Taylor Swift Just Ditched Her Platinum Locks for Something Darker

by Byrdie

A wise woman once said makeovers provide "a sense of control in a world full of chaos." (Hello, Clueless diehards.) I have to agree. Because even when I'm not the one in charge of someone's makeover, simply beholding the transformation reinstills my faith that free will does exist. Yes, this sounds dramatic. But how else can humankind's obsession with celebrity beauty transformations be explained?  

On second thought, let's not think about it too hard. Instead, simply scroll below to behold our favourite Hollywood hair makeovers of the year thus far. From Taylor Swift's mind-blowing colour change to Khloé Kardashian's chop, this has been a glorious year for celeb hair.

Swipe the arrows below to see the transformations!

After debuting icy locks just in time for Coachella, Taylor Swift is back to her signature sandy shade—which she put on display in Tennessee with new beau Tom Hiddleston.

Photos: Getty/Allen Berezovsky; FameFlynet

It's only June, and it's already been quite the year of transformations for Kardashian—after rocking her asymmetrical lob for a time and then flirting with longer locks again, she debuted her shortest chop yet on hairstylist Jen Atkin's Instagram.

Photos: Getty/Taylor Hill; Instagram/@jenatkinhair

When Kristen Stewart debuted a surprise platinum makeover in April, the internet had a small heart attack. The bright blonde colour takes her already grungy-cool aesthetic to another level, and she has been killing it with her beauty looks ever since. Well done, K.Stew. Well done.

Photos: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis; Nicholas Hunt/Getty

Bella Hadid nearly had us fooled when she rocked a set of temporary side bangs on the Cannes red carpet earlier this month. We’re convinced she should make the face-flattering fringe permanent. Check out more of our favourite haircuts with bangs.

Photos: Dominique Charriau; Venturelli/Getty

Rihanna obviously reigns supreme in the kingdom of hair transformations, but the sleek bob she debuted this February has to be one of our favourites. ICYMI, sleek, minimalistic hair is a major trend this season (click here to see more).

Photos: JB Lacroix; Kris Connor/Getty

Speaking of platinum makeovers, we literally started reevaluating our lives when Taylor Swift premiered this icy hue on the May 2016 cover of Vogue. Swift kept her natural toffee blonde for so many years that we never imagined it any other way. The drastic new hue brings her a futuristic edge.

Photos: Steve Granitz; Mark Davis/Getty

You don’t have to go platinum to edge up your look. Hyland went the opposite route by colouring her hair jet black, and we are obsessed. DIY her look with Garnier’s Olia Permanent Hair Colour in Black ($17).

Photos: Gregg DeGuire; Jon Kopaloff/Getty

Another of the season's best blonde transformations, J.Law’s new white-blonde locks are the subject of extreme hair envy. The secret to keeping your blonde this bright? I recommend a weekly dose of Evo's Fabuloso ($40).

Photos: Steve Granitz; David M. Benett/Getty

Only Zendaya could make a bowl cut look this effortlessly chic. This style, which she brought to this year’s Met Gala, is one of the most couture-like looks we’ve seen from her.

Photos: Jason LaVeris; Larry Busacca/Getty

The beauty world freaked when Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner swapped hair colours at Paris Fashion Week in March. We dig Hadid as a chocolate brunette. The hue takes her from California Instagram star to sultry high-fashion model.

Photos: Stefanie Keenan; Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/Getty

Ciara’s in the midst of a comeback year, and she’s brought the hair transformations along with her. The soft honey-coloured highlights she rocked this February were the perfect hue for her complexion.

Photos: Venturelli; John Parra/Getty

Khloé Kardashian's asymmetrical midi cut from March set a major hair trend into motion. Check out more haircut inspo here.

Photos: Kevin Mazur & Cindy Ord/Getty

There something addictive about celebrity makeovers, no? Next up: our all-time-favourite Hollywood brow transformations.

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