Here, eight celebrities explain what motivated them to completely overhaul their usual hairstyle — and not one of them involves ‘a meltdown’ or a dramatic breakup.
1. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart debuted her new shaggy platinum blonde look at the Cannes Film Festival this year — a drastic departure from her usual long, brunette hair.
“I’ve always really stayed neutral since I was like 10 years old. So I was like, ‘I’m gonna direct a short, and I’m gonna f—k up my hair,” the Cafe Society star explained to People magazine.
“I just did, like, five movies over a two-year period, and I think it’s a very good decision for me right now to stop acting in movies for just a moment. I’ve never really done that, I’ve never changed my appearance.”
With her hair looking this glamourously grunge, we agree it was a good decision.
Kristen Stewart's grungy new hair. (Image: Getty. )
2. Emma Watson
Emma Watson's pixie cut was, arguably, the most drastic haircut of 2010. The actress said the chop signified the end of an era — in her case, the end of the Harry Potter movie series. (Sob.)
"I didn’t get to experiment with dyeing and chopping off my hair like most teenagers," she told Metro at the time.
"I also felt, 'Right, I’m 20, I’m not a little girl any more'. I’d been on Harry Potter for 10 years so I needed to mark the end of it in some way. I needed a drastic change, and that’s what the crop was all about."
Watson claimed guys 'hated' her hair, but we were big fans.
Goodbye, Hermione Granger. (Image: Getty)
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3. Jessica Rowe
Jessica Rowe was well ahead of the rainbow trend when she dyed her usually blonde hair a candy pink shade in 2014.
“I just did it for fun, a bit of a laugh," the Studio 10 host told Mamamia.
“For many years as a news presenter I had to look conservative, and now I can have a bit of a change. I’m 44, I’m in a good place. Or maybe I’m having a mid-life crisis."
Mid-life crisis or not, we loved the result — although Rowe's husband, newsreader Peter Overton, took a little convincing.
“I didn’t tell my husband that I was going to get it done. He’s very conservative, and I’m the opposite of that. When he saw me at home he said, ‘Nooooo. Why did you do that?'" she said.