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Hair Inspiration: 5 celebrity hair transformations to get inspired by this summer

by Paige Exell -

When it comes to being a celebrity, 'changing hair frequently' is practically part of the job description. And with spring-summer trends that embrace individuality and allow women everywhere to own their natural hairstyle, colour, and texture, we've never seen such a diverse plethora of hairstyles hit the streets – and the red carpet in 2016.

Whether it's tight curls, beach waves, platinum blonde or even blue, hair has taken on a mind of its own this year, making it even more difficult to find the perfect hairstyle to suit our needs. With endless options to choose from, trips to the salon can bring on some pretty difficult decisions, which is why we're here to give you a little summer hair-inspo.

From supermodels to L'Oreal muses, see the celebs that have undergone some pretty drastic hair transformations this year, and don't forget to take on some inspiration of your own for summer 2016!


When models at Alexander Wang, Versace, and Fendi hit the spring-summer 2016 runways, we said our goodbyes to long locks and luscious waves and welcomed bangs, bobs, and buzz cuts favoured by designers hoping to elevate the signature statement haircut this season.

It may have been a wig, but supermodel Taylor Hill was one of the first to embrace the look, and give us a little summer inspo by abandoning her long brunette locks in favour of an edgy, pixie-cut that featured long, choppy bangs on one side of her head. She debuted the look last week on Instagram with the caption "short hair don't care," making us seriously consider chopping it all off for summer 2016. Better yet, a pixie cut for the warm weather season will free you of a few sweaty layers!

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Short hair don't care

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This year, Taylor Swift made a drastic change to her look, making us reconsider everything we thought we knew about the red-lip, classic beauty. The singer has come a long way since her "Teardrops on My Guitar" days, trading her long, flowing hair for a chic 'do that earned her comparisons to one of the hottest supermodels on the scene, Karlie Kloss . And just when we started to equate Taylor with her most frequently worn signature red pout and blonde bob, she changed things up on us again, debuting a choppy platinum blonde bob with bangs at Coachella this year, giving her look a seriously edgy turn.

With a dark oxblood lip and minimal eye makeup, the superstar proved she still has a few surprises left in store – not to mention some major beauty inspiration for our summer 2016 looks! Thinking about lightening up for the summer? Go all out with a platinum blonde bob that will turn heads and give your look an edgy appeal.


On the same note, L'Oreal muse Irina Shayk traded her beautiful brown hair for caramel blonde locks a few months back, proving that just about anyone can go blonde for summer 2016! The supermodel posted an Instagram with the caption "Who said I can't be blonde?" Whether you're a redhead, owner of jet black locks or a natural brunette, Irina proves that blonde is always a good idea.

Pro tip: when going blonde, make sure to visit a salon to ensure healthy hair and colour that lasts! If you're already a blonde, you can get away with DIY dye jobs to lighten up your look.


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This season, runways like Acne Studios, Marques' Almeida, Fendi, and Alexander Wang gave us a serious case of '90s nostalgia by showcasing models with short, choppy bangs. Meanwhile, supermodel Bella Hadid added her own twist on the trend, showing off side-swept bangs that complimented her scandalous red gown that broke the Internet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Looking for a subtler change this season? Side-swept bangs are a fun, yet elegant way to change up your look, and they can be easily hidden when you're not feeling them for a night!


Blake Lively may be known for her enviable long, blonde locks, but earlier this year, she switched up her look in favour of a strawberry blonde colour that matched her red dress after the Michael Kors Fall 2016 runway show. If you have a light-medium complexion like Blake's, opt for a warm red or strawberry blonde colour to compliment your skin tone this summer.

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