So here’s the tea: 2019 has been a damn good year—for celebrity hair. Hollywood heads that have always been draped in long extensions are finally going the way of sleek bobs; folks are letting their natural curls flow freely; and colorists are doing really interesting, bold things with their clients’ manes. We are more inspired by the chic celebrity hair transformations we’ve seen halfway through 2019 than we have in the past several years combined. So we rounded up some of the best ones.
Below, find our curated list of the best new celebrity haircuts and dye jobs. May these before and after shots serve as inspo for your next in-salon move. Oh, and be sure to bookmark this page because we’ll be updating the list in real time as soon as we catch wind of a new celebrity hair look. But in the meantime, here are our faves.
Um, hello chicness. Yesterday, January Jones debuted this sleek summery bob by her hairstylist, Bridget Brager, who captioned her Instagram post of the cut with “Welp, we finally did it! … @januaryjones has sent me #bluntbob hair inspiration pics for months!! We’ve been waiting for her (old) bangs to grow long enough to give that perfect blunt bob, middle part look. Patience.”
Forever a hair chameleon, Kiersey Clemons can pull off anything. We are living for her newest look: a super-short blonde crop, which she just debuted on her Instagram with the tennis ball emoji. Accurate!
We are loving how natural-hair icon Logan Browning, star of Netflix’s freaky new thriller The Perfection, is growing out her curls. Check out how much progress she’s made since January of this year. (Click to watch a Vogue video of how the actress masters her signature bouncy curl pop.)
We’ve never seen Games of Thrones star Sophie Turner with bangs before, but now that we have, we don’t even remember what she looked like without them. Her hairstylist, Christian Wood, really nailed this one.
Undercuts are a subtle way to switch up your hair look. Halle Berry is proof: In May, the 52-year-old icon arrived at the screening of her new film, John Wick, wearing a messy topknot and creative, wavy new undercut by her genius stylist, Ohre Kilpatrick.
Kendall Jenner has been known to play with faux bangs, and we are fans of it every time. (They add a certain vintage, East Coast vibe to her Cali-girl look.) She wore this sleek pony with short, blunt fringe to E!’s upfront event in NYC this May.
Teen music wunderkind Billie Eilish has been rocking different shades of blue since she rose to fame in 2017, but we’re really digging the new dark gray.
Since earlier this year, Priyanka Chopra has darkened the ombré color she’d been sporting and added some extensions.
Whomst is this chic redhead? Modern Family star Ariel Winter or Ariel from The Little Mermaid? We stan this drastic hair color transformation, which happened in early May. The coppery hue (achieved by Tabitha Dueñas at Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles) really brightens up the 21-year-old’s overall look.
Model Irene Kim is known for sporting bold hair colors (maroon was her shade of choice for most of this year), but the jet black is a surprising, dare we say elegant, departure. And in that tight, low pony with a middle part? So polished.
Model/actress Hari Nef’s hair was dark brunette for the longest time, until she went full Brigitte Bardot with a creamy blonde color in 2017. This year, she’s exploring more of the color wheel. This auburn hue matched with the long, wavy style and bangs is so ’70s groovy. Want more celebrity beauty transformations? Don’t miss our favorite celebrity makeup looks of late.