Behold the most dramatic A-List hair makeovers of all-time

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The stars love changing up their look with some new hair but it’s only occasionally that a style comes along that really makes us sit up and take notice.

From Emma Watson’s pixie and Kim Kardashian's blonde lob to Miley Cyrus’ buzz cut, we’ve picked the hair makeovers that have really made us stand up and take notice over the years.

Browse the gallery below and see how many of these chops and colour swaps you remember.

  • May 2010

    Having been in the biz for over 10 years, Emma Watson’s honey-coloured tresses were well-used to gracing red carpets

  • November 2010

    So we couldn’t quite believe it when she took the plunge and chopped them into this dramatic pixie crop. 

  • February 2015

    Like the rest of the Kardashians, Kim is blessed with thick, dark locks.

  • March 2015

    But even she isn’t averse to experiencing with the bleach bottle. This blonde lob sent the internet into a frenzy when she debuted it at Paris Fashion Week. 

  • August 2011

    Anne Hathaway’s wavy tresses were as much a part of her look as her trademark wide smile.

  • July 2012

    But she seemed to have no qualms about giving them up in favour of this statement pixie crop. 

  • January 2014

    A beachy golden mane perfectly epitomised laid-back Aussie Margot Robbie.

  • March 2014

    But the actress has a dark side, as evidenced when she went brunette and embraced the hair tongs.   

  • October 2013

    Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson used to play it quite safe when it came to her hair. 

  • January 2014

    Until she unveiled this short and chic 'do, that is. 

  • May 2014

    We thought Kristen Stewart seemed content with her mid-length curls.

  • November 2014

    We were wrong. Fast-forward a few months and she debuted this edgy buzz cut. 

  • May 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence’s highlighted bob was one of the actress’ classic looks.  

  • November 2013

    But it was all change by the winter when she went lighter, shorter and choppier. 

  • August 2015

    Looking every inch a Kardashian, Kylie Jenner showed off her shiny, sleek tresses and chunky fringe. 

  • September 2015

    A few months later, the fringe had gone as had just about everything else, to be replaced by a pale green hue. 

  • February 2005

    Natalie Portman’s lovely, luscious hair was the envy of millions. 

  • February 2005

    So imagine our surprise when she shaved it all off for her role in V for Vendetta. Top marks for dedication to your art. 

  • June 2012

    Remember when Miley Cyrus looked like this? Light blonde layers which complemented her Hollywood smile. 

  • September 2012

    Soon after and a new Miley was born, working a fierce platinum blonde cut. 

  • March 2010

    Rihanna's super-short pixie showed off her strong bone structure and emphasised her big eyes. 

  • September 2010

    Bright red hair is a tricky look to pull off but Rihanna, ever the pro, smashes it.


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Charlotte Duck

Charlotte Duck is a freelance editor and writer. She's written about everything from David Beckham's pants to luxury prams, and interviewed Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Lee from Blue. She's a rubbish cook but very good at tidying.