If you were a girl in the early aughts, you’re likely well acquainted with the total sensation that was Lizzie McGuire. Played to perfection by Hilary Duff, Lizzie McGuire was #goals before hashtags were even a thing. Unfortunately, some of her hair choices haven’t exactly held up throughout the years — such as those crimped locks and messy half-up ‘dos. Still, Lizzie McGuire’s influence is alive and well today, as Duff herself proved by paying hair homage to her famous character.
Taylor Swift redefined country music forever when she released her first studio album, Taylor Swift, in 2006. Since then, the world has seen Swift evolve from a soft-spoken country crooner to an outspoken pop music queen. And just as her musical style has changed immensely throughout her career, so has her look.
Rihanna has been a star since 2007, when her hit song “Umbrella” broke through to the top of the charts — and her talents reach far beyond the music industry. In addition to being one of the world’s most recognizable musical acts, Rihanna is an accomplished actress, as well as the founder behind Fenty’s beauty and fashion lines. To put it simply, Rihanna is a versatile gal — so it only makes sense that her look continues to evolve as she does.
Khloé Kardashian spent many years feeling inferior to her big sisters, Kourtney and Kim — largely due to comparisons of her physical appearance with those of her sisters. The youngest Kardashian sister revealed on Revenge Body (via MTV), “I always had blonde, really curly hair, and when you’re young and you’re chubby and tall … I would have teachers be like ‘Oh, you’re Kourtney and Kim’s sister?'”
Charlize Theron is no stranger to undergoing a major physical transformation for a film, as she’s proved with her roles in movies like Monster and Tully. So, it should come as no surprise that the actress went all in while prepping for her role in the 2015 post-apocalyptic mega-hit Mad Max: Fury Road. Theron played the role of Imperator Furiosa, the film’s central protagonist and warrior-woman. However, in order to fully encapsulate Imperator Furiosa’s essence, Theron had to wear her famous blonde locks in a super-short buzz cut, which eventually grew out into a perfectly flattering pixie. And, for the record, Theron totally recommends a big chop.
Emilia Clarke made a name for herself by playing the woman with too many names to remember — Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men… you get the picture. While her breakout role as the Mother of Dragons on HBO’s smash hit series Game of Thrones had the actress sporting long, flowing platinum locks, Clarke herself has proven that in the real world she prefers to walk on the shorter side.
If you were a teenager in the early 2000s, it’s likely that you learned everything you know about taking the most flattering selfie from world-renowned supermodel Tyra Banks. After all, no photo has been the same since Banks introduced the “smize” to the world, and we’re still hanging on to any piece of beauty advice Banks throws our way.
Much like Emilia Clarke, Emma Watson was skyrocketed to international fame for portraying a beloved character with a signature mane. However, unlike Clarke’s character’s long, enviable, platinum tresses, Watson’s Hermione Granger had a famously thick, bushy hairdo. To be fair, Hermione was far too busy saving Harry Potter and Ron Weasley from certain death to spend much time at all on her hair — but that’s a story for another day.
If you’re even a casual follower of Miley Cyrus’ evolution, both physical and career-wise, you know the actress/singer has come a long, long way since her days playing Hannah Montana. Her path to the “Wrecking Ball” headline-making Miley began in 2012, shortly after her first engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth. In August of that year, Cyrus took to Twitter (via Us Weekly) to reveal that she’d chopped her long, honey-brown tresses into an ultra-short pixie cut — even ditching her natural hair color for an eye-catching platinum blonde.
Is there anything Beyoncé can’t do? Of course, that’ a rhetorical question, as we’ve all learned the answer is a resounding, “No.” Even if you’re not a part of the “Beyhive” (though you totally should be), you have to admit that this woman has proved time and time again that she can absolutely conquer anything she puts her mind to — including pulling off a hairstyle most of us would be too terrified to try.
To get bangs or not to get bangs — that is the question so many women have been faced with at some point (or multiple points) throughout their lives. Of course, it doesn’t help that bangs constantly go in and out of popularity, à la mom jeans and thick eyebrows. Luckily for bang-lovers, they seem to be all the rage these days — so much so that superstars like Shailene Woodley have hopped aboard the bang train, too!
Anne Hathaway is one of the most celebrated and skilled actresses of our generation. However, we’ll always remember her as her Princess Diaries character, Mia Thermopolis — you know, the girl whose thick, unkempt mane literally broke a hairbrush.
There’s perhaps no celebrity more relatable than Jennifer Lawrence — thanks to her lack of a filter to her love of all things food, to her openness about, well, everything. However, the one characteristic of Lawrence’s to which we can’t quite relate is her ability to rock any hairstyle, haircut, or hair color of her choosing. Teach us your secret, Jen!
SOURCE: THE LIST