The Best Makeovers of 2011

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Everyone loves a good makeover and 2011 saw some of the best celebrity transformations. From Tulisa's polished X-factor look to Rooney Mara's dramatic bob, Stylist looks back at the most memorable revamps of the year

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  • Before: Tulisa

    Back in 2010, Tulisa was most famous for her lead vocals in band N-Dubz. Born and bred in Camden, the singer celebrated her roots with a distinctly urban look

  • After: Tulisa

    The X-Factor judge soon traded in her blonde locks for a darker, glamorous look. And why not? The singer had lots to celebrate after her act Little Mix won the annual talent contest

  • Before: Leann Rimes

    The Can't Fight the Moonlight songstress sported a neat fringe and wholesome girl-next-door image back in 2010. Here she is pictured at the Academy of Country Music awards in a neat pencil dress

  • After: Leann Rimes

    Following her marriage to Eddie Cibrian, Leann revamped her image with a more fashion-conscious wardrobe and embraced the Ombre hair trend

  • Before: Peaches Geldof

    In 2010, Peaches Geldof was the definitive girl-about-town. With a deep tan and bohemian accessories, the socialite was rarely seen without her movie-making beau Eli Roth.

  • After: Peaches Geldof

    Fast-forward a year and Peaches took a more adult approach to her fashion. Pictured here wearing a body-con Herve Leger dress, the young starlet became a huge presence on the front-row during London Fashion Week

  • Before: Cher Lloyd

    Cher Lloyd was catapulted to fame on The X-Factor 2010, with her rendition of Keri Hilson's 'Turn My Swag On' quickly becoming a YouTube sensation. Critics often cited a striking similarity between her style and that of her mentor Cheryl Cole

  • After: Cher Lloyd

    But with the release of her solo album Sticks & Stones the following year, Cher forged her own way in terms of her fashion. With a sleek new bob and toned-down wardrobe, the singer became one of the breakout stars of 2011 with her song 'With Your Love'

  • Before: Nicola Roberts

    As one fifth of Girls Aloud, Nicola Roberts' style was a tried-and-tested formula: statement dress, killer heels and voluminous hair

  • After: Nicola Roberts

    In 2011, however, the starlet forged her own path with a newly-dip-dyed mane and wearing some of London's most creative young designers

  • Before: Cheryl Cole

    For Cheryl Cole, 2011 also signalled a year of change and transformation. The X-Factor judge caused a minor sensation with her red locks up and down the country, with hairdressers reporting a huge rise in customers asking for 'The Cheryl'

  • Before: Cher Lloyd

    But following an unsuccessful move to the States, Cheryl chopped and changed to a cuter blonde bob. Here she's pictured at the Pride of Britain awards in October, with a tousled look and in a pink Victoria Beckham dress

  • Before: Evan Rachel Wood

    Dating goth rocker Marilyn Manson was always going to rub off on Evan Rachel Wood and the actress maintained the look throughout 2010 with dramatic eye makeup and gowns on the red carpet

  • After: Evan Rachel Wood

    The Ides of March star soon went for the chop in 2011, however, with a pixie-like 'do and quirky new wardrobe

  • Before: Katy Perry

    The Mistress of Reinvention, Katy Perry started off the year as a newly-married brunette, oozing old Hollywood glamour on the red carpet in this shimmering fishtail gown

  • After: Katy Perry

    Following unfounded rumours of a marriage breakdown, Perry emerged defiant with a new baby pink-tinged crop and wearing Versace for H&M on the red carpet, with husband Russell Brand

  • Before: Madonna

    When working the promotion circuit for her eleventh studio album, Hard Candy, Madonna opted for graphic prints and thigh skimming boots...

  • After: Madonna

    ...but a year on, the icon's style had taken on a distinctly forties flavour, following her directorial debut in W.E - a biopic loosely based on Wallis Simpson's life

  • Before: Nicki Minaj

    The self-styled 'Barbie of Hip-Hop', Nicki Minaj hit headlines earlier this year for her fuschia hairdo as much as for her music

  • After: Nicki Minaj

    But later in the year, the Superbass singer toned down her look with Rapunzel-style tresses and a bold graphic print dress

  • Before: Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott emerged in the music industry with a soft, bohemian look - complete with a shaggy blonde hair do

  • Before: Pixie Lott

    In 2011 the star amped up her music with her second album Young Foolish Happy - which featured hit single 'All About Tonight'. As part of the launch of the album, Pixie had a dramatic image makeover with a shorter cut and a preppier style

  • Before: Diana Agron

    Just like her character in Glee, Diana Agron's sartorial style was inspired by the classic all American girl, with her wholesome dresses and pretty understated accessories

  • After: Diana Agron

    Diana embraced a sexier image in 2011, however, following a new boyfriend, her first feature part in a film - I am Number Four - and Glee's ever increasing fame

  • Before: Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart's trademark look on the red carpet was often a simple little dress, complimented by her choppy black hair and a killer pair of heels

  • After: Kristen Stewart

    Following the release of a further 2 movies from the Twilight franchise, the young actress soon found her niche when it came to glamorous red carpet dressing - pictured here in a red Proenza Schouler gown at the Costume Institute Gala

  • Before: Rooney Mara

    Rooney Mara's simple yet approachable style, prior to playing Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, rarely strayed into the overly experimental

  • After: Rooney Mara

    But after landing one of Hollywood's most coveted roles, Rooney embraced her fictional character's style with dark Gothic lips and a razor sharp fringe

  • Before: Chloe Sevigny

    She may be a frequent face on the red carpet, but Chloe Sevigny's style is far less consistent. She started the year as a sunkissed blonde, working the red carpet at Louis Vuitton in a simple checked mini-dress

  • After: Chloe Sevigny

    A year later and the actress has gone for a darker look, complete with a dramatic monochrome outfit to highlight her pale skin and newly-dyed hair