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The Best Celeb Hair Transformations of 2016

There’s plenty of things we could look back on in 2016, but of course what we’re mainly interested in are the most jaw-dropping celeb hair transformations of the year. And there have been a LOT to choose from. From brunettes hitting the bleach to almost everyone getting the must-have ‘lob’, it seems like 2016 was the year for switching up your look in a big way.

But who makes our cut for the best hair changes of 2016? Read on to find out…

Ariana Grande’s Fringe

First up, we have Ariana Grande. The pint-sized popstar is known for rarely changing her trademark high ponytail, so when she revealed a full fringe earlier this year, it was a big change. It turned out to be a bit of a summer romance and was gone by October, but we loved the fringe while it lasted.

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Emilia Clarke’s Ombre

Game of Thrones’ Daenarys is famous for her Targaryen silver hair; but in her real life, actress Emilia Clarke usually prefers to sport her natural brunette. To see her step out in September with a beachy blonde ombre was therefore a big change – and one we loved. Easy to maintain and effortlessly cool, ombre suits pretty much everyone. We also love Emilia for not waiting for summer to lighten her locks, and instead proving this sun-kissed look is totally autumn-appropriate too.

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Kylie Jenner’s Bleach Blonde

Of course we couldn’t write a post on hair transformations and not mention Kylie Jenner. From her multi-coloured braids over festival season to that short bob, the youngest Kardashian/Jenner sister has switched up her look more times than we can remember over 2016. While a lot of the makeovers came courtesy of Kylie’s extensive wig collection, one that turned out to be the real deal was her transformation from brunette beauty to blonde bombshell. Thinking of doing a Kylie and hitting the bottle in 2017? Take a look at our 7 Tips For Dying Dark Hair Blonde first!

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Bella Hadid’s Pink Ombre

Supermodel Bella Hadid reportedly keeps her hair dark to differentiate herself from sister Gigi, but earlier this year she gave herself a striking makeover with blonde and candy pink ombre. Keeping her roots dark and her eyebrows natural, the look remained grungey but girly.

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Bella Hadid Pink Hair

Image: @bellahadid Instagram

Khloe Kardashian’s Lob

If there was one style to define 2016, it was the lob (or the ‘long bob’). Numerous celebs, from Cara Delevigne to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, started chopping off their longer locks in favour of a collarbone-skimming length; but our favourite lob transformation came from Khloe Kardashian. Wondering whether you can pull off this style in the new year? Check out our post ‘Should I Get a Lob?’ to find out if it will suit you.


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Image: @khloekardashian Instagram

Sophie Turner’s Blonde

Another blonde transformation we loved this year came courtesy of Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner. Like her co-star Emilia Clarke, Sophie’s character is known for her iconic hair colour and it seems that she used the break in filming to overhaul her look.

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Ruby Rose’s Magenta

The year might nearly be over, but December still brought us some big celeb hair changes. And our favourite? It has to be Ruby Rose’s switch from her dark brown to head-turning pink. Never one to blend in, actress and model Ruby teamed her new hair with matching magenta leopard print and shades when she debuted the look in public.

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Image: @rubyrose Instagram

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By: Claire Cavanagh

On: December 28, 2016

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