she chopped it even shorter into a chin-grazing bob à la Winona Ryder circa 1994.

Ashley Benson Pink Hair - Ashley Benson Coachella
Ashley Benson Coachella
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There’s no place like Coachella to try out a bold new ’do—even if, as in Ashley Benson’s case, it appears to be temporary. (Might we suggest making the hot pink hue a full-time thing?)

Beyonce new hair
Beyonce new hair - Beyonce braids
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Beyoncé knows how to rock a braided 'do, and her latest plaits are no exception. From her precise side part to the strategically placed beads, we are absolutely in love with this new look on the mother-to-be.

Lucy Hale Haircut - Lucy Hale Bob
Lucy Hale Haircut - Lucy Hale Bob
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It’s just a little shorter and a little darker, but those subtle changes made for the perfect refresh to Lucy Hale’s choppy bob—not to mention we’re loving the ’90s reference.

Katy Perry Pixie Cut - Katy Perry Buzz Cut
Katy Perry Pixie Cut - Katy Perry Buzz Cut
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Just a couple weeks after debuting a new overgrown pixie, Katy Perry took her short cut even shorter: She now shares the same platinum buzz that Kristen Stewart and Zoë Kravitz have recently embraced.

Zoe Kravitz Pixie - Zoe Kravitz Chops Hair
Zoe Kravitz Pixie - Zoe Kravitz Chops Hair
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After sporting long braids for some time, perennial cool girl Zoë Kravitz just took to Instagram to document a drastic pixie cut. The verdict: So good.

Kim Kardashian Bob - Kim Kardashian Hair Evolution
Kim Kardashian Bob - Kim Kardashian Hair Evolution
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Kim Kardashian ditched her long (long, long) extensions for a choppy bob—a decision we can definitely get behind.

Lady Gaga Hair Transformation - Lady Gaga Brunette
Lady Gaga Hair Transformation - Lady Gaga Brunette
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After sticking with Donatella Versace–blond for some time, Gaga has officially gone back to her darker roots.

Jennifer Lopez Haircut
Jennifer Lopez Haircut
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Fire up your straighteners: Jennifer Lopez’s sleek new ’do is the antidote to the (slightly tired) wavy lob.

Kristen Stewart Just Shaved Her head
Kristen Stewart Just Shaved Her head
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Get ready: We have a feeling this was the haircut heard round the world and that many a beauty badass will soon follow Kristen Stewart’s lead. Considering the ’90s punk-rock vibe and complete lack of daily maintenance, we might also be convinced.

Katy Perry's new Pixie Cut
Katy Perry's new Pixie Cut
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Fun fact: Hairstylist Chris McMillan has apparently wanted to chop Katy Perry’s hair into a pixie “since the day they met.” Perry finally obliged yesterday, and we’re seriously loving the final result

Bella Hadid Haircut
Bella Hadid Haircut
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Models often undergo many hair changes during fashion month, but they’re rarely permanent—except in the case of Bella Hadid, who traded her long, espresso-hued locks for a shorter, darker crop. We’re seriously loving the effortlessness of the cut, not to mention the way the brown-black hue sets off her creamy skin and striking eyes.

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emilia-clarke-haircut
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The Game of Thrones star just debuted a brand-new cut and colour.

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kylie-jenner-blorange
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Kylie Jenner always tends to embrace her chameleonic ways during fashion week in particular, but three hair changes in three days might be a new record. The latest: blorange, aka the It pastel colour to try this year.

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olivia-wilde-blonde
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Olivia Wilde clearly got the memo that rooty blond has never been cooler. (And her new chop certainly suits her too.)

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irina-shayk-blonde
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Hello, blond! Model Irina Shayk traded her signature dark locks for a much lighter hue, and we’re seriously feeling the new look.

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kylie-jenner-short-hair
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It is less than a month into 2017, and Kylie has already changed her ’do twice. While Jenner usually favours long locks and coloured wigs, she is now sporting an edgy bob with what looks to be her natural tresses.

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katy-perry-blonde
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Did you know Katy Perry is naturally a blonde? The singer returned to her roots this week, saying goodbye to years of raven-black hair.

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selena-gomez-bob
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Nine Zero One stylist Marissa Marino debuted Selena Gomez’s new choppy bob on Instagram. The ultra-flattering cut seems to be quite popular among the young Hollywood set—while it turned out to be a wig, Shay Mitchell showed off the look on Instagram this week too.

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kylie-jenner-blonde
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New year, same hair chameleon. Jenner didn’t make it a full two weeks without switching up her locks—this time returning to the platinum shade she stuck with for several weeks last fall. (Whether it’s for real or a very well-placed wig remains to be seen.)

Thinking of taking your own strands to a similar shade? Just keep in mind that maintenance is key. Try Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo ($26) to prevent brassiness.

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Emily Ratajkowski swapped her signature shoulder-length tresses for a textured faux bob at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Amandla Stenberg debuted a new buzz cut on Instagram following the wrap of the film Where Hands Touch, in which she stars.

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nina-dobrev-hair
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Nina Dobrev chopped her long romantic locks into an edgy, cool lob that we just can’t get enough of.

Want more celebrity hair makeovers? Check out these 10 mind-blowing transformations.

 

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