OK, so today isn’t the first time we’ve seen Beyonce with short hair. Doesn’t anyone remember Cadillac Records? (Us neither.) Anyway, making headlines with a drastic crop is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and one that’s still guaranteed to make us take notice.
Here is a chronological account of the most headline-worthy celeb cuts:
When we saw these new photographs of Jennifer Aniston, we were quite taken aback. Changing your hair drastically can completely change your look, and that’s what’s happened to Miss Jen. In this case — in the photograph on the right — we feel she’s looking a bit like Nicole Kidman. Is that just us or are we going a bit loony? This new blond hair is for her role in a movie which, as of right now, is being called the ”Untitled Elmore Leonard Project” and is being filmed in Connecticut. IMDB tells us that the project also stars Isla Fisher, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes and Mos Def. This platinum ‘do is a wig, FYI, but it’s going to be around for a while. We’re not quite sure that’s a good thing because it’s a big change from the brunette, sun-streaked Jen we’re normally used to seeing. But, it’s probably going to grow on us. And we’re feeling especially lovey towards the actress because she’s turning 44 next week — on February 11. But our opinion doesn’t count as much as yours does, so tell us what you think of her new hair? Like it? Or not so much?
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As pop stars go, Beyonce isn’t a wild experimenter in the hair department: She likes her hair long and pretty and somewhere between a natural brown and a honey blond — nothing shaved, spiked or dyed pink. But as we looked back at photos from her early Destiny’s Child years through today, we did notice quite a bit of subtle variety in her style. We also noticed that whether she’s going for curls or cornrows, flowing waves or sleek updos, Bey’s hair always looks good. (The same couldn’t always be said about her fashion, but that’s another post.) Which is your favorite? And which do you think she’ll rock on Sunday, when she performs at the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Browse through these 50 photos and tell us what you think.
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His 30 Rock co-star Tina Fey looked like a dang shampoo ad at the Golden Globes a few weeks back with her glorious hair, but Alec Baldwin showed up at the SAG Awards tonight looking like, well…that. Um, what’s up with your ‘do, Baldwin? Even his gorgeous new wife Hilaria Thomas on his arm couldn’t distract from the shaggy tragedy on his head. We’ve thought long and hard about what exactly went wrong, and we’ve come up with a few theories.
1. He got into a vicious fight with a weed-whacker weilding assailant on the way to the red carpet.
2. With his 30 Rock gig nearly over, he decided to start saving money by cutting his own hair.
3. He decided to wear a toupee over his real hair - just in case.
4. He had it cut for his role as Lloyd in a Dumb and Dumber reboot.
We reached out to one of Baldwin’s hair follicles, but he declined to comment.
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Kim Kardashian got well and truly mobbed by paparazzi as she arrived at LAX airport yesterday. And through those resulting photographers, the blogosphere and webternetz went nuts because she had a brand-new look. Kimmy’s hair was much shorter and she had bangs, so boom … you know the headlines. She had also given a little sneak peak on Twitter before, with a photograph captioned as, “Fun shoot today chrismcmillan He just can’t control his scissor hands!” complete with the succinct hashtag, bangs. The truth of the matter, as revealed earlier today, is that the whole thing’s a fake. Of course it is, and of course Kim played it up and let all the news fly around about her for a day before the “haha, joke’s on you” moment. A tweet saying, “these are fake” opened to her Celebuzz page to a post that read, “The Truth About The Bangs.” The explanation reads, “I saw a few of you tweeting me about my bangs!! The bangs are fake! Just clip ons! I had a fun Cosmo cover shoot yesterday and Chris McMillan clipped these on!” Clever again, Kimmy. Letting the world know you’re going to be on the cover of Cosmopolitan.
But here’s the thing. We actually wish she’d chop her hair to this style. The length and the bangs really suit her and she looks years younger. She also doesn’t have makeup caked-on, so we can actually see her face. And we like what we see. Cut the hair for real, Kim! What do you guys think?
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After last year’s mega success “Moves Like Jagger” alongside fellow Voice judge Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera seemed poised to make a musical comeback on her own two feet. Then Lotus happened. The album may have a few scattered supporters, it didn’t do so hot over all, earning the lowest first week sales of her career. Oof.
So there’s that. But this year wasn’t all that bad in X-tina Land! She was given the ALMA Award for her work in charity, and even got “admired” by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton! She may be taking a year long hiatus from her judging chair on The Voice, but she still found time to team up with Cee Lo Green on “Baby It’s Cold Outside” for his Christmas album extravaganza, Cee Lo’s Magic Moment. So in all, it’s been a mixed year for Christina. But through it all, one this has remained constant: Her fabulous hair! So to celebrate her 32nd birthday today, we’ve assembled some of her greatest hair styles of this year, and every year. Enjoy!
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Harry Potter starlet Bonnie Wright showed up at Jo Malone’s Thoroughly Proper Party in London on Wednesday lacking her long flowing locks. After years of being linked to her character Ginny Weasley with trademark titan tresses, maybe she followed in the footsteps of Emma Watson, who famously cropped her hair as soon as the series ended to get some distance from the franchise. Or she’s just hopping on the short hair band wagon!
It seems like ever A-lister has gotten the urge to hack of the hair this year. Some like Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron and Evangeline Lilly went super short for film roles, whereas former American Idol singer Kellie Pickler got a buzz to support her friend being treated for cancer. And then there are music mama’s like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys who went short just for the hell of it. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 lovely ladies who took the hair plunge in 2012!
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Ever since she brought it like a lady thrice her age in the “Whip My Hair” video last year, people have been after Willow Smith (and subsequently her mom Jada Pinkett Smith) for everything from her fake tongue ring to her music career to her amazing technicolor dream hair. With regards to the latter, Jada finally addressed Willow’s hair haters on Facebook, particularly those aghast that she had “let” her daughter chop off her hair. Would that we could be half the celeb mom! She said in part:
“Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
Snooki switched it up yesterday, trading her trademark brunette tresses for an intense “Poison Ivy” red! The Jersey Shore star helpfully live-tweeted the hair-raising experience for her fans, complete with tons of photos. “Dying my hair! Guess what color I’m going!!!” she wrote before giving us photo updates. First she was bleached out by celeb stylist Bradley Moreland of New York’s Gemini 14 salon, and then the new crimson color was applied. For a few minutes there the dye turned her hair more of an orangey-hue, but eventually it dried into a fiery red. “&the final product is….Poison ivy.” She even got some pretty sweet hair extensions, too. Take a closer look in the gallery below!
Demi Lovato revealed her new hotness on The X Factor last night, werking it out with a thick chocolate-colored fringe. Every Demi fan has already weighted in on the change (and we kind of already explained how we don’t love-love Demi as a blond), but we just want to point out something obvious so we can remember for next time she mixes it up: Demi Lovato looks amazing as a brunette with blunt-cut bangs…because everyone looks hot as a brunette with blunt-cut bangs. It’s basically science.
We guess blond is supposedly more eye-catching, but dark dyes jobs with bangs are pretty much the go-to hot girl haircut now. Picture anyone, literally anyone, and they will look hotter with blunt-cut bangs. Britney Spears? Hotter. Gwyneth Paltrow? Hotter. Joe Biden? Beyond flawless. Some people, we can’t understand why there are moments where they aren’t brunettes with blunt-cut bangs: