These Bachelor In Paradise Hair Transformations Are Epic

If The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are senior prom, then Bachelor in Paradise is the chilled-out after-party where people kick off their shoes and throw back beers. The whole premise of the latter is to give eliminated contestants a second chance at love by sending them to Mexico for two weeks with other single ex-contestants.

Over the last few seasons, all of which I've dutifully followed, I've noticed that contestants often switch up their looks — particularly their hair — before heading to Paradise. The change-up is either a calculated move to shed their past persona or an ode to their new beach backdrop, but it is obvious nonetheless.

In honor of the new season of Paradise, we've rounded up a list of our favorite transformations so far. Check 'em out, ahead.

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Carly Waddell

During Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor, the Texas native had sandy blond hair that was teased to the heavens.
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Carly Waddell In Paradise

Waddell's balayage look during her second season of Bachelor in Paradise won over our hearts, and also now-husband Evan Bass's.
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Alex Woytkiw

A former Marine, Woytkiw's hair was one-length and simple during his stint on Jojo's season of The Bachelorette.
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Alex Woytkiw In Paradise

In Mexico, however, he showed up with a side-fade cut and what appears to be babylights. No confirmation on the color, but regardless, we dig it.
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Lace Morris

Morris had shoulder-length, dark auburn hair when she first appeared on Ben Higgin's season of The Bachelor.
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Lace Morris In Paradise

If hot dogs are the official food of baseball games, bayalage is the official hair color of Bachelor in Paradise. Morris looks great with the new dye-job, along with hair extensions that really suit her face shape.
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Kristina Schulman

When she appeared on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, Schulman's hair was a deep brown that she often wore down and parted slightly to the side.
Kristina Schulman In Paradise

This is, in my opinion, the most impactful hair transformation I've seen in Paradise. Schulman's lightened hair color flatters her skin tone — and the middle part is very beach-appropriate.
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Robby Hayes

Hayes wore a shorter, brushed-back coif on Jojo's season of The Bachelorette.
Photo: Paul Hebert/ABC.
Robby Hayes In Paradise

Introducing: the Robby Swoop, a longer and more structured version of his original 'do. I'm honestly just impressed that his hair stays perched like this all day long — Hayes, tell us your secrets!
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Taylor Nolan

On Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, Nolan often wore her hair blown-out with subtle curls, and parted to the side.
Photo: Paul Hebert/ABC.
Taylor Nolan In Paradise

We love the effortless, natural vibe we're getting from Nolan on Paradise — it's happy and carefree, and the center part really suits her.
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