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The Best Celebrity Hair Transformations of 2017 (S...

The Best Celebrity Hair Transformations of 2017 (So Far)

Four months into 2017 and our favorite celebrities are changing the way we define hair goals thanks to their ability to endlessly transform.

While some celebs decided to change their everyday look, others revved up the ante by rocking fiery colors and sexy AF cuts.  pin-pointing us to the latest Spring and Summer trends. With these new hair transformations, 2017 has officially become the year where the dial on “I-ain’t-playing-fair” has been all the way turned up.

Get inspiration on the best hairstyles for black women and for your next IG-ready hairstyle with this list of our favorite transformations so far!

Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland is the real black Barbie, and she doesn’t need long hair to prove it. After giving birth to her son, Titan, Kelly finessed her motherhood glow with shoulder length hair. But now that she’s on her Whoa Baby! book tour, Kelly decided to switch it up with a wavy bob accompanied with bangs. This new look frames Kelly’s face to perfection!

Monica

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Who could walk out of Monica’s life when she looks like R&B royalty? While some artists from the ‘90s have taken a questionable route with their style, Monica continues to age like Benjamin Button. This year, Monica traded in her blue and sometimes, red-dyed pixie cut hair, for a blonde bob. And she looked even cuter than the pictured Easter bunny.

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki has had one jam-packed 2017 already. From dropping her deadweight boyfriend, Meek Mill, to (barely) dodging the heat of the century from Remy Ma, Nicki has been able to keep it on cute through it all. The rapper went on a trip to the Caribbean with her girls for her birthday earlier this year and slayed with a cornrowed updo. Then, she had us all gag collectively when she not only dropped three tracks in one night, but dropped her weave down to 30 inches of Indian straight slayage.

Amandla Stenberg

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We first met Amandla Stenberg and her gorgeous curls, when she appeared in The Hunger Games film series. Years later, we’ve witnessed her appear in a vignette of Beyoncé’s poignant Lemonade, become an activist for women’s rights and chop off all her hair. Did we mention she dyed it too? Making us note, busy girls always have time to have a bomb hairstyle.

Gabrielle Union

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❤ #beingmaryjane

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Gabrielle Union knows how to make hubby Dwayne Wade and her followers do a double take with her impeccable beauty, grace and ever-changing hairstyles. This year, the Being Mary Jane actress decided to wear her natural hair in spiral curls and the internet went bananas.

Kerry Washington

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If you’re a Kerry Washington fan (who isn’t?), you’ve probably seen her sport long, cushiony curls that would make you search for the nearest sugar daddy to buy you a pack of bundles. If that’s not an option for you, Kerry graced us with an alternative look that perfectly fit her heart-shaped face. The Olivia Pope actress appeared at the PGA Awards in a bone straight chin-length bob that made her fans gush that it was the definition of beauty. We couldn’t agree more.

Letoya Luckett

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#Cirocbrunch #empowered Pic by || @elisenhillman

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Happy Easter my L❤️ves!! Body jewelry by || @jacquieaiche

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This Destiny’s Child alum turned actress always makes us go ga-ga over her hair. Before taking it up a notch with finger waves, Letoya was rocking a long hair, don’t care style with swoop bangs. Now, her new style makes us want to trim down our hair and swirl it with our favorite mousse so we won’t have to live vicariously through her anymore.

SZA

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Last night was weird lol

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If Disney ever needs to cast a Black Rapunzel, SZA would be the woman for the job. Known for her sultry voice and thick, long hair, SZA’s tresses are a part of her celebrity identity. This year, however, she decided to try something new and we’re here for it. SZA became #cornrowbae when she showed off her hair intricately styled in braids.

Cassie

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#andifitaintbrokethendonttrytofixit @larryjarahsims @beautybyrokael @marcelocantuphoto

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"Hard to tell if you wanna stay..." #DPiS soon

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It all started with a shaved side and styled long hair that made everyone, everywhere, make a beeline to the hairdresser for the same look. Since then, Cassie has been known to deliver iconic hair transformations that have always been worth the risk. The songstress has now taken on the pastel trend and, of course, still looks flawless. To achieve a similar style read our article on how to get a bold new hair color here.

Teyana Taylor

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When I'm tryna fix myself and @chrissmith500 take da 🔥 pic lol 😂😂😂 #Cavs #4

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Young LeeLoo why u trapping so hard 🔥

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Teyana Taylor has been our hair inspiration for years: from her signature big deep waves when she was a teenager to the sleek looks she slays now. After the birth of her daughter, the singer rocked a Halle Berry a la Boomerang cut  that gave us life, as seen in the before picture above. Now, as she continues to balance motherhood, marriage and an unstoppable career, Teyana thought it would be cute to snatch our edges out with this blunt bob that birthed the current auburn trend we’ve spotted on a ton of celebs. One word: Zamn.

We gotta ask -- who has had the best hair transformation so far? Was there anyone we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Drea

    27 August

    Letoya Luckett had the best transformation! Then Monica... I enjoyed them all.

  2. Rakis on Collins

    3 September

    Great collection of transformations. My favorite here is Monica's.

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