Reese Witherspoon's New Haircut Is Perfect For Summer

And all the other hair transformations so far this year.
By Katherine Singh, FLARE
Reese Witherspoon's New Haircut Is Perfect For Summer

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Whether they’re re-inventing themselves for a role, going for a post-baby or pre-wedding switch-up, or just pulling a Kylie Jenner (a.k.a. changing their hair colour the way some people change underwear), celebs from the A to Z lists are making some big hair decisions in 2019, and we can’t get enough of this of-the-minute hair inspiration. Here’s the lowdown on every major celeb hair transformation of 2019 so far. Stay tuned (and save this list for your stylist!) as we continue to update with our favourites—starting with Reese Witherspoon’s new look for the summer.

Reese Witherspoon

She’s going short, y’all! Actor and proud Southern belle Reese Witherspoon said “buh bye” to her long locks, debuting a summer-appropriate lob (long bob). “Thanks for my new summer cut @lonavigi,” the Big Little Lies actor wrote alongside an adorable video of her shaking out her new ‘do. Not only is Witherspoon’s new look seriously cute, but it makes her look even *more* like her mini-me, daughter Ava Phillipe.

January Jones

Another celeb has boarded the blunt bob train, in blonde. Actor January Jones debuted a sleek new chop on her Instagram, writing: “So I changed my mind again. @bridgetbragerhair you’re a dream.” Sharing a photo of Jones to her own account, hairstylist Bridget Brager encouraged other women to go for a bob, writing: “There is a bob style haircut for every woman–every hair type and face shape. If you have been teetering to make a big hair move … Fear not. Go for it! Make sure you bring inspiration pictures and thoroughly talk it out with your stylist. Get what you want!” Brager also shared that the star had been waiting for months to get the chop, sending her inspiration photos while she waited for her bangs to grow out. We’re betting at least one of those pics was of fellow blunt bob fan Kim K.

Kim Kardashian


Kim K just chopped off over half her hair, and we are so into it for summer. She went for a super sleek, super straight blunt bob, and it’s the ultimate hot weather hair move: short enough not to stick to your neck, long enough to do beach waves when you’re in the mood. It’s basically the same cut she and Khloé got last year, but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Gina Rodriguez

The Jane the Virgin star has a new, summer-appropriate ‘do—and we love her lighter, shorter locks. Rodriguez debuted a wavy layered cut and warm balayage colour on Instagram, where she captioned her post, “Nuggets and new do’s” (a reference to her cute tee) and credited celebrity stylists Grace Zip and Anh Co Tran.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain’s doing it all with her new hair: a shoulder-length bob and bangs! We’ve seen the Zero Dark Thirty actor work bangs in the past, but with the addition of the fresh trim, some outlets are calling this look the “hottest haircut of the summer.” Chastain debuted her fresh cut, courtesy of hair stylist Renato Campora, while promoting her new movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix in Mexico City.

Ariel Winter


The Modern Family star is part of a whole new world—the world of redheads, that is. In a not-so-subtle change, Winter went from black to “Disney red,” debuting her new, brighter hue on her Instagram. The comparison to another famous Ariel is very intentional. In a post to her social media, Winter struck a pose, captioning the photo, “part of yourrrrrr worrrrrld.”

Brie Larson

The Avengers: Endgame actor is proving that she’s not afraid to go for the chop with her new haircut. The actor debuted her new, sleek bob at the launch of MLH Sigil Fragrances on April 30. Posting a photo of the event to Instagram, Larson’s fresh locks are on full display as she poses beside a friend. The starlet captioned the photo: “Congrats to my sister @melindaleeholm on the launch of her product line #MLHSigil . I love watching you grow and I love supporting all the magic you bring into the world. Check out her stuff—it’s the best ever.”

Taylor Swift

Reese Witherspoon's New Haircut Is Perfect For Summer

Although Swift has been rocking pink since the iHeartRadio Awards, we finally got a good look at it yesterday as she bypassed paparazzi on her way into her NYC apartment. It also looks like she’s added more pink since the awards show, which is a fitting change since she’s been filling her Insta feed with pastel hues for a few months now.

Jason Momoa


Since his turn as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, Momoa has been the true moon of our lives. And his newest facial hair change-up is no exception. Permanently saying goodbye to both Drogo and Aquaman, Momoa shocked fans by shaving off his trademark beard to draw awareness to his collaboration with Ball Corporation, an earth-friendly packaging company. He documented the whole process on his YouTube page, and called on his fans to make a switch to “infinitely recyclable aluminum.” Posting the video on Instagram, Momoa wrote: “I’m SHAVING this beast off, It’s time to make a change. A change for the better… for my kids, your kids, the world. Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet.”

Camila Mendes

Well, Veronica Lodge has officially left the building (for now). Mendes, who plays Lodge on Riverdale, turned in her darker ‘do for a return to her lighter brown roots. No easy feat. In an Instagram post hair colourist Matt Rez said the process of removing Veronica’s trademark blue-black colour took six hours (!) in order to keep “the integrity of [Mendes] hair.” In addition to the new colour, the actor also traded in her sleek TV hair for a shaggier cut by Buddy Porter.

