10 Celebs With Career Defining Hair Makeovers
Fans are the toughest critics when it comes to seeing their favorite celebs switching up their looks. Beyoncé recently had the BeyHive buzzing when she traded her famous blonde wigs in for a short pixie cut. While Twitter and Instagram were divided over the bold cut, Bey seems to be loving her new short 'do. Flip through for 10 other celebs you might recognize after their career-changing makeovers. —Terry Carter Jr.
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Hair Makeover: Miley chopped her brunette locks for a fierce blonde pixie cut.
The Results: Miley's now signature blonde mane solidified one thing: Hannah Montana is really over. The country singing child star is now a certified twerking adult pop star and has the attitude to prove it. MC recently responded to backlash from those who criticized her new persona as an attempt to be black. "i know what color my skin is. you can stop with the friendly reminders bitch." she tweeted.
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Hair Makeover: Earlier this year Nicki ditched the pink wigs for a more polished swagger.
The Results: Nicki Minaj is more than just a brand. She's a businesswoman. Her decision to tone down her outlandish multi-colored wigs was in an effort to be taken seriously in the industry. Minaj says she feels "naked" with the make-under, but fans and haters can both agree, she's never looked better.
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Hair Makeover: In 2009, Cassie bravely shaved off the sides of her long and wavy tresses.
The Results: Cassie's new look made her the center of attention whenever she struts a red carpet. The shaved 'do also started a trend for chicks attempting to swagger jack her look. Rihanna, Lala, Mel B, and yes, even you Amanda Bynes... pay homage.
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Hair Makeover: In 2007, Rihanna went back to black with a rebellious asymmetrical bob.
The Results: Be honest, you only started paying attention to Rihanna after the good girl went bad. Her transformation became one of the most memorable celebrity makeovers in history. RiRi's edgy new cut propelled her career to new levels. With 12 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts, Rihanna has become an undeniable force in pop music today.
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Hair Makeover: In 2009, Solange bid adieu to with her weave collection and rocked her natural hair.
The Results: When Solange debuted her haircut, it was clear that she was ready to step out of her big sister Beyonce’s shadow and create her own identity. The eclectic look worked well for the 27-year-old singer as she was finally able to establish her career as a solo star.
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Hair Change: From braids to waves.
The Results: In 2008, Tremaine Neverson became a sex symbol and style provocateur after ditching his outdated cornrows for a more suave look. The change landed Trey in the pages of GQ and gained him an even larger female fan base. Boss move.
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Hair Makeover: Miguel added height to his light Caesar haircut, creating a stylishly retro pompadour.
The Results: Miguel stole the R&B spotlight with his sophomore effort and his new look. The critically-acclaimed album, Kaleidoscope Dream, earned four nominations at the 2013 Grammys, taking home a gramophone for Best R&B Song. All eyes are now on the the 27-year-old singer/songwriter as his career launches into new heights.
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Hair Makeover: In 2011, Bieber trimmed inches off his juvenile bowl cut.
The Results: Beliebers let out a collective gasp when Justin swapped his signature fish bowl cut for a more mature, heartthrob look. The initial haircut has evolved over the years into a sophisticated faux hawk, becoming a definitive reminder to the world that the Biebs is all grown up.