Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the year's biggest celeb hair transformations, starting with this switch-up… After years of long locks, Rihanna revealed a fresh new short pixie-cut hairstyle as she arrived for dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on May 5.
Now keep reading for more big celebrity hair changes of the year so far…
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Paris Hilton cut her long blonde locks into a shoulder-length bob in early 2021. She showed off her new look during a night out in Los Angeles on April 21. The following day, she said on the April 22 episode of her "This Is Paris" podcast that her fresh cut is inspired by journalist Katie Couric's signature 'do. "I love it — I think it looks so chic. It's beautiful, and I told her I was going to copy her hairdo," she revealed.
Halle Berry debuted a new look — a blunt bob and bangs — at the 2021 Oscars on April 25. She took to her Instagram Story to share a snap of hair clippings, indicating her fresh cut was the real deal and not a wig — as many fans speculated (and hoped). On April 30, she revealed her divisive new 'do was, in fact, a wig: "Oscar bob…just kidding," she captioned a photo of herself with shoulder-length locks.
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Natural brunette Selena Gomez debuted a fresh blonde 'do on April 23. "New look. Need to pick new Rare Beauty lip and blush shades now 💓," the singer-actress, who launched her Rare Beauty makeup brand in 2020, captioned this selfie she posted on her own Instagram Stories as well as her Rare Beauty Instagram account.
On April 8, Hilary Duff revealed on Instagram that she went back to blonde (and got major extensions!) after dying her hair a bold blue shade in February. "Have you noticed that I'm blonde…. and Rapunzeled???" she captioned this selfie. She then profusely thanked her hairstylist, writing, "@nikkilee901 you are hair fairy goddess and I thank you for going down all my hair-ventures with me. Especially for all the tender loving care you treat my hair with when you have to undo what I make you do. She loves me…. she really really loves me. Thanks for making this lady feel half summer ready…. Now what can you do for a post baby bod???" (Hilary just welcomed her third child in late March.)
On April 12, Lucy Hale took to Instagram to reveal she shortened her shoulder-length locks and then dyed her tresses platinum blonde after rocking a golden shade earlier this year. She captioned this selfie with lemon, honey and scissor emojis and tagged her colorist and stylist.
On April 6 — after teasing fans with pink Instagram filters and wigs for months — model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen took to her Instagram Story to reveal she'd had her hair bleached and dyed for real as she debuted pretty new pale pink locks.
Actress Zooey Deschanel showed her followers what she looks like without the trademark bangs she's sported for years, captioning this March 26 Instagram selfie, "For all the doubters…" and adding the message, "Proof I have a forehead." Ha!
On March 22, "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Leah McSweeney — who's usually blonde — posted this selfie on her Instagram Story revealing her new red hair color. The Married to the Mob designer also asked followers what she should call the shade. "Pandemic red?" she mused, adding, "Possibly not appropriate."
In late March, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star Chloe Bennet dyed her hair auburn for her role as Blossom in the upcoming live-action reboot of the iconic cartoon "The Powerpuff Girls." She took to Instagram on March 23 to show off the results, captioning a video of herself, "A female, asian, red headed, superhero (again). … Go ahead and normalize being anything you want hunnyyy."
On March 17, Billie Eilish debuted her new platinum blonde locks on Instagram. "Pinch me," she captioned this shot of herself, referencing the fact that she'd shed her iconic black-and-green look just in time for Saint Patrick's Day when people typically wear green. Her hairstylist later revealed that it took six weeks for them to achieve the chart-topper's new look, and Billie admitted she'd been secretly wearing a wig for "like 2 months."
Machine Gun Kelly started 2021 with bleached blonde locks, but he dyed his hair a turquoise shade sometime in mid-March. He debuted his new look during a dinner date with Megan Fox in Los Angeles on March 18.
On March 17, model Barbara Palvin took to Instagram to share this selfie with boyfriend Dylan Sprouse. In the process, she revealed that the former child star had bleached his hair.
Grace VanderWaal made waves in late 2020 when she suddenly shaved her head. In early 2021, after her hair grew out a bit, she dyed it blue. "Hey," the "America's Got Talent" alum captioned a slideshow of mirror selfies debuting her new look on March 15.
On March 13, Addison Rae rocked her natural brunette locks in a topknot on the orange carpet at the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. (Take a look here.) Four days later, she took to Instagram to share a selfie showing off her newly blonde mane.
