You Have To See These Bachelor To Bachelorette Beauty Transformations

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You might think that life as the Bachelor is one big, ego-stroking fantasy...and, well, you might be right. Not only does the lucky guy get to hole up in a mansion to find his ~one true love~ while making out with 20 people along the way, he also gets national exposure, which lends itself to some lucrative business opportunities. Not bad, right?
But the best perks, in our minds, are reserved for the Bachelorettes, who often get chosen to continue their quest for "prince charming" after experiencing unceremonious (and televised) heartbreak on The Bachelor. Not only do they get their choice of at least two dozen potential partners, they're also given their own hairstylist, makeup artist, and stylist this time around, and a chance to right their beauty wrongs from previous seasons. Because nothing will perfect your contour better than seeing it under harsh lighting on national TV.
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While we're still waiting with bated breath for Rachel Lindsay's rose photos (we have a feeling she'll go bold with a red lip — she does it so well), scroll on to see how the other women transformed between their stints on The Bachelor to The Bachelorette. Brace yourself for a whole lot of self-tanner.
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Meredith Phillips

Want to be instantly typecast as the sweet, innocent one? Go with a hair flip and fresh, rosy makeup, like Meredith did back in 2004.
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But we loved her choppy, chin-length bob even more. The sophisticated cut said "I'm ready to get serious."
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DeAnna Pappas

In 2008, her lip gloss was poppin' and her blowout was smooth and shiny.
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But when she was running the show, she opted for textured waves, a touch of blush, and a nude lip. Damn, DeAnna.
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Jillian Harris

Her 2009 side ponytail featured big, romantic curls — and a helluva lot of hairspray.
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But she went more casual for her Bachelorette season promo, adding a pretty coral lip.
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Ali Fedotowsky

A low ponytail with a few loose pieces let her show off those dazzling, Smile Sciences-sponsored teeth.
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Ali gave off prom vibes as she began her journey to love, thanks to a sleek French twist, and well, everything else going on in this photo.
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Ashley Herbert

Caramel highlights, a layered cut, and a gray smoky eye all serve as proof that in 2011, Ashley was a beauty girl through and through.
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Hello, bangs! We have to commend her for making a big change right before her season. And it looks good.
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Emily Maynard

Her platinum blond coif was almost as bright as her pearly whites back in 2012.
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She went with a warmer tone (and considerably less self-tanner) for her solo stint.
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Desiree Hartsock

Bangs and highlighted eyes were the name of her 2013 beauty game.
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By the time The Bachelorette rolled around, she had gone full-on old Hollywood glam with long, glossy S-waves.
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Andi Dorfman

Dorfman's 2013 ombré was on point.
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And her one-tone brunette color was equally striking.
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Kaitlyn Bristowe

Want curls like Bristowe's in 2015? She swears by the Bombay Hair 5-in-1 Curling Wand.
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For her Bachelorette duties, she chose a sleeker style.
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JoJo Fletcher

Texans know a thing or two about good, voluminous hair, and JoJo, seen here in 2015, is no exception.
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The girl can commit to a color theme.
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Rachel Lindsay

"Still feel like I'm dreaming," said Lindsay, who's The Bachelorette's first Black contestant (about damn time!), of her upcoming search for love. And as we wait for the promo photo, we'll be dreaming up all of the breathtaking looks this beauty will likely show us on her season.
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