The Best Celebrity Hair Transformations Of 2022 So Far

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Who doesn’t love a good hair transformation? Even celebrities known for a certain style can’t resist a colour change or cut every now and then.

Whether it’s as dramatic as JLo’s pink hair or as subtle as some face-framing layers, celebrity hair changes can also provide some powerful inspiration for our own hair. A reference pic is always useful, after all.

So whether you’re looking to go from blonde to brunette or try out a curtain fringe, we’ve got our eye out for the best celebrity hair changes of 2022.

Inspiration incoming…

Jodie Comer

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What do you get when you place celebrity hairstylist Sam McKnight and Jodie Comer in a kitchen together? Potentially the coolest bob cut we’ve seen all year. Combining textured layers with curtain bangs, we suspect those ‘save’ buttons have been getting a workout since Sam shared the snap to Instagram. 

Zoë Foster Blake

@zotheysay

Forget expensive brunette, Zoë Foster Blake just debuted a new ‘sparkling brunette’ shade and the caramel blend officially has our hearts. It reminds us of the many Jennifer Aniston hair shots we’ve been hoarding in our ‘saved’ folder. To the salon!

Sam Frost

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The ex-Bachelorette is no longer a blonde! Sam swapped her signature shade for a deep chocolate brunette, debuting the look at the soon-to-be Mrs Sarah Amey’s hens party (also ex-Bachelor alumni). Honestly, we can’t decide which we like better.

Jennifer Lopez

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If you’ve been monitoring JLo’s Instagram account as closely as we have, you might’ve noticed that she’s slowly but surely been inching away from her life as a blonde. As of her latest post, it seems as though she’s finally landed at Destination Brunette and it’s the darkest we’ve seen her hair in years.

Amanda Seyfried

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For anyone else, a trim as subtle as the above might go unnoticed. However, when your golden, waist-grazing mane is as iconic as Amanda Seyfriend’s, any change is considered a transformation.

Julia Roberts

As per her latest role playing Martha Mitchell in the new television series Gaslit, Julia Roberts has been rocking some pretty impressive ‘70s bouffant-styled wigs. Though the look hasn’t got us running to the shops to purchase a voluminous curled wig, nor do we think it’s a hairstyle that will take off in 2022, we do think Julia is seriously pulling it off. 

Kris Jenner

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Kris Jenner has been rocking the same iconic pixie cut for years. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? But we love it when the momager plays around with wigs and extensions, and this latest bob look is nothing short of stunning. Make it permanent Kris!

Halle Berry

After years of experimenting with longer styles, it’s been a minute since we’ve seen Halle Berry sporting her signature ’90s crop cut. This week however, the actress treated us to a trip down memory lane as she walked the red carpet of the 2022 Critics Choice Awards sporting a brand new blonde highlighted pixie cut.

Serena Williams 

We’re three months into 2022 and Serena has already blessed us with two entirely different but equally as stunning hair looks. This time around she’s subbed out the blonde blunt cut for a chocolate curly lob. We know we’ve said it before, but this one’s our favourite.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union’s chin-grazing cut has further cemented the bob style as the chicest, most versatile cut of the season. As an alternative to the traditional middle part, the actress has paired her sleek chop with a combed over side part.

January Jones

Do you know many people who can (successfully) rock the same haircut in their 40s as they had when they were in primary school? Nope, us either. But January Jones is the exception to just about every rule and her latest playground-inspired bowl haircut confirms it.

Emma Stone

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She surprised us on the Cruella red carpet last year with a cascade of mermaid waves. But now, Emma Stone is back to her lob-like length and sporting some fluffier brows while she’s at it.

Serena Williams

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The Internet wasn’t done fangirling over Serena’s honeycomb ringlets when she went and debuted yet another radical hair change during the Balmain Fall 2022 show at Paris Fashion Week. Her latest look? An incredibly chic blonde, blunt bob, a move that has only further cemented her reputation as the celeb who can pull off any hairstyle. We can’t wait to see what’s next….

Jessica Biel

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Has Jessica Biel been hiding her curly hair from us this entire time? The actress is traditionally known for her polished beach waves but debuted an entirely new texture via Instagram recently. “That’s why her hair is so big… it’s full of secrets,” she captioned the post. We’re a little sceptical given her job status (Hollywood has fooled us before) but they do look very realistic. Fellow actress Melanie Lynskey commented on the post, “you better not have been wearing your stunt wig without me”, so your guess is as good as ours.

Snezana Wood

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As she prepares for baby number four with partner Sam Wood, Snezana has traded in her long, flowing mane for a shoulder-grazing lob. Since we met her on The Bachelor, the brunette has always favoured length, but we’ve got to say, the shorter cut suits her. The transformation was in partnership with Schwarzkopf, and we’re very tempted to follow suit…

Nicole Scherzinger

@nicolescherzinger

Don’t cha wish your hair looked this good all chopped off? What Nicole has sacrificed in length, she has gained in body and movement. We predict her textured bob is going to handle those Pussycat Doll hair flicks just fine.

Katie Holmes

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What a difference a few simple changes to your cut, colour and style can make. Stepping out at NYFW, Katie Holmes appeared to have taken a sophisticated side-step from her chestnut, wavy lob, in favour of a longer, sleeker and darker style.

Kelly Rowland

@kellyrowland

If you’re familiar with Kelly’s vocal range, then you’ll know of its robust dimension and dynamic layering. And now, her shaggy, textured pixie cut is following suit. 

Laura Harrier

@lauraharrier

Who said all bob hairstyles had to be sharp and blunt? Laura’s wavy chop has all the movement and softness you would expect to see from long, flowing locks. 

Kate Hudson

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And just like that, we’ve been transported straight back to 2001. We’re hearing you say Kate Hudson but all we see is Penny Lane. 

Jennifer Aniston

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Blink and you’ll miss it! A sidestep from her signature look, Jen is testing out a tousled beach wave and brow-kissing side fringe as she shoots Murder Mystery 2 alongside Adam Sandler.

Jodie Comer

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You don’t have to take away loads of length to create a lively new style. Case and point? This textured lob crafted by Sam McKnight for actress Jodie Comer.

Claire Foy

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Claire Foy is bringing back balayage. The actress debuted an edgier, textured style at Paris Fashion Week in January, and we are in love.

Karlie Kloss

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The model said it better than we ever could: “After a decade of being a blonde, I finally crossed over to the dark side.” Never say never.

Brooke Blurton

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If there was ever a time to hit the salon, it’s straight after a break-up. Brooke Blurton’s rich and shiny new brunette is kicking off her newfound singledom spectacularly.

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathway launched the biggest celebrity hair changes of 2022 with a cut that sent the Internet into a tizzy. Sporting a fringe reminiscent of her role as Andy in The Devil Wears Prada, fans were quick to point out the likeness to her character’s transformation.

Have you embraced a hair change this year? What style have you always wanted to try?

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