Cole Sprouse


Another Riverdale star with a hair change! The actor, who plays Riverdale‘s resident “weirdo” Jughead, shed his raven locks in favour of his natural sandy blonde.

Demi Lovato

Just in time for spring, the “Cool for the Summer” singer debuted her new chopped locks, rocking a stylish lob on Instagram. Sharing her new look to her followers, Lovato captioned a photo: “New hair wassupppp.”

Rachel Brosnahan

Brosnahan, who plays Midge in The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, just took her signature raven locks to a fresh shade of dirty blonde. Colourist Kitty Greller created the new shade for the actor, which actually isn’t all that new—Brosnahan’s natural hair colour is actually blonde. We’re hoping this means another badass story arc for Midge where she rebels against the comedy patriarchy, but we won’t know for sure until season three premieres later this year.

Bella Hadid


Apparently for a shoot with photographer Mert Alas, the younger Hadid sister dyed her signature brown locks a lighter shade of honey blonde. And if you thought she was copying Gigi, think again. Bella’s natural hair colour is also blonde. She’s known for changing up her length, but this colour change is brand new for the model. We’ll see if it sticks.

Miley Cyrus

Never one to shy away from a big hair change, the recently married singer went for the ultimate throwback. Cyrus’s beachy long locks and bangs pay homage to Hannah Montana, the iconic character she played from 2006 to 2011, and gave us all kinds of nostalgia. The singer debuted her new chop on her Insta stories and a series of posts to Twitter. Could she be hinting at an upcoming revival of this Disney channel character?

Mandy Moore


Looks like the This Is Us star got a fresh, springtime chop, courtesy of longtime hairstylist and friend, Ashley Streicher. Moore is also a Garnier ambassador, so she made a change to her colour, too, taking it back to brunette and getting rid of her blonde highlights.

Charlize Theron

According to the Insta post above, stylist Adir Abergel changed Theron’s hair colour earlier on with the help of Tracey Cunningham, but went in for the chop just hours before she was due on the red carpet. That’s some stylist-client trust right there, and the tone and cut paired perfectly with her ice-blue Dior gown.

Emilia Clarke

There was a ton of buzz surrounding this colour change after rumours circulated that Clarke achieved it herself with (gasp) a box dye kit. But her hairstylist Jenny Cho cleared things up with this Insta post, shouting out Nicola Clarke for the colour. We understand that inclination towards brunette, especially if Clarke is trying to separate herself from her role as the platinum-haired Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones.

Kerry Washington


When hair stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew saw Washington’s Schiaparelli dress for the Vanity Fair after party, she immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn. And that, of course, meant a pixie cut. Just hours before the party, she posted this cryptic Insta of the back of an unknown person’s head, and we now know it’s Washington, getting a fresh, Audrey-inspired chop.

Karlie Kloss

Right before New York Fashion Week, and just months after her wedding, the model’s stylist Harry Josh cut a whopping seven inches off her hair. It looks fresh and pretty, and the texture and layers make it stand out amongst all the blunt chops celebs seem to be favouring.

Kendall Jenner


Just about every woman has at some point flirted with the idea of bangs, a face-framing plunge Kendall Jenner decided to update her long, shiny brown locks with. Trimmed by her good pal, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, the model debuted her new wispy, eyebrow-skimming fringe on Insta with a photo and two videos. Her caption: “yes, no, maybe so?”—and we’re definitely feeling a major “yes.”

Hailey Bieber

Taking inspo from the Pink Ladies’ Frenchy, Baldwin debuted a new pink ’do to kick off the new year, dying her usually blonde hair a bubblegum pink. This isn’t the newlywed’s first foray in to pastels. She first rocked pink hair at last year’s Met Gala (with then-boyfriend Shawn Mendes on her arm), giving off major couple-goals and major hair goals.

It may be a different year, and she may have a different beau (and last name—at least on IG), but some things remain the same: Baldwin is definitely still pretty in pink.

Zac Efron


In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it change, Efron debuted his ice-blonde look in a series of posts to his Instagram. The actor is no novice when it comes to quirky hair changes. If anything, 2018 was the year of hair-raising styles for the Baywatch star, with the actor trying out multiple looks, including a very interesting striped-beard/frosted tips combo (thanks to his upcoming role in The Beach Bum).

Chris Messina

According to a tweet by Good Morning America producer Tony Morrison, Messina’s golden-locks switch-up is most likely work-related. The actor is set to star in the upcoming DC film Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) as villain Victor Zsasz. If that’s the case, let’s just say he makes being bad look real good.

Lady Gaga

We’re gaga over this look! The A Star Is Born actor opted for a bold new ’do for her first walk on the Golden Globes red carpet, taking her normally blonde mane from frosted to frosty blue. Never one to shy away from a bold fashion statement, the singer matched her new blue locks to her periwinkle gown, which gave everyone major Judy Garland vibes, completing a head-to-toe look worthy of a star.


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