These Celebrities Look SO Different After Dyeing Their Hair

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For most people considering a major hair color change, the “should I or shouldn’t I?” internal struggle is very real. For celebrities, on the other hand, the decision is pretty much a no-brainer.

With the best colorists in the biz at your disposal, an impulsive shift from blonde to red to black and back again is just that much less daunting – so why not take advantage? Whether it’s for a photoshoot, an upcoming role, or just because they want to (which is a totally legit reason to do anything), celeb color switch-ups are par for the course.

Take, for example, Jennifer Lawrence, who’s gone from brown to platinum and hit every shade in between. Or Lucy Hale, the undisputed queen of the hair-color rainbow – she makes it look easy. And while we may not be able to steal, say, Dakota Johnson’s colorist’s digits, their looks provide plenty of inspiration for our trips to the salon, too. What’s more, their transformations also provide a kind of visual index that shows what a huge difference a little dye can make. Click through for proof.
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Jennifer Lawrence
The actress gets the beach babe treatment with slightly grown-out roots that give her bright blonde color a low-maintenance look.
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A deeper brunette creates more depth and drama while cranking up the contrast against her sea blue eyes.
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Zoë Kravitz
With rich brown hair and a moody berry lip, Zoë Kravitz looks vampy and mysterious.
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Add some peroxide and subtract the bold lip color, and Zoe gets an edgy, modern transformation.
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Lucy Hale
Goddess of hair makeovers Lucy Hale can pull off anything, and this summery, butter blonde ombrè is a surefire winner.
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In a natural-looking brunette, Lucy is perfectly fall-ready, too.
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Emma Stone
Emma Stone may not be a natural redhead, but she could’ve fooled us with the fiery, gold-glinted auburn she’s made her signature.
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Of course, Emma's equally believable as a flattering medium blonde.
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Lily Collins
We’re so used to seeing Lily Collins with Snow White-worthy raven tresses that emphasize her fair skin and power brows.
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This bright copper is a completely different look for her: She’s almost unrecognizable.
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Dakota Johnson
This light, heavily-highlighted blonde pulls focus to her brows and moody blue eyes.
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A soft milk chocolate makes Dakota's hair look naturally lush and healthy.
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Beyoncé
A bouncy caramel blonde pony let's Beyoncé’s radiant skin sing the lead– the bright gold practically acts as a backlight.
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This toned-down bronze goes to show what a difference a minor (but gorgeous) tweak can make.
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Emma Watson
Subtle face-framing highlights give Emma Watson’s warm brown plenty of dimension.
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This nuanced auburn makes Emma’s complexion look warmer and rosier.
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Elizabeth Olsen
A cool-toned blonde is bright and youthful on Elizabeth Olsen.
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This cinnamon brown is a totally different look – and it also happens to make her hair look insanely shiny.
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Rihanna
RiRi looks especially glamorous with dark, almost raven-black hair.
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Marsala might be a less natural-looking choice, but the contrasting shade is crazy flattering to her hazel eyes.
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Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is the consummate natural beauty with a glossy cool brown bob.
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Full-on moonlit platinum, on the other hand, is a seriously bold look.
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Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj doesn’t shy away from frequent hair switch-ups, but this shiny slate is her go-to.
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This pale, yellow-tinged pink is pretty much the color of cotton candy – and Nicki makes it look good.
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Emily Blunt
A super pale beige-blonde looks soft and naturally pretty on Emily Blunt.
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This darker shade flecked with reddish ribbons adds more drama.
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Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner’s born-with-it inky black is always flattering.
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This on-trend bleached-out look is a departure from her usual, but it really works well with her pinky skin tone.
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Ashley Benson
This baby blonde with blended roots brightens up Ashley Benson’s entire look.
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She went for a deeper brown and Ashley looks a lot more grown-up – in a good way.
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