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 (although we wouldn't turn down rocking an adult mood ring, TBH). 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 favorite celebs are itching for the latter in 2019. We're halfway through the year, and the stars are fully embodying the "new hair, who dis?" mantra. Between Kerry Washington's fresh and sassy chop, Rowan Blanchard revealing a pixie cut on the Golden Globes red carpet, and Emilia Clarke's back-to-brown color change — there's already plenty of hair inspiration for us to gawk over.
And if the hair updates ahead are any indication of the year to come, it's safe to say that things are going to be changing a lot in the second half of 2019. Click through to see our favorite celebrity hair changes of the year so far.
At Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Beyoncé showed off a new two-toned hair color styled in long, glamorous Old Hollywood waves.
The bob has been dominating heads of the Hollywood elite, and Reese Witherspoon is the latest actress to get on board. She posted a Boomerang of her new shoulder-grazing cut by her stylist Lona Vigi.
In April, Scarlett Johansson showed off freshly highlighted hair and blonde extensions courtesy of her longtime colorist Emaly Baum.
Gina Rodriguez ushered in summer's hottest hair color, blonde balayage, after her wedding. The actress previously had long, jet-black hair that cascaded past her shoulders.
Taylor Swift made her return to music a colorful one, debuting her new single Me! with her ends dipped in hot pink hair dye. Soon after, Swift was spotted with her ends turned blue.
Kim Kardashian hopped on the year's hottest haircut trend: the bob. The KKW Beauty founder was spotted with her trademark brunette hair chopped into a perfectly symmetric cut.
Game of Thrones is over, and Maisie Williams went out with a bang. The actress, who dyed her hair purple for the season 8 premiere, recently switched her look again, turning her bangs and shoulder-length hair honey blonde.
After revealing a new blunt bob courtesy of Ashley Streicher, Mandy Moore told Access Live that her new look was not only about embracing her time off from work, but shedding dead weight in light of opening up about her former marriage to musician Ryan Adams.
Not too far behind on the bob trend was Kristen Bell. The actress debuted a sharp chin-length cut by Jenny Cho.
Logan Browning traded her shoulder-length curls for a short cut with curly bangs, also one of the year's buzziest cuts.
Pink hair has been popping up all over Hollywood, and Behati Prinsloo-Levine is the latest celebrity to take it for a spin. The model posed for an Instagram with rose-colored strands that look straight out of the '90s.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Before her appearance on Saturday Night Live, Halsey took a page out of David Bowie's book, coloring her hair Ziggy Stardust-red. And this isn't her first switch-up of the year, either. The singer went blonde for a short period of time before experimenting with this new Kool-Aid color.
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.
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Julianne Hough created her own version of 2019's biggest haircut trend: the shag. The actress posed on Instagram with her bob and bangs chopped in wispy layers. The cut was done by her longtime stylist, Riawna Capri. According to Capri, Goldie Hawn was the inspiration for her client's new look.
For those blessed with curls, textured bangs are easily the freshest, most flattering way to make a change for the new year. Just ask hairstylist Ted Gibson, who gave Sandra Oh shaggy bangs 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.
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If you were having doubts about going platinum in 2019, Hilary Duff's latest dye job makes a convincing case to hit up your colorist. Celebrity stylists Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee took the actress' hair (which was already blonde) up a few notches with this bright icy color.
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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.
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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.
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The blunt bob is here to stay — just ask Irina Shayk. The model walked the Golden Globes red carpet with a chin-length bob, courtesy of celebrity stylist Harry Josh, that made us want to run for scissors and chop all our hair off, too.
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 color is new for 2019.
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We didn't expect Lady Gaga to kick off her Enigma tour with anything other than a bang. And she's had several bangs 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 color to get the look. What color will she bless us with next?
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Hailey Baldwin entered 2019 with a new name and a new 'do to match. Her west-coast-trendy cotton candy pink locks are courtesy of Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood.
Jada Pinkett-Smith, queen of the tapered pixie cut, dyed her signature style platinum blonde. "When that Sandy blonde drip you used to rock in the '90s still goes hard," she captioned an Instagram selfie — further proving that when it comes to beauty, she can really do no wrong.
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