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9 Dramatic Celebrity Hair Transformations That Are Guaranteed To Make Your Jaw Drop

Sometimes, you just need to switch up your look. Maybe you're bored of your current style, or maybe you're trying to change who you are and want to take a stab at being more edgy or something. However, us every day commoners aren't the only ones who want to switch things up every once in awhile.

This article goes to show that celebrities are just like us — they want to reinvent themselves too, except they probably have a lot more moolah and style help to be able to do it more often.

1. Emilia Clarke

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On Game of Thrones, Daenerys' hair is long, lustrous, and platinum blonde.

In real life, Emilia's hair is naturally brown. A stark (no pun intended) contrast from her television character.

Emilia must have loved her blonde wig so much, she actually ended up bleaching her hair.

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We all saw how well it suited her for her role as Daenerys and she really pulls it off!

Then, she really went for a dramatic look.

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She chopped all her hair off and she made herself look like a completely different person.

It's wild what a major hair cut can do to change our appearance!

2. Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is known for her mile-long pulled back high ponytail that she's been sporting since her music debut back in 2012.

Back at the end of 2018, the pop singer flaunted what appears to be a rare selfie of her without extensions in.

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Here, her hair is seemingly slightly parted to the side and at medium length.

Arguably, the most dramatic look we've seen from Ari is from her cover shoot for British Vogue.

British Vogue

The cover features her wearing her long beachy blonde hair completely down.

She also wore minimal makeup, which is almost uncanny, since her quintessential look includes a dramatic cat eye across the eye.

3. Maisie Williams

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We all know Maisie Williams as the fierce Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.

On the show, she sports simple brown locks, which is most likely her natural hair color.

Now, she's channeling her spunky fiery character into her hairstyles.

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Late last year, we saw her transformation quickly go from beach blonde to this fun pastel pink.

She clearly pulls off fun-colored hair so well.

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She kicked her pastel locks up a notch, opting for a pretty lilac purple.

I wonder what color she'll try next?

4. Beyoncé

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You didn't think we'd leave Queen Bey out of this list, did you?

Over the years, Beyoncé's quintessential look has been long, curly, blonde hair.

Now, she's been spotted with long, sleek, dark brown hair with caramel balayage.

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She doesn't even look like the same person!

Beyoncé can truly rock any look and still look fire. A true QUEEN.

5. Kylie Jenner

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Kylie is no stranger to switching up her hair color.

But recently, she's stuck to a simple dark chocolate brown.

She finally broke that streak when she posted a photo of her in a bubblegum pink wig.

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Sometimes, you just have to match your hair to your purse, y'know?

6. Zendaya

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Zendaya is another celebrity who has fun switching up her hairstyles.

She can rock it natural, corn rowed, colorful, straight — you name it.

And of course, leave it to Zendaya to flawlessly rock vintage finger waves in her latest shoot for Vogue.

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She can truly pull off any look and style. It's not fair.

7. Charlize Theron

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I feel like we've always seen Charlize with a short blonde bob, and this is really part of her iconic celebrity look.

How can I become Charlize Theron? Ugh.

In the new year, the actress decided to take a big trip to the dark side.

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She debuted her new 'do in an Instagram post before she hit the Oscars red carpet.

8. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga is known for her quirky, fun, and exaggerated fashion style, which includes her hair.

But one look that's stayed constant for the pop star is her platinum blonde hair.

However, she was taken back to her pre-Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta for her role in 'A Star Is Born.'


Gaga's hair returned to a light brown for her role as aspiring star Ally.

This definitely was a bold look for the bold star!

9. Kim Kardashian West

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Kim has experimented with many hairstyles throughout her career.

While her hair is naturally very dark brown, she decided to take the plunge and bleach it blonde back in 2015.

In recent years, she's kept it dark, bouncing bag and forth between blonde and brown-black wigs or extensions.

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But recently, she took a big chop to her locks.

Her bob is definitely a mood for summer.

This isn't the first time we've seen Kim with a short bob, however.

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She posted a photo of herself in grade 8 on her Instagram, sporting a similar look with a fun floral touch.

She also rocked a short blunt bob at the end of April of this year, although there's no telling if this is a wig or not.

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Maybe she wanted to see what she would look like with short hair?

She definitely pulls it off! But, honestly, what doesn't she pull off?