What Is That On Your Head?! Celebrity Hairstyle Changes Fans Weren’t Feeling

March 25, 2015  |  
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When we make the decision to do something drastic to our hair as everyday people, the most resistance to our new look may come from a shocked boyfriend or an old-fashioned parent. But for celebrities who want to try something new, if the look is too far from what fans are used to, they’ll go ALL the way in. Here are nine times where the public gave a big thumbs down to the new hairstyles of the stars.

Keke Palmer

When Keke Palmer cut her hair, she thought she was moving away from her childhood innocence and into grown and se*y adulthood. (I know how that goes from firsthand experience because I pulled this same stunt after college.) But her fans weren’t feeling the new look, or the facial piercings she was proudly displaying with the bold cut and color. She has since reverted back to very long, very dark hair, and removed most pictures of this look from her Instagram account.

Kim Kardashian

Looks like Kanye’s taken full creative direction of his doll wife, Kim K. She is now rocking a platinum blonde hue lighter than the caramel blond look she donned after breaking up with Reggie Bush. This look, as artsy as it is, isn’t representative of the Kim K. we all know (and some love to hate). Back to black for you, girl. No pun intended.

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Wiz Khalifa

Well…pastel hair colors are what’s hot right now. Wiz Khalifa debuted his bright purple locs after separating from Amber Rose, and many fans thought it was a cry for help. Nope! He kept the look going for a few months but had a change of heart and lightened his locs to a sandy brown.


Shocked is one way to describe the Beyhive’s reaction to Beyoncé’s baby bangs. The too-short fringe was a style misstep. No one liked this look. Beyoncé probably didn’t even like it either!


Rihanna is always giving us a new, experimental, avant-garde style to inspire our wild sides.  But when she chose to debut a more natural look last summer, it was met with a cool response. Once the Joseline Hernandez comparisons started poppng up, RiRi quickly and quietly moved on to another look.

Kerry Washington

Aside from appearing nearly unrecognizable on the cover of Lucky magazine, Washington’s hairstyle didn’t look nearly as wispy and relaxed as the staff and star intended it to.

NeNe Leakes

Nene Leakes took us back to our childhood with her choppy bowl cut. The length. The bang. The odd precision. The color variance. This messy bob ended up being the talk of the Internet for at least a week, and it secured its place in meme history.


Normally, Kelis creates as much hair envy for people as Tracee Ellis Ross. As colorful as she is, this unicorn-meets-sea-urchin look didn’t resonate with many fans. But leave it to Kelis to not care and celebrate her unique style.


Viola Davis

When Viola Davis revealed her TWA a few years ago on the Oscar red carpet, she showed us that natural hair at any length (and in any color) is glamorous! But Viola in wigs is a no-go. Natural hair suits her best!

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