2014 has been a year of drastic change in the celebrity hair department. We’ve seen a handful of celebs head to the salon and walk out almost unrecognizable. Whether for a role or just a change of pace, these stars switched things up good.

Nicole Richie

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After faking us out by posting a picture on Instagram with Photoshopped purple hair, Nicole Richie decided to really take the plunge.

Taylor Swift

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Cutting your hair into a long bob is not a particularly drastic move for an average person. But if you’re T. Swift, it’s almost like losing a limb.

Britney Spears

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Though certainly not her most dramatic hair transformation, Spears’ dark auburn locks are a big change from her usual blonde ‘do.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Gyllenhaal has been sporting a pixie for a while now, so she is no stranger to drastic hairstyles. But she took her look one step further and debuted a new bleach-blonde chop at Cannes.

Kristen Wiig

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Do we see a trend here? First go short, then go blonde. This funny lady followed in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s footsteps with a chop, and a few months later, a bleach job.

Adam Levine

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The first guy to be added to our list, Adam Levine took to Instagram with his then-fiancée Behati Prinsloo to show the world his new bleach-blonde ‘do. Then he took to Twitter to tell all the haters, “I hope people understand that when they say my hair looks creepy, I take that as the highest compliment.” Which is weirdly, also kind of creepy. I guess we should say, “You’re welcome?”

Pippa Middleton

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Chopping off a few inches may not be considered a drastic hair transformation for just anybody, but Pippa is a near-royal. Plus, those Middleton sisters are known for their signature long, chocolate brown locks.

Anna Paquin

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So long, Sookie. Anna Paquin took to Twitter to ask her hubby and co-star Stephen Moyer if he was into her fulfilling her teen dream of being a mermaid (i.e. dying her hair purple). He quickly responded with “Wow wife… You look amazing.” Awww, True Blood love.

Emma Stone

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We thought Emma Stone couldn’t get any more gorgeous. Then she showed up at the Venice Film Festival with a freshly shorn bob that shows off her sexy neck and shoulders. Boom.