These 20 Celebrities Look SO Different With Short Hair

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There are those long-hair devotees who refuse to ever cut more than half an inch at an appointment, and those who start itching the second their pixie creeps past their ears. But the rest of us live in a gray area. We go from the bob to the lob to the lob with bangs to fuck-it-I'll-just-grow-it-out-for-the-rest-of-my-life. Sometimes, we take a big hair risk and it falls flat; other times, it's a game-changing transformation.

And when a celebrity takes a major haircut plunge, we perk up. We pin, we double-tap, we screenshot. Then we book a slot with our stylist, stat. If you're in a rut (we don't blame you — it's been a long year), we rounded up the best Hollywood hair transformations to inspire. When you see them side by side, you'll get it, so click through ahead.

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Jennifer Lawrence
Back in 2013, Lawrence was playing Katniss Everdeen with auburn waves we'd volunteer as tribute for.
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But by the end of that same year, J Lawr was rocking a shocking pixie that had us thinking, How, who, when?! We were big fans, but even more so of the growing-out phase, which was très French-chic.
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Charlize Theron
The actress pulls off long, California-blond hair with perfection.
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But she also does a pixie like a boss. In 2013, Theron resurrected her no-fuss cut while shooting Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Solange Knowles
Before Solange was dropping albums we couldn't put down, she was wearing super-long, super-straight hair in 2008.
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Her hair may be longer in the present day, but once upon a time, Solange went natural and kept her hair to a short buzz in 2009.
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Gina Rodriguez
For a while, we only knew Gina Rodriguez as Jane the Virgin with loose waves.
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But by 2016, Rodriguez chopped it all into a chic undercut perfect for the hotter months.
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Rihanna
2005 was all about the debut of Rihanna and her good-girl (soon-to-be bad) vibes.
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RiRi can do no wrong, so when she showed up to the 2012 MTV Music Awards with this jet-black, shaggy pixie, we were in love.
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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's curly, long hair was her signature look — until she released Red in 2013, and with it came straight lengths and blunt bangs.
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Swift first went bob-level short in 2014 (backstage at a concert, no less), and she's let the length hang around for a couple years now. It certainly suits her country-girl-turned-pop-princess vibe.
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Jennifer Hudson
Hudson has been wowing us with her voice ever since she stepped on the American Idol stage in 2004. Since then, we've kept a close eye on her impressive hair evolution.
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Even though we're now partial to Hudson's Hairspray Live! '60s, blond bob, this wispy cut from 2014 flatters her face shape and shows off any bold lip color she chooses.
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Ciara
Ciara has rocked a lot of styles over the years, but this simple look is a sure winner.
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Just a few months later, in September 2015, the singer debuted this wavy lob featuring choppy bangs.
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Zendaya
Zendaya is a beauty chameleon, and when it comes to the hair (and brow) game, she's got it on lock.
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This messy bowl cut is way cooler than we could've expected — even in 2016.
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Rita Ora
Rita Ora is constantly evolving, but this bombshell look made her next hairstyle seem all that more surprising.
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A year later, in 2015, Ora was strutting the red carpet at the 87th annual Academy Awards with this platinum pixie.
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Halsey
We barely recognize Halsey with this mermaid-blue hair in 2015.
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With a little teal still peeking through, this short and sleek
transformation is one for the books.
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Emma Watson
After the release of The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2011, we all asked ourselves if we could pull off this pixie.
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But by 2016, Watson's soft curls were back — and so glamorous.
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Natalie Portman
The actress had long curls back in 2004, when she was still a rising star.
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Like Demi Moore and Sigourney Weaver before her, Portman went full buzz cut for her role in V for Vendetta, which let her play with eye makeup in some awesome ways.
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Miley Cyrus
#TBT to when Miley Cyrus played Hannah Montana and was all about a relaxed, bohemian look.
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Coming into her own meant making a Pink-inspired cut her new signature in 2012.
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Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway was basically Andrea from The Devil Wears Prada in 2005, what with that pitch-black color and those piece-y bangs.
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Hathaway's cut for 2012's Les Miserables was as short as you can go, save for a buzz cut. And she owned it.
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Beyoncé
We associate Beyoncé with wind machines and gorgeous waves.
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But, of course, she pulled off this blunt, Alexa Chung-esque cut like the queen she is.
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Ruby Rose
The Australian beauty looked nothing like the character she'd go on to play on Orange Is the New Black back in 2009, but we applaud her for trying out some daring, blunt bangs.
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How freaking cool is Rose with short hair, though?
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Kristen Stewart
Holy texture! The actress was giving us major wave envy when she first landed on the scene.
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Come 2014, Stewart was saying goodbye to Twilight and hello to a new punk aesthetic.
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Lucy Hale
We couldn't imagine the Pretty Little Liars star without her long, ombré locks when we first got hooked on the show.
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But in 2016, she got a choppy lob and lighter highlights — and we were sold.
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Julianne Hough
Before Julianne Hough stole our hearts in Grease: Live, we knew her as that spunky dancer with flowing blond curls in 2011.
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Then, she showed us a whole new cut that was so flattering (and we took as permission to grow out our roots a bit).
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