Gigi Hadid, who typically rocks blonde locks, dyed her hair auburn in early 2021. Her hairstylist, Panos Papandrianos, showed off his creation on Instagram on March 5. "Ginger for Gigi," he captioned a slideshow of photos and videos debuting the model's new look, adding in a hashtag that they were "playing with colors."
Carrie Ann Inaba took to Instagram on March 6 to show off the new blonde highlights in her naturally brunette locks. "I like highlights. What can I say," she captioned this selfie.
Olivia Rodrigo got bangs! The "Drivers License" chart-topper took to Instagram on March 3 to show off her new 'do. "Not the bayang," she captioned this mirror selfie.
On Feb. 19, Hilary Duff revealed on Instagram that she dyed her hair blue after wrapping the seventh and final season of "Younger," which films in New York City. "The minute I got home from New York, I needed a change," she captioned a slideshow of photos of her "crazy change," including this selfie. The pregnant actress went on to say that the dye job wasn't meant to serve as an indication she's expecting a son: "I swear this doesn't mean I'm having a boy… my mom thought I was trying to tell everyone something! We still don't know who's occupying my apartment – but it's getting the eviction notice soon-ish," she joked.
Scott Disick spent the first few months of 2021 trying out different hair colors. First, in mid-February, he bleached his hair. (See that look here.) A few days later, he dyed his hair pink. He showed off his latest look in this shot of himself on a private jet, which he posted on Instagram on March 1.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York's 14th congressional district, debuted her new lob in an hourlong March 11 Instagram video breaking down the United States' new COVID relief bill. After fans started calling out her fresh cut, AOC — who started the year with significantly longer locks — reportedly joked, "Oh, you guys like my haircut — you guys are talking about it. Let's not start a national crisis about it!"
In February, Sarah Hyland dyed her naturally brunette locks a pretty auburn shade. "Getting back to my Scottish/Irish roots. Also, I'm bored and watched all of 'Outlander' for a second time," the "Modern Family" alum captioned this selfie debuting her new look on Instagram on Feb. 24.
Lily Allen has sported bangs for a while now, but she debuted super-short blunt fringe in February. She took to Instagram to share this mirror selfie showing off her new look on Feb. 26.
Shawn Mendes's hair was so long in January, he was able to pull it back into a small ponytail! (See it here.) Not long after that, he got a fresh cut, which he showed off on his Instagram Story on Feb. 18. "Goodbye long hair!!" he captioned a selfie video.
Hairstylist Chris McMillan lightened Jennifer Aniston's locks when it was time for her to start shooting the second season of "The Morning Show." The Emmy-winning actress took to Instagram on Jan. 26 to show off his work, captioning a slideshow of selfies, "Aaand, we're back…"
Taraji P. Henson kicked off 2021 by dying her hair purple. "New Year New Color #2021 the year of royalty," the Oscar-nominated actress captioned this selfie showing off her new hue on Instagram on Jan. 2.
Taraji P. Henson didn't stick to purple for long. On Jan. 11, she took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos showing off her new deep-pink shade, which she captioned with a hashtag for "hair chameleon."
Tiffany Haddish debuted a new look — bleached blonde hair! — on the red carpet at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28.
Before she bleached her hair, Tiffany Haddish got a buzzcut with her catchphrase — "She Ready" — shaved into the back. "Results of the She Ready hair cut by @lamarr_randle. I Love this haircut!!!!" the comedian captioned a video on Instagram on Jan. 18.
Early in 2021, former "The Bachelorette" star Clare Crawley used hair-coloring shampoo and conditioner to briefly dye her tresses pink. "I've been wanting to have some fun and (temporarily) change up my hair for some time now with a fun color, so I did it!!" she captioned a photo of herself on Instagram on Feb. 6. She also took to her Instagram Story to share this selfie.
When Lady Gaga performed at President Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20, she wore her platinum blonde locks in crown braids. (Take a look back here.) A month later, on Feb. 24, she debuted a new style during an outing in Rome: She dyed her hair chocolate brown for her role as Patrizia Reggiani in the upcoming biopic "House of Gucci."
Ricky Martin started the year with totally average facial hair. But things soon took a dramatic turn. He debuted his new look — a bleached beard — on Instagram on Jan. 21. "When bored, bleach," he captioned this selfie. (As of mid-March, he was still rocking the unique facial hair.)
In January, Ana de Armas cut her long brunette mane into a choppy bob with bangs. She took to Instagram on Jan. 30 to show off her new look in this selfie.