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Kim Kardashian

Never can anyone say that the reality star isn’t willing to put some effort into something.

For the 2022 Met Gala, Kardashian had to fit into one of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous gowns, so she adhered to a strict no-carb, no-sugar diet and lost 16 pounds in three weeks.

According to Kardashian, it was a tremendous challenge. “Like playing a role, I was committed to fitting.”

The 41-year-old continued, “I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict. I also wore a sauna suit twice a day to run on the treadmill.”

Kardashian gave her trademark dark tresses a platinum blonde makeover to complete her Marilyn transformation, which she wore until she debuted a honey color in early December.

Ariana Grande

In October, Grande showed off her newly lighter hair in an Instagram post with the cheeky caption, “new earrings.” The actress, who is portraying Glinda the Good Witch in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, pulled her hair back into a low ponytail to show off her new look.

Dixie D’Amelio

This year, the TikTok star’s biggest move took place in real life.

At the Harper’s Bazaar Global Icons Party in September, D’Amelio shocked her audience by flaunting her freshly shaven head. The influencer uploaded a YouTube video detailing her remarkable transformation before walking the red carpet.

The 21-year-old said, “I’ve wanted to do this since sixth grade. “I simply want to start over. We’ll make it a brief moment.”

However, D’Amelio had to remind herself of this before going ahead with the buzz cut.

Everyone I’ve told thinks it’s going to be dope, she continued. “And who cares if someone doesn’t like it? I merely desire to be a cool girl.”

Aubrey Plaza

At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 13th Annual Governors Awards in November, the White Lotus star joined the movement that asserts that blondes are more fun.

On the red carpet, Plaza told Variety that she lightened her hair in preparation for her upcoming part in Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis.

Ireland Baldwin

Do things that make you nervous.

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According to internal guidance, the model debuted a platinum blonde buzzcut in August.

Baldwin wrote in the caption of the Instagram photos, “Don’t tell me I won’t do something because I will,” and added, “buzzed by @hairmettle,” tagging Hannah Bonetti, her hairstylist.

The 26-year-old explained on her Instagram Stories that starting at the age of 17, “years of bleach, modeling, and bulls-t” destroyed her hair.

It’s time for a restart or refresh, Baldwin said. “I’ve wanted to do this forever, but I’ve always been afraid. Now that I don’t care what other people think, I feel more attractive than ever.

Chase Stokes

The “B” in John B. appears to stand for a buzzcut.

In an Instagram post honoring his 30th birthday from September, the Outer Banks star debuted a brand-new hairdo. Stokes is pictured in the picture posing in front of a mirror and resting his hand on his shaved head.

Kendall Jenner

This appearance was sultry.

On February 4 during Milan Fashion Week, Jenner brought her trademark supermodel strut to the Prada runway—but with a noticeable difference.

The 26-year-old adopted a ginger hair color and wore it slicked back in an updo with a lot of gel to complete her otherworldly look. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star matched her fiery hair with cooler tones by donning a silver see-through skirt, gray Mary Jane heels, and a navy belted puffer.

Although Jenner’s new color was initially brought on by work obligations, she wore auburn hair until May.

JoJo Siwa

In a year full of changes, the YouTuber had the most hairstyle changes of all. In a September TikTok, Siwa experimented with mullets, mohawks, and a chop that saw her ditch her trademark ponytail in favor of a pixie cut.

The 19-year-old admitted in the video that her then-girlfriend Avery Cyrus was in charge of cutting her hair short.

“Each time, I was extremely frightened, but you know what? Eventually, it must arrive “Siwa laughed. “We simply continued.” Siwa claimed that although the haircut was initially “a little janky,” it ultimately “turned out amazing.”

Jonathan Van Ness

Believe it or not, the Queer Eye star debuted their own makeover and revealed a 35-pound weight loss.

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In an August TikTok, Van Ness revealed, “I started seeing a nutritionist back in April,” showcasing their physical transformation. “The thing is, I wanted to alter my body size because of my career and gymnastics. I yearned to accomplish more things and feel better.”

After that, the 35-year-old gave anyone embarking on their own personal health journeys some relatable advice. They repeated, adding sarcastically, “So, now I’m a slut. If you’re thinking about it or you’re getting super frustrated, it took me three weeks for anything to change.”

Patrick Dempsey

When the Grey’s Anatomy alum appeared at the D23 Expo in September, he had platinum blonde hair and was virtually unrecognizable. Dempsey revealed to Variety that he dyed his hair to play race car driver Piero Taruffi in the new Ferrari film while he was in attendance to promote Disenchanted and receive the Disney Legend award.

The 56-year-old said, “I’m known for my hair,” acknowledging that his lighter hair may not be popular with fans. who favor his distinctively dark hair. Many people who don’t really know how to embrace it have been severely jacked up by this, he joked. “They either love it or they don’t.”

When his wife Jillian Dempsey made the revelation that he had shaved his head “to eliminate” the lighter hair, Dempsey was already sporting a new appearance by December. She captioned a black-and-white video of the celebrity buzzing off his locks with a pair of clippers, “Change is good!”

Doja Cat

The singer shaved her eyebrows off and debuted her new buzzcut on Instagram Live in July after confessing that she “never liked” having hair.

The 26-year-old said, “I just can’t believe that it took me this long to be like, ‘Shave your f—king head,'” adding that she was “obsessed” with her new hairstyle.

I feel like I was never supposed to have hair anyway, she said.

Eiza Gonzalez

The 32-year-old actress debuted her new bleached blonde hairstyle at the film’s London premiere in March, just one day after attending the Berlin premiere of her movie Ambulance with her trademark brunette locks.

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Gonzalez told OnDemand Entertainment at the occasion, “I just hear that blonds have more fun, so I just had to do it!

KJ Apa

Apa debuted a new hairstyle on Instagram in July, giving up the longer red hair he wears on the hit CW series in favor of a brunette buzzcut, shocking Riverdale fans. In contrast to his usually clean-shaven appearance on the show, the 25-year-old was also sporting stubble.

“Reset. one quick motion, “In the photo’s caption, Apa made a reference to his upcoming film Reset.

Maddie Baillio

Ballio stated in a November interview with People that she started her health journey while she was filming Cinderella with Camila Cabello and has since lost 150 pounds, or “more than half,” of what she once weighed.

Ballio admitted, “I couldn’t keep up with the choreography. “I kept gasping for air. For me, we’d have to start filming the scene again and again.”

Ballio attributed her weight loss to walking in her free time, gradually increasing her daily walking time from 30 minutes to two hours, doing hot yoga, and switching to a vegan diet.

She stepped on the scale, and she reflected, “I had control over my body, and that was inspiring to see that I had control over something.”

The Broadway star has found the most satisfaction in watching her “physical stamina” advance.

The shifting mentality, according to Ballio, is what inspires her. “I wanna play my dream roles on Broadway that have nothing to do with my weight. And I definitely see it going that direction.”

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