- Dyeing your hair, no matter what, is a big decision. Going platinum blonde is even more intense – it takes hours and can be expensive.
- But if a big change is what you’re looking for, this is your best bet. Just look at these 28 celebrities who have bleached their hair.
- From Taylor Swift to Kanye West, these celebs have tried out new platinum ‘dos.
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But platinum blonde is a colour that will always be cool. It’s why so many celebrities have tried it for themselves, no matter their original colour. It’s the best way to completely change your look.
Although you might not have the time and money (or guts) to peroxide your entire head, these 28 celebs took the plunge.
James Charles publicly debuted his new colour at the MTV VMAs, after revealing he dyed it for a YouTube video.
Jonah Hill has experimented with his hair colour in the past year, including dyeing his hair platinum.
Hill first debuted hot pink hair in June 2018, and it was a radical departure for him. But over the last year or so, Hill has dabbled with platinum, letting his roots grow out, and other colours.
“I knew he had his own style – he does what he wants and doesn’t care,” Hill’s hairstylist Jason Schneidman told Refinery29.
Hill’s “21 Jump Street” co-star Channing Tatum channeled early-2000s Eminem with his new colour and cut.
Tatum unveiled the look on his Instagram story, asking his followers if the new ‘do was a good idea or not. At the time of writing, his 17.1 million followers are split pretty evenly with 58% calling it a bad idea and 42% in favour.
Zac Efron officially debuted his new shade at Sundance Film Festival after hinting about the change on Instagram.
Efron, fresh off the buzz from his upcoming role as famed serial killer Ted Bundy in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” debuted a new look at the Sundance Film Festival.
Though some speculated that the he changed the colour for a new role, that’s not the case. In his own words, “It’s just for life, bro.”
Chris Messina debuted his new platinum ‘do at the 2019 Golden Globes.
Messina, who attended the ceremony in support of his Golden Globes-nominated series “Sharp Objects,” debuted a new look on the red carpet – namely, an almost-white head of hair.
Although he hasn’t confirmed the reason for the change yet, the internet has come to the conclusion that it’s probably for his role as VictorZsasz in the upcoming “Birds of Prey” movie, also starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ewan McGregor.
Kim Kardashian, along with the rest of her famous family, is no stranger to wigs, but she dyed her hair platinum (for the first time) in March 2015.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star dyed her hair platinum blonde for the first time in March 2015, after revealing her husband, Kanye West, had been asking her to go blonde for a while.
She’s gone back to the shade a few times since then, but mainly sticks to her signature long dark locks.
Ansel Elgort has been steadily lightening his hair, but this bleached look was a radical change.
“Baby Driver” star Elgort has been going lighter since September 2018, but he still managed to shock people when he kicked it up a notch and went platinum in December. He showed off the new shade at a Knicks game.
George Clooney soaked his hair in peroxide after losing a bet back in 1998.
Kylie Jenner is another member of the family who has decided to try out the platinum lifestyle.
Jenner regularly switches up her hair – at this point she’s been almost every colour of the rainbow. Usually it’s with wigs or extensions, but she revealed on Snapchat in 2016 that she took the plunge and dyed her naturally dark hair a bright blonde. The process took an entire day, which is the healthiest and least painful way to transform your locks.
Another member of the extended Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kanye West, has tried his hand at the blonde life.
Taylor Swift debuted her bleached hair at Coachella in 2016, but the change really blew up at the Met Gala that year.
It didn’t take much work to lighten the “Reputation” singer’s already-blonde hair, but it’s still a drastic shift – her look at the Met Gala was distinctly punk rock.
The hair is so iconic that the colour was mentioned in “Dress,” a song off Swift’s album “Reputation,” in which she sings “Nights back when you met me/Your buzz cut and my hair bleached,” perhaps referencing the Met Gala – the night she reportedly met future beau (now ex) Tom Hiddleston.
Since bleaching his naturally brown hair in July 2018, Pete Davidson has pivoted to a bright blue.
Since their break-up, the “SNL” comedian dyed his hair multiple colours, but is back to his natural brown now.
Zendaya’s hair is versatile, but this platinum pixie cut was a big departure from her usual style.
Zendaya has rocked mullets, Afros, and braids, but usually sticks to brunette. At the 2017 Fashion Awards, she debuted a blonde pixie cut, sharing with her Instagram followers “A platinum blonde pixie tonight cause why not?”
