Top 10 Celebrity Iconic Hairstyles Of 2021

Top 10 Celebrity Iconic Hairstyles Of 2021

If there’s one thing you can always count on, that’s celebrities drastically changing looks. Whether we’re talking bleach, funky hair dye, or chopping it off - any famous artist out there has done it at least once in their career. Whilst we may be used to some red carpet chameleons such as Bella Hadid and Nicki Minaj, who often spice their looks up and play with wigs, weaves, hair extensions and crazy colors, some others keep us waiting with social media silence just to wow their audience with radical changes when they step on the scene. And after 2020’s press silence and all the eyes focused on the creeping pandemic, it’s only natural to see that many celebrities shedding their lockdown looks and glam up with incredible transformations: let’s go and check out the makeovers that went viral the most throughout 2021!

If you, like me, enjoy the occasional horror movie night, you will certainly know Florence Pugh, who – before starring in Marvel’s Black Widow – gave an outstanding performance on the big screen in Ari Aster’s controversial folk horror, Midsommar. Switching from blonde to black is no news to this British star, however, her recent dramatic change – from shoulder-length platinum waves to a choppy, brunette pixie cut – had to make it to this list as one of the most memorable makeovers of this year. We can’t wait to see more of this fresh cut!

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Hollywood’s darling Margot Robbie can pull any shade and haircut off, and we all know it. From the bi-colored pigtails of Harley Quinn to the Barbie-like platinum locks she wore on the set of The Wolf Of Wall Street, Margot’s face structure is one of the most versatile. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when she chose to chop her hair off and get fresh new bangs earlier this year, everybody went absolutely nuts about it.

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Willow Smith’s change of hairstyle was more than that: it was a journey. The singer was only 9 years old when she released “Whip My Hair”, and on Red Table Talk she opened up about how being under the limelight affected her mental health. After the craze following the release of “Whip My Hair” faded away, the young singer was left with a lot of questions and struggled with her mental wellbeing. On the talk show, she addressed many issues regarding her existential crisis, and on stage, she moved her audience by letting go of her locks whilst killing a guitar riff.

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Whether you like her songs or not, you can’t deny Billie had a huge impact on the music industry since her debut. Her musical style - which mixes elements from dark pop, indie and electro – has appealed to the younger audience almost immediately. But Billie’s ethereal lyrics and slurry, husky whispers are not her only distinctive sign. The artist’s aesthetic, her unusual hair colors and styles have been part of her image since day one – and when she ditched it all for a polished, romantic platinum blonde, millions of jaws dropped worldwide. 

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Although this transformation has been achieved with the help of a wigmaker, it was (positively) shocking, nonetheless. We’re so used to seeing Megan with dark locks that her silver tresses left us speechless! The actress adopted this look for her latest film, “Johnny and Clyde”, which will debut on the big screen in Spring 2022. “This is what the devil’s daughter looks like,” said Megan on her Instagram.

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Goodbye, long hair! Camila is no stranger to hair changes, and if you follow her shenanigans on Instagram you’re already well aware of this. Despite often rocking long, luscious curls, Camila’s natural hair texture is straight. After years of experimenting with perms and waves, the singer has recently decided to embrace her natural look, chopping it off for a fresh, shoulder-length, even cut.

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American model Gigi Hadid’s change of hair made it to this list as it’s something most of us can relate to. Following a breakup with Zayn Malik – with whom she is now co-parenting, Gigi ditched her red hair to go back to her natural look. Now rocking her original, iconic honey-colored tresses, she seems to be spending the majority of her time off between the farm she and Zayn owned together in Pennsylvania, and her NYC apartment.

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The former Disney Channel prodigy has been rocking a bob on and off during her career, but we can never seem to be getting enough of that. There’s simply no one out there that can pull it off as Selena does! The middle-parted short bob she revealed on a rare appearance on TikTok seems to nod to both one of her former MET Gala looks and Alex Russo, the “Wizards of Waverley Place” character that brought her to fame.

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Throughout her career, actress Halle Berry made history with her iconic performances and, to this date, is remembered as the first African American woman to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Together with her acting skills, Halle Berry is also known for her unforgettable looks. Her versatile, gentle features have recently ditched her signature soft waves and curtain bangs for a choppy, angular bob paired with baby bangs – and honestly? We live for it!

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One does not simply mention iconic hairstyles without mentioning Rihanna. After playing with long braids and remy hair extensions whilst growing out her 2020’s mullet, the artist has been recently spotted in what seems to be one of her favourite restaurants rocking something completely different. If you were hoping for her classy, sleek pixie cut to make a comeback, rest assured your prayers have been listened to. It’s officially back – baby bangs included - and we love it!

I hope this will help you find some inspo for this year's makeover, kickstarting your 2022. If pixie cuts are a little too extreme and/or you’re unsure about getting a fringe, you could always experiment with hair extensions and hairpieces. Find your new look with our clip-in bangs for a temporary but effective change, play it smart with a wrap-around ponytail, or why not? Get that 90’s puffy, dreamy blowout with full head extensions!

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