If you’ve been thinking of changing up your hair during quarantine, you are not alone. A lot of people have had the urge to do something drastic to their locks during the pandemic. Vox noted that people doing “something kind of wild to their hair in isolation” has even become a social media trend.
The best celebrity hair transformations during quarantine
Hair transformations during quarantine aren’t just about the Instagram likes though. Mental health counselor Dr. Danielle Forshee told Elite Daily that changing up your hairstyle “during a transition period” is symbolic of “a new start,” and quarantine has certainly marked a new way of life for people all over the world.
It’s no wonder that so many people are choosing to make radical changes to their hair, from neon dye jobs to major haircuts, in many cases carrying out the makeovers themselves.
Taylor Swift went for a subtle hair transformation during quarantine
Taylor Swift didn’t go for a dramatic hair transformation during quarantine, but, in this case, less is definitely more. Swift showed off her trademark blonde locks in an Instagram photo in May 2020, revealing pink and blue highlights.
While Swift made her celebrity hair transformation debut in the photo, the real purpose of the post was to promote her City of Lover concert, which aired on ABC before hitting streaming platforms Hulu and Disney+.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler transformed her hair for an important cause
While many celebs are undergoing hair transformations during quarantine just because they can, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler decided to chop off her long locks for an important cause. She debuted a stunning new bob on Instagram in May 2020, revealing that she cut off her hair on her birthday not just to mark the event but to also benefit those in need.
Sigler donated her hair to the BeYOUtiful foundation which, according to its Instagram bio, is a “community created for women of all ages defying the odds against cancer.”
The organization’s hair donation guidelines promise to use donations for “those in need.” Sigler had been growing her hair out for two years, saying that the hair she cut off represented two years worth of “physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.”
Hilary Duff’s hair got a bright update during quarantine
Hilary Duff has been known for her signature blonde hair ever since she was a kid and captured our hearts in Casper Meets Wendy. She’s rocked the blonde hair throughout her career, bringing her trademark locks to shows like Lizzie McGuire, Gossip Girl, and Younger.
In quarantine though, Duff decided to make a big change and transformed her hair from blonde to blue. Duff debuted the blue look on Instagram in April 2020, but it turns out this was not a DIY job.
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Bubba, thanks for forcing me to go on that walk with you today(last year) I love you so much♥️ I will always choose sandwiches and 8 pm bedtimes over fancy date nights …. over and over again. My best friend, lover, and papa bear that can not be rivaled…it’s always been you
Duff’s husband, Matthew Koma, later revealed on Instagram Live that he had been the one to dye the celeb’s hair. “I do a lot of stuff around the house,” he said (via People).
Kylie Jenner decided to go for a more natural hair transformation while in quarantine
Kylie Jenner‘s quarantine transformation wasn’t so much of a makeover as a makeunder. While we’re used to seeing the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star glammed up and sporting different wigs, Jenner decided to use quarantine as a time to give her hair a break.
In an Instagram Live in April 2020, Jenner said that she was taking a break from her wigs and letting her natural light brown hair shine. She also decided to opt out of fake nails and false eyelashes for a while — definitely a different look for the celeb. Jenner said she “just felt like this is such a good time to let your hair out, and your nails out, no lashes.”
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