“Game of Thrones” fans are used to seeing Emilia Clarke with icy blonde hair, but she usually wore a wig for the show. For the last season, she went blonde for real.
There was a time when Clarke was unrecognizable without her Targaryen blonde hair, but as she starred in more movies with her natural hair, we got used to it.
However, in September 2017, Clarke revealed on Instagram that she dyed her hair platinum, writing “Mother of dragons meet Emilia, Emilia meet mother of dragons.”
Adam Levine has switched back and forth between his natural brown and bleach blonde hues.
The most recent blonde iteration was inspired by Levine’s wife, Behati Prinsloo, in January 2018. The Maroon 5 singer told Jimmy Kimmel that his “wife loves it when I do it,” adding “Why would you do anything that would put you in a less than advantageous position when it came to the person you want to want to sleep with you?!”
When Katy Perry debuted this silver-blonde look, fans were more shocked about the haircut than the colour.
The reason for the cut, however, was revealed in an interview Perry did on the Viceland series “The Therapist,” where she explained that she was having trouble connecting to her authentic self, Katheryn Hudson (her real name). “I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson that I don’t even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes,” she said.
The “Small Talk” songstress told W Magazine that she feels “liberated” since chopping off her hair.
Justin Bieber is a natural dirty blonde, but the shift to platinum was a big change for the singer.
Solange showed off new platinum braids at a fashion show in 2017.
Solange and her sister Beyoncé have both been blonde before, but this platinum look is new. Solange debuted the new shade at a fashion show in September 2017, and kept it for a few months before switching back to her natural shade.
Justin Timberlake’s 2002 platinum ‘do from his NSYNC days is still iconic.
Timberlake has been his natural brunette for over a decade now, but his blonde ‘do was memorable to say the least.
Jared Leto is no stranger to a makeover, but after he went platinum, he was almost unrecognizable.
In recent years, Leto has been known to rock long brown waves and a big, bushy beard. But in 2015, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman shocked everyone by shaving his beard, chopping off his luscious locks, and dyeing them platinum blonde.
The cut and colour were to prepare for his role as the Joker in “Suicide Squad” – he later dyed his hair green.
Anne Hathaway switched up her signature brown hair for the 2013 Met Gala.
Hathaway had never done anything so drastically different hair-wise before the Met Gala in 2013, and hasn’t since.
“I’ve wanted to do it forever and this was really good timing,” she told Allure on the red carpet.
Riz Ahmed opted to keep his eyebrows and facial dark when he dyed his hair.
Miley Cyrus has been platinum blonde for a while, so it’s easy to forget how unexpected it was when she showed off a blonde mohawk for the first time.
For the first few years of her career, Cyrus kept her hair in the light-brown to honey-blonde range. But in 2012, right before she became “‘Bangerz’-era Miley,” she bleached her hair and lobbed most of it off.
Charlie Puth changed up his look while touring for his album, “Voicenotes.”
Puth looked like a different person after he dyed his hair. Before this change, Puth was mainly known for his eyebrows – a scar on his right eyebrow looks almost like he shaved a design into it. In reality, he was attacked by a dog when he was just two years old.
But after this June 2018 dye job, we’re sure people forgot all about his brows.
Jennifer Lawrence frequently switches between blonde and brunette, but this silver-blonde shade was arguably one of her best looks.
Lawrence first broke out for her role in “Winter’s Bone,” in which she’s dirty blonde. She went dark for her role as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” and then went back to blonde for other movie roles, and so on and so on. But she normally kept to warm tones.
G-Eazy bleached his hair during summer 2018.
G-Eazy showed off his new ‘do at the 2018 ESPYs. The “No Limit” rapper kept the blonde for a few months – even dyeing half of it back to black for his Halloween costume – but has since returned to a darker hue.
Zoë Kravitz said that her blonde hair inspired her to take more makeup risks.
“Yeah, [the colour] does change the game a little bit, but I think I like the red lip even more now with the blonde hair. It has kind of a bombshell-y thing to it. A dark, more dramatic brow is something I’m more into now; it used to be a little overpowering with the dark hair,” she said.
Even though we know Leighton Meester best as a brunette, she’s naturally a blonde — but not this blonde.
The story of how Meester had to dye her naturally blonde hair dark to snag the role of “Gossip Girl’s” Blair Waldorf might be common knowledge now, but it’s still jarring to see her with light hair – especially this shade.
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