In times of uncertainty, it’s comforting to focus on that which we can change — our hair, for one. Perhaps that’s why, in 2017, the celebrity hair transformations were so frequent, so bold, so entertaining. (Celebrities, they’re just like us — only they’ve got professional hairstylists on speed dial and upcoming movie roles encouraging them to snip.)
In 2017 — the year of Rapunzel hair, the buzz cut, silvery blond locks — the Kardashian-Jenners didn’t hold a monopoly on mic-dropping hair changes, or even wigs. Over the past 12 months, a horde of stylish A-listers — among them Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart, Zendaya and even the usually low-key Katie Holmes — have kept us paying attention.
Click through the gallery above for the 14 most scene-stealing celebrity hair transformations of 2017. See our favorite brunettes who went bleach blond, our favorite hair-havers who went under the clippers, who got extensions, who got bangs, who played with hair color to best effect and, most importantly, whose look you’ll be trying out in 2018.