We associate certain hairstyles and hair colors with particular celebrities. There's Ariana Grande's ponytail, Zooey Deschanel's eye-grazing bangs, Gwen Stefani's platinum hue — you get the picture. Well, it turns out, these ladies didn't always have their signature 'dos (shocker, we know...). That's right, Gwen didn't come out of her mom's womb rocking a white-blond, asymmetrical bob — blasphemous, we know.
Curious what Ariana looks like sans ponytail? Or what hair chameleon Katy Perry's natural locks are like? Ahead, we take a trip down memory lane to show you. Click through to see what some of your favorite stars look like with their au naturel manes. Prepare for some serious double takes.
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Ariana Grande's openly talked about her hair woes. After years and years of being dyed for the Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat, her tresses suffered serious damage. As a result, Ariana's signature some-up-some-down style, which she wears with the help of extensions, is the only 'do she feels comfortable with while she allows her hair to recover.
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Ariana's hair skews on the curly side, as this throwback picture proves. This past September, the star also gave us a (very rare) glimpse at her modern-day ringlets, which are just as beautiful.
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Turns out, Hendricks is actually a bottle redhead. Her natural hair color is blond. She started dyeing it bright-red at age 10 because she was obsessed with Anne of Green Gables.
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We have yet another bottled redhead on our hands. The actress dyed her hair back to her born-with-it blond color for her role in The Amazing Spider-Man. "My natural hair is blond, so it's kind of nice," Stone said in an interview with MTV. "I looked in the mirror and said, 'Oh my God, it's me again! It's been so long!'"
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Gwen Stefani has been (on and off, but mostly on) platinum-blond for more than two decades. And it's clear that she has an affinity for the color; she even has a song dedicated to it.
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The star once told InStyle, "I haven't seen my real hair color since ninth grade!" Here is a throwback reminder of her dark, slightly wavy tresses. A complete 180 from the bleached-blond we know and love.
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It's hard to keep track of what hue Katy Perry's hair is this week, let alone before she even became Katy Perry. Seriously, she's literally colored it every color of the rainbow.
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The only color we haven't seen Perry dabble with is her God-given one: blond. That is, until now.
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Though Zendaya told us she's not looking to change up her hair color anytime soon, she has changed the style (via wigs) more frequently over the past couple of years than we probably will, like, ever.
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True story: If you Google "Halle Berry short hair," you'll get over one million results. The Kidnap star has arguably one of the most famous pixies on the planet, sparking an onslaught of copycats from the '90s to today. "I just see myself as a short-hair, spunky kind of person," she once told InStyle.
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Decades later, Berry is going big. At the 2017 Oscars, she paid homage to her natural curls with this 'do, done by longtime stylist Castillo.