Emma Watson Just Debuted a Stunning Hair Transformation

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 re-instills 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 dwell on it. 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!

Transitioning from caramel to espresso might seem like a relatively subtle change, but Emma Watson proves that trying on different shades of brunette can still make for a huge impact.

Photos: Getty/Astrid Stawiarz; Getty/Gonzalo Marroquin

Dark day, dark hair. Thursday night, celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel revealed this brunette transformation on Kristen Stewart. Man, that girl really can pull off any hair colour. What do you think of the dark new hue?

Photos: Getty/Frederick M. Brown; Instagram/@hairbyadir

Baby bangs aren't exactly for the faint of heart, but leave it to Bella Hadid to make the look seem positively effortless during a Dior event. Whether the fringe is clip-on or permanent remains to be seen—but either way, we're into it.

Photos: Getty/Paul Bruinooge; Getty/Nicholas Hunt

Zoë Kravitz, aka the human yardstick of the world's cool quotient, took to Instagram this week to show off newly iced locks. 

Photos: Getty/Presley Ann; Instagram/@zoeisabellakravitz

Demi Lovato took to Instagram last night to debut newly blond locks—a big departure from her usual brown hue.

Photos: Getty/Noam Galai; Instagram/@ddlovato

As Vogue's November cover girl, Emma Stone debuted quite the crop—though since her lob is still on full display in her editorial spread, we have to wonder whether the pixie is a wig. (Either way, we dig it.)

Photos: Getty/C Flanigan; @voguemagazine

On the set of a shoot for MyDomaine, Lauren Conrad debuted her take on spring's best new haircut: a "soft shag," courtesy of her go-to hairstylist Kristin Ess.

Photos: Getty/Paul Archuleta; Instagram/@kristin_ess

At the tail end of Paris Fashion Week, Karlie Kloss stepped out with a major fall hair refresh: a set of perfectly lived-in eyebrow-grazing bangs.

Photos: Getty/Christian Vierig; Getty/Marc Piasecki

Kristen Stewart has stepped up her beauty game immensely as of late—showing off messy, platinum locks and grungy roots on red carpets around the world. We thought we couldn't love her look any more, that is until she hit up the New York Film Festival with a sleeker, more polished 'do and refreshed, white-blonde roots. 

Photos: Getty/Jon Kopaloff; Getty/Dimitrios Kambouris

Rihanna, like the true hair chameleon and absolute goddess that she is, swapped out her straight style in favour of super-long dreadlocks in New York City. 

Photos: Getty/Stephane Cardinale; Getty/Robert Kamau

After spending the summer rocking a bold shade of scarlet, Lily Collins went back to her brunette roots last month—before completing the transformation with a brand-new fringe at Paris Fashion Week.

Commitment-phobes might consider trying Amanda Seyfried's take on bangs, which already have a head start on growing out.

Photos: Getty/Michael Loccisano; Getty/Jon Kopaloff

New season, fresh chop for Taylor Swift: The singer went with a cool-girl shag cut, one of the most covetable 'dos for spring. 

Photos: Getty/Ray Tamarra; Instagram/@garethbromell

Jessica Biel recently stepped out with one of the coolest hair updates of the season: an ultra-flattering, '70s-inspired piece-y fringe. 

Photos: Getty/Michael Stewart; Bauer-Griffin

If you ever doubted the longevity of the blond lob, here's proof that the look is here to stay through fall. Emily Blunt took a front-row seat at the Michael Kors S/S 17 runway show sporting a brand-new sunny blond colour with grown-in roots. Paired with a shoulder-grazing cut, the look is a bit more youthful and relaxed than the longer auburn styles we've been seeing from her over the past year. Looks like she's going to have to stock her fall hair care arsenal with purple shampoo!

Photos: Michael Stewart; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

While we're used to seeing her sport long, sultry waves, Vanessa Hudgens recently got a major chop. Celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri gave the actress a shaggy bob, telling StyleCaster that Hudgens was "ready to switch it up for a bit, since she had some time to play" before her new show, Powerless, debuts.

Photos: Getty/@VanessaHudgens

Kim Kardashian West traded her signature long waves for an equally glossy lob. (The angular cut makes for an ultra- flattering look.)

Photos: Getty/Bauer-Griffin

Ashley Olsen took her dirty-blond locks to a bright shade of platinum, debuting the new look at the opening of Elizabeth and James's flagship boutique at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Photos: Getty/Clint Spaulding; Getty/Donato Sardello

The singer stepped out while on tour with a new chop, and we're calling it—this curly style (complete with textured fringe) is bound to be the It cut of the year. (It's so good, no?)

Photos: Getty/Pascal Le Segretain; Instagram/@selengomez

Leave it to Ariana Grande to commit to a major hair change—while still keeping her signature ponytail intact. The singer just debuted a blunt fringe on her Instagram. 

Photos: Getty/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin; @arianagrande

The model turned actress just stepped out at Comic-Con 2016 sporting a blunt lob—a certain departure from the long wavy mane we're used to. (We're into it.)

Photos: Getty/Bertrand Rindoff Petroff; Getty/John Sciulli

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 (then-)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; @jenatkinhair

When Kristen Stewart debuted a surprise platinum makeover in April, the internet had a small heart attack. The bright blond 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 summer.

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 blond 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 Soft Black ($10).

Photos: Gregg DeGuire; Jon Kopaloff/Getty

Another of the best blonde transformations, J.Law's new white-blond locks are the subject of extreme hair envy. The secret to keeping your blond this bright? I recommend a weekly dose of DryBar's Blonde Ale purple shampoo ($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 brings 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 summer 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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