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9 Times Celebrities Cut Their Hair & We All Freaked Out

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    This story was originally published on Nov. 7, 2015.

    It's no secret that the world is obsessed with celebrity hair, from the latest cuts to the hottest colors. But no matter how many stars get lobs or pixies, most of them could never compete with the most iconic transformations of our time. We're talking about the ones that inspired trends that would last for decades, make careers, and break our hearts. If you're thinking Twiggy's crop or Jared Leto's man bun, you're right.

    So, can you guess which model started the bob craze? Or which star got kicked off a popular TV show for a haircut? Ahead, we've put together the most talked-about chops in recent pop-culture history. Sit back, relax, and get ready to reminisce about nine cuts that changed the beauty world overnight.


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    Twiggy
    The model has made no secret of the fact that her 1966 haircut made her career, taking her from a pretty model to an instantly recognizable superstar.

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    Shannen Doherty
    Let’s call it Hairgate: Did Doherty's 1994 haircut get her booted from playing Brenda Walsh in 90210? Or did she lose her job thanks to Tori Spelling running to her father with all the drama Doherty was starting? The world may never know, but Doherty ended up sporting a rad short crop.

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    Jennifer Aniston
    Which came first: the haircut or the blockbuster career? In Aniston's case, the two were neck and neck. She was already America’s sweetheart in 1994, but "The Rachel" was the haircut that launched a thousand imitators. Years later, Aniston called it “the ugliest haircut I've ever seen.”

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    Keri Russell
    What started as a prank Russell played on Felicity co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams ended in a summer '99 chop that few of us can forget. Between the first and second seasons of filming the hit show, the star chopped her cascading locks into a short, curly pixie cut. She called it liberating, but ratings dropped, which spurred press conferences, articles, and a slight bit of hair hysteria.

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    Meg Ryan
    Choppy, short, and perfectly representative of the beauty world moving into the 21st century, Ryan’s textured cut shifted the direction of hairstyle trends. It also launched the career of Sally Hershberger, who would later become one of the most influential hairstylists in the industry. “Somehow, the haircut I did on her became so iconic,” Hershberger told Yahoo! Beauty. “That was my thing: I would take short hair and make it look cool.”