Celebrities Who Look Totally Different Without Their Signature Style

October 16, 2017

Celebrities like Rachel McAdams and Rihanna have gotten as big a reputation for changing up their looks as they have for their actual talent. Rachel has been a total color chameleon, rocking blonde, brunette, and red hair, and looking gorgeous always. We've gawked at Rihanna in an endless variation of hair cuts, colors, and fashion choices. At this point, what hasn't she rocked?

However, while some celebrities like to change things up, others have a signature style that has become a part of them. Looking at Ruby Rose with long hair is a strange, bizarre concept that feels wrong. Continue scrolling for a few more celebrities before they nailed the signature style that they're now famous for!

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Zach Galifianakis: Before

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I'm sorry, who is that?! There is absolutely no way that's Zach Galifianakis! Alas, it is him from a while ago...with no facial hair whatsoever. I'm as shook as you are, honestly.

Zach Galifianakis: Now 

Her | Her

Signature: Full beard

There's the Zach we know and love! So proud of him for losing the weight he was so determined to lose, but whatever you do Zach, please don't ever lose the facial hair. You look so good with it!

Ariana Grande: Before

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Before Ariana dove into pop superstardom, she was Cat Valentine on both Victorious and Sam & Cat. Both of those required her to have bright red hair. Opting not to use a wig, she dyed her real hair. She had to straighten it most of the time, too. Below is a rare photo of Cat with curls.

I'm pretty sure we can all agree that this is truly her signature look.

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Signature: High ponytail

Because of all that heat damage, bleaching, and toning, her hair was totally fried once the show ended and thus, the high ponytail was born! She does wear her hair down sometimes, but the high ponytail has become her default signature style.

Ariana Grande: Now

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But then Ari just had to go and shake us to the core.

Our girl chopped off her beautiful long hair and made quite the statement. She's yet to go deep into why she made the big chop, but we can't wait for her to spill the tea.

Regardless, she's a stunna.

I still can't get over how big of a change this one is!

I totally get it though.

Girl has gone through a lot and I'm totally here for a big change to help her through it all.

Kendall Jenner: Now

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Signature Look: Center Part

I scrolled deep into photos of Instagram past to get a feel for the different looks Kendall's played with over the years.

While she sometimes plays with a side part, it's pretty obvious that the center part is her go-to look.

Kendall Jenner: 2017

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So, obviously, we were thrown for a loop back in 2017 when she tried out bangs. Definitely not a lewk we were used to.

She could rock a brown paper bag and look gorgeous, though.

Kylie Jenner: Before

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I know, right? Unrecognizable! Kylie had to grow up in the limelight under the watchful eye of millions of people, so of course we're going to notice every small detail that changes. She still used to wear pink lip glosses back then, but now her perfect pout has become synonymous with her and her brand.

Kylie Jenner: Now 

Instagram | @kyliejenner

Signature: Full, flawless lips

We're not even focusing on the fullness here. I mean, we are (because her lips are perfect) but she has since capitalized on her love for makeup and created an amazing line of cosmetics. Now, she is never seen without one of her own luxe lip colors on, whether that be a nude or a bright blue.

She always looks so gorgeous!

Ruby Rose: Before

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Wait, who is that?! Ruby Rose with long hair is one of those situations that I know happened, but I tend to black out because the idea is so foreign to me. Of course she still looks gorgeous, but I don't think any of us will ever adjust to seeing her like this.

Ruby Rose: Now

Instagram | @rubyrose

Signature: Cropped cut

Now, Ruby Rose has chopped her hair off, and is one of the biggest, modern androgynous rockstars of our generation. On top of being an actress, a model, and a DJ, she has also become a sort of gender-neutral icon, known for her cropped cut and for being drop-dead gorgeous.

Kristen Stewart: Before

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For some strange reason, I forget about the _Twilight-_era K. Stew. She looked great with long hair, and I'd certainly be in support of her growing her hair out again if she chose to do so, but I happen to favor the short hair. What do you think?

Kristen Stewart: Now 

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Signature: Short hair and an androgynous wardrobe

I cut my hair off like she did. Now when I look at old photos when I had long hair, I freak out. Kristen finished the Twilight franchise and slowly but surely started to blossom into who she is now, which is a super cool, street-style chick who can rock anything and make it look amazing.

Zooey Deschanel: Before


Did you have any idea that Zoeey Deschanel played that blonde girl in the movie Elf? Because I had no idea until I was researching for this article. She looks even more like Katy Perry with blonde hair, IMO. Needless to say, Zooey being blonde is a foreign concept for most of us.

Zooey Deschanel: Now 

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Signature: Dark hair with blunt bangs

Ah, this just feels right, doesn't it? We've gotten to know and love her for her dark hair, especially on the set of our fave show New Girl. Although she can rock blonde hair like a pro if she ever decides to reprise her role as a blonde irl, she dazzles with her signature dark brown tresses.

Kim Kardashian: Before

Instagram | @kimkardashian

We all know that Kim K likes to play around with different hair styles and colors, and this baby pink pastel look was certainly a show-stopper.

Kim Kardashian: Now

Instagram | @kimkardashian

Signature Look: Dark Hair

But, I think we can all agree that her long, dark looks are certainly the signature style we've come to know and love.

Blake Lively: 2017

Instagram | @blakelively

Back in 2017, Blake Lively shocked us with this short, dark look that is the total opposite of Serena Van de Woodsen.

But the dark look with the bright red lip is seriously classic.

Blake Lively: Now

Instagram | @blakelively

Blake is definitely known for her long blonde tresses and doesn't often deviate from her signature look.

But, it's always fun to get a sneak peek at new styles when she's sharing BTS shots from her new roles.

Amber Rose: Early 2018

Instagram | @amberrose

Amber Rose is definitely known for pushing the envelope when it comes to showcasing her style.

But, I definitely did not recognize her with this long, blonde look.

Amber Rose: Now

Instagram | @amberrose

Signature Look: Short Blonde Hair

I think we're all used to her signature style: a short blonde buzzcut. She looks amazing no matter what look she's after.

Gwen Stafani: Before

Instagram | @gwenstefani

Signature Look: Red Lips

Whether it was as the frontwoman of No Doubt, or mentoring new talent on The Voice, Gwen's always rocking the red lip look.

Gwen Stefani: Now

Instagram | @gwenstefani

Lately, she's been rocking a nude look, and it's so much a part of her signature style, I can hardly recognize her!

I'm totally digging it though, I just hope she doesn't get rid of the red-lip look completely.

Khloe Kardashian: Then

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Khloe went from the sassy Kardashian sister to the SIREN sister real quick! Before mega stardom, Khloe was a cute brunette with girl next door charm.

Khloe Kardashian: Now

Now Khloe is known for her rockin' revenge body, flowing blonde hair and edgy style.

Bella Hadid: Before

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Before Bella was an international top model and ride-or-die girlfriend to The Weeknd, Bella was hitting the red carpet with mom Yolanda Foster back in 2013.

Bella Hadid: Now

Bella Hadid has totally blossomed into a beautiful and successful young woman. We're super excited to see what this bombshell has in store for us!