What A Difference Bangs Make: Do You Recognize These Celebrities Without Their Signature Look?

November 6, 2015  |  
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When these celebrities stepped out without their signature looks, we had to do a double take. Did you recognize them all at first glance?

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande with red hair and no ponytail? She looks like an entirely different person.

Zooey Deschanel

When you think of Zooey Deschanel, you think of a brunette with bangs. So when she ditched all that to be a blonde for a while, everyone was taken aback.


Amber Rose

Without her signature short and platinum ‘do, we had to look hard a few times to recognize Amber Rose.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe’s bouffant is so much a part of her signature style that she looks unrecognizable (but beautiful) in this stripped-down Instagram look.

Andrew Garfield

Spider-Man Star Andrew Garfield looked nothing like himself at the Toronto Film Festival when he swapped his familiar baby face for this very full beard.

Kim Kardashian

Remember back in March when Kim Kardashian made everyone do a double take over the blonde on Kanye’s arm?

Miley Cyrus

It’s hard to recognize any star at first glance without their eyebrows, but it’s especially hard with Miley Cyrus’s bleached brows.

Gwen Stefani

We didn’t realize how much of a signature look Gwen Stefani’s classic red lip and braces were — until we saw her without them.

Lupita Nyong’o

We love that Lupita Nyong’o is growing out her hair. Still, it took us a moment to realize this was the Kenyan stunner.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry has been rocking shoulder-length brunette locks for quite some time. So when she posted this Wonderland cover to her Instagram page, we had to look twice to be sure it was her.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon looked as adorable as ever when she tried brunette locks for a change. But would you recognize her if she passed you on the street?


Beyoncé could probably never look unrecognizable to fans, but this cropped look was a big departure from her signature look.

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