27 Celebrity Hair Changes To Inspire Your Autumn Update

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Back in the day, mood rings were our way of expressing how we really felt. Now, switching up our hair is how we outwardly display what's going on inside. If we're going through a stressful phase, it's all ponytails and grease-disguising headbands. If we're trying to bring sunshine into our lives, we make an appointment for highlights. And if we need a complete revamp, a transformative cut is on the to-do list.

Clearly our favourite celebs are itching for the latter in 2019. The year is almost at an end, and the stars have fully embraced the "new hair, who dis?" mantra. Between Kerry Washington's fresh and sassy chop, Rowan Blanchard's pixie cut, and Emilia Clarke's DIY dye job, there's plenty of hair inspiration for us to gawk over.

And if the hair updates ahead are any indication of the next few months, it's safe to say that the stars will be ending 2019 with a bang. Click through to see our favourite celebrity hair changes of the year so far.

Emilia Clarke went back to her roots (literally), bringing her formerly platinum-blonde hair — which she admitted was a pain in the butt to maintain — back to its natural, brunette shade for her Oscars red-carpet appearance. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/WireImage/Getty Images.
Charlize Theron hasn't had hair this dark since her role in Aeon Flux. Needless to say, she shocked us all when she showed up at to the Oscars red carpet with a polished, dark brown bob. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images.
Just before the Vanity Fair red carpet, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew pulled out the scissors to give Kerry Washington a "trim." The resulting pixie is giving us pixie dreams for our next salon appointment. Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images.
Karlie Kloss kicked off New York Fashion Week (and a new year) by shedding some inches. Her stylist Harry Josh cut seven inches off the model's hair, leaving her with a lob that dances right above her shoulder. PHoto: Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images.
For those blessed with curls, a textured fringe is easily the freshest, most flattering way to make a change for the new year. Just ask hairstylist Ted Gibson, who gave Sandra Oh a shaggy fringe that show off her glowing skin and bone structure. To shape the fringe perfectly, he cut her curls dry and styled the front pieces using his own Shooting Star Texture Meringue mousse. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images.
If you were having doubts about going platinum in 2019, Hilary Duff's latest dye job makes a convincing case to hit up your colourist. Celebrity stylists Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee took the actress' hair (which was already blonde) up a few notches with this bright icy colour. Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.
Amandla Stenberg tossed that "going lighter in the summer" rule out of the window when she dyed her formerly jet-black curls a shade of warm copper. Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images.
For some, a pixie cut is a hard "pass," but not for Rowan Blanchard. Celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps took the actress' shoulder-length strands into an edgy, Natalie Portman-inspired cut. Heaps tells Refinery29 that her famous client wanted to embrace a new year with a new look. Photo: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images.
Jamie Lee Curtis took monochromatic beauty to the next level when she showed up to the Golden Globes with her hair lifted to a wintery white shade to match her red-carpet gown. Previously, the star already had a gorgeous salt-and-pepper style, but this snowy colour is new for 2019. Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage.
We didn't expect Lady Gaga to kick off her Enigma tour with anything other than a bang. And she's had lots of fringes in the last few weeks with many different hair hues. First, it was lilac, then it was silver. And now, she's got cerulean blue hair. Her stylist Frederic Aspiras used a mix of temporary hair colour to get the look. What colour will she bless us with next? Photo: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage.

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