Extreme makeovers: Celebrity hair
Britney Spears: Remember the time Britney got married and then divorced and married again and then divorced and had a widely-publicised breakdown and shaved off her hair? Our thoughts, and his, were with her all through the troubled times.
Lena Dunham: We love Lena for a number of reasons. Like how she totally owns her new dorky platinum-blonde bowl cut. If we dared to try it, we’d probably end up looking like a bad version of Nick Carter: The Early Years.
Miley Cyrus: We’re pretty sure that all that hair-chopping, emoji-tattooing and stage-top twerking is a desperate attempt to shake off the ghost of Hannah Montana. Let it go, Miley. It’s in the past.
James Franco: Youguyz, James Franco is blonde! He debuted his new look on Instagram (obviously) in August, and since then has posted a series of pictures, one with the caption: “Let’s Party! Blondes have more fun!! But do you respect me?????”. Err, yeah. We’d like some of what you’re having, James.
Kristen Stewart: Reigning queen of dour, K-Stew’s never looked brighter than this. Really. Never.
Kylie Jenner: Keeping up with The Kardashians can’t be easy, especially with all those fashion magazine covers, flaunting of husbands and babies, and creating ridiculous games, and Oh My God, All That Spanx! Anyone would shave off the back of their head. We get, Kylie.
Natalie Dormer: We’re so used to seeing pretty Margaery Tyrell with her long flowing blonde hair, her undercut was a bit of a shock. Before we could think of a dramatic reason for this change, she cleared the air – it’s for her upcoming role in Mockingjay.
When regular people get bored, they watch TV or plan a dinner date. But when you’re a celebrity, coping mechanisms have to be drastic. After all, you have to stand out in the cat-food-selfie mess that is the Instagram feed. And you do that by taking shears to your head or colouring your hair a bright orange. Just like these celebrities did:
Emma Stone: Emma debuted her brand new lob at the Venice Film Festival last night. We’re wondering if the cut had anything to do with boyfriend Andrew Garfield refusing to get one himself. Seems like he’s celebrating Movember a few months too early.