So here's the tea: The year 2020 was a damn good year for celebrity hair, and thus far, 2021 is following suit. Hollywood heads that have always been draped in long extensions are finally going the way of sleek bobs, folks are letting their natural curls flow freely, and colorists are doing really interesting and bold things with their clients' manes. We are more inspired by the chic celebrity hair transformations we've seen in 2020 and 2021 than we've been in the years prior combined. So we rounded up some of the best ones.
Below, find our curated list of the best recent celebrity haircuts and dye jobs. May these before-and-after shots serve as inspo for your next in-salon move. Oh, and be sure to bookmark this page because we'll be updating the list in real time as soon as we catch wind of a new celebrity hair look. In the meantime, though, here are our faves…
Never has there been more distance between us and our trusty hairstylists than in the last year. It's been rough at times, but we've managed. It's only natural that as some semblance of normalcy is restored, we're all flocking to said pros for some much-needed hair therapy, though. And we're calling it right now: Summer 2021 will be the season of epic hair transformations. First up? Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. Nothing says summer quite like a hair refresh, and Turner just proved it with a new set of bangs. She recently shared an Instagram Story showcasing her new eye-skimming fringes with the caption, "Ya gal's bang'd up." Quite the departure from her typical long layered style, Turner's new bangs appear to be cut straight across with some longer pieces on either side of her brows to frame her face. And if we're not mistaken, it looks like the 25-year-old has adopted a natural-looking new honey blonde hair color, too. Turner's had a busy couple of years, what with marrying now husband Joe Jonas in 2019 and welcoming their first child together late last year, but it looks like she's keeping the excitement going with this hair update. We're here for it!
Well, folks, Rihanna is at it again. The singer slash fashion-and-beauty mogul just can't stop making waves, whether it's due to new releases from her lingerie line or fresh regimen additions from her eponymous skincare brand. But this time, it's because she stepped out for dinner with a brand-new haircut that appears to be her shortest yet. It all went down earlier this week when the paparazzi caught up with Rihanna in L.A. sporting a new look: a sleek, tapered pixie cut. As if her shaggy Dior coat and Chrome Hearts tie-dye pants weren't already enough to make jaws drop, the cropped 'do—which is reminiscent of previous pixies she's worn over the years—was enough to send us completely over the edge. The cut is ultra short, featuring tapering at the neck and micro-bangs in the front. If we had to guess, we'd say this is the shortest cut the singer has ever rocked. And we love it. After being photographed in gorgeous, flowing braids as recently as late last month, it appears this bad gal is gearing up for summer with this fresh chop that screams '90s chic. And hey, maybe, if we're lucky, this transformation will be tied to some new music coming down the pipeline. Oh, to dream!
PSA: Selena Gomez is now a blonde! After years of hunkering down as one of Hollywood's few steadfast brunettes, the singer revealed a brand-new, bleach-blonde dye job via the Instagram account of her popular beauty brand, Rare Beauty. The update came on Friday morning with a caption that read, "New look. Need to pick new Rare Beauty lip and blush shades now