You Won't Believe How Many Stars Chopped Their Hair Over The Weekend

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There must have been something in the water out there in celebrity-land this past weekend, at least as far as hair switch-ups go. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, we really don’t blame you — after all, there was one particularly shocking event at the Oscars that may have been a little, um, distracting. (You could also describe it as unprecedented, unbelievable, heart-stopping, or an emotional rollercoaster for everyone involved and those watching at home. But maybe that's just us.)
Despite all of that industry drama, we happened to notice a handful of big beauty changes, too, particularly in the hair department. Either stylists were feeling scissors-happy or the stars themselves were feeling adventurous, but it looks like everyone and their costar stepped out with a new look. Some were temporary styles, others were in it for the long haul — but each one of them was worth noting... even if they did get totally overshadowed by slightly more history-making events.
What’s more, this year's Academy Awards red carpet wasn’t the only place we spotted the new ‘dos. We also saw them on the runway, in our Instagram feeds, and even at the Film Independent Spirit Awards — because believe it or not, there was another awards show that went down this weekend. (That one, on the other hand, seems to have gone off without a hitch.)
Whether you want a second look at Janelle Monae’s choppy pixie or just feel like Nina Dobrev’s short, wavy bob could be the haircut of your dreams, click through the slides ahead to check out the 12 must-see hair changes you may have missed this past weekend. Trust us, you don't want to miss 'em.
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When given the choice between going big or going home at last night’s Oscars, Halle Berry clearly chose to max out. The actress’s longtime hairstylist, Castillo, told InStyle that he chopped five inches off Berry’s hair right before the awards show, and used her natural texture as a base for the voluminous “curly, powerful asymmetrical ‘fro.”
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Brow-grazing bangs are a whole new look for Orange Is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, who wore the fringe straight and blunt at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
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Bella Hadid’s bright red streaks at the Versace runway show may not be an omen that clip-in color is about to have a revival, but it did help emphasize the collection’s punky, Hot Topic-goes-high fashion vibes.
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Gigi Hadid got her own set of clip-ins for the show, in a vivid canary yellow that worked surprisingly well with her current shade of bronde.
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Michelle Williams has stuck to her signature pixie for years now, but the look she showed off on the Oscars red carpet seemed more close-cropped than ever. Her bright platinum color and piece-y texture helped keep the style fresh and modern.
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Janelle Monae frequently pulls off masterful hair switch-ups, but her choppy Oscars pixie cut is hands-down one of our favorites.
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Short, sleek hair is Rooney Mara’s red carpet calling card, so this boyishly cropped ‘do is a return to her usual after a brief stint with longer looks.
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We’re willing to bet that most people who saw this shot pop up on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram didn’t even notice her new — albeit temporary — blunt bangs situation.
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Viola Davis may have taken home the award for Best Actress, but her soft, sideswept bangs definitely stole the show.
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Woke up like.. @bleachlondon

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Proof that going pink is never a bad idea: Suki Waterhouse’s shaggy shoulder-length cut looks totally revitalized with the new pastel shade.
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The short, wavy bob Alicia Vikander debuted at the Oscars perfectly bridges the gap between Old Hollywood and of-the-moment vibes.
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✂️ a little shorter, sexier and chićer. How bow dah? 💁🏻@nina #oscars #vanityfair

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After first going for the big chop last month, Nina Dobrev confirmed the widely-held belief that once you make the first snip, it’s hard to stop.
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