From blonde to brunette and pops of pink to long, luscious locks and sleek bobs aplenty, Savoir Flair rounds up the most drastic celebrity hair transformations of 2018. Discover them, below, and say hello to some major #hairspo – just in time for the New Year.
Dua Lipa’s hair is major #goals. Not only did she chop her locks into the year’s hottest cut – the slick bob – but she also flitted between blonde, brunette, green, blue, and back to brunette again. Can you say color chameleon?
Ariana Grande switched her lilac locks for a white-blonde hue earlier this year, before finally returning back to a beautiful, natural brunette. She even posted a pic sans extensions – revealing straight, shoulder-length locks – but returned to her long, sleek mane shortly after. Thank you, next.
Karlie Koss marked the start of a new year with a new hair color, posting a pic on Instagram with the caption “✌️out platinum” as she ditched her bright-white blonde for a darker, more natural blonde hue.
Emily Ratajkowski certainly had some fun with wigs this year, going from long to short and back to long again in the blink of an eye. But it was the new short ‘do that she revealed in November that got our attention. Of course, she has since returned to her longer locks – but it was great while it lasted.
After spending the first half of the year sporting platinum blonde locks, Leighton Meester returned to light brown, just in time for the fall/winter season.
Salma Hayek swapped her glossy brunette locks for one night only, opting for a pastel-pink hue on the Cannes red carpet, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez.
Glass hair was all the rage this year, with Kim Kardashian proving that a sharp, glossy bob is both classic and cool. “The inspiration was 90s swishy glass hair. I wanted to create a really intense shine,” explained celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton. Mission accomplished.
And, of course, Kim Kardashian experimented with a rainbow of colors as well. This year, we saw her try pink, silver, blue, and neon green as she followed in her little sister’s footsteps.
Whether blonde or brunette – she has been both this year – Jourdan Dunn opted for a shorter style for most of 2018, but kept us on our toes by occasionally stepping out with long cornrows or full-on ‘fros.
Kylie Jenner has met her match when it comes to a star who switches up her hair color every other day, but it was Cardi B’s pixie cut at the MTV Video Music Awards that caught our attention. Devoid of extensions and crazy color, she looked chic and classic with her Audrey Hepburn-inspired ‘do.
Speaking of Kylie Jenner, it wouldn’t be a round-up on hair transformations without her making an appearance at least once. Pink, orange, green, and blue – what color will she try next?
We’d gotten so used to seeing Olivia Culpo with short hair that when she stepped out at the Country Music Awards, we did a double take. This was all thanks to hairstylist Carly Walters, who used Laced Hair Extensions to create beautiful, believable length.
Hailey Beiber changed more than just her surname this year. She marked the start of 2018 with a hot-pink hue that she rocked for a few months, but now, she’s officially Mrs. Beiber and back to beach-babe blonde.
“I felt like a little🍊tonight,” announced Rita Ora as she opted for an orange look. And whilst we loved her tangerine tresses, we’re really into her new blonde locks.
It wasn’t just the gleaming Prabal Gurung gown that ensured all eyes were on Ashley Graham at the 2018 Met Gala – it was also her sharp, dramatic haircut.
We never expected Aussie beauty Rose Byrne to deviate from her balayaged brunette color, so we were taken totally by surprise when she unveiled a bright, blonde ‘do.
Whether long and wavy or short and sleek, it’s safe to say that Vanessa Hudgens has been killing it with her hair game this year. Constantly switching between different lengths and styles, she single-handedly provided us with game-changing #hairspo all through 2018.
Another Kardashian jumped on the color bandwagon in 2018 – Khloé Kardashian recently took to Instagram to reveal flashes of pale pink in her new icy-blonde locks, proving that even just a hint of color can make a big impact.
Okay, so it was only temporary – she has since returned to longer locks – but Irina Shayk caused a social media meltdown when she posted snaps of an edgy short style, complete with bangs.
Shay Mitchell slayed this year when it came to her hair transformations. She tried bangs, went short, and went bold and bright. “I want to commit to shorter hair…but I can’t 😂 to chop or not to chop…that IS the question,” she pondered on Instagram. Will she commit to the plunge? We’ll find out next year.