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Usually when we talk about celebrity hair transformations we’re referring to big changes—like Kim Kardashian’s cameo as a platinum blonde—and some of these are glorious, but the best hair transformations aren’t necessarily about going to extremes. Sometimes a few inches off the length, a new bang, or a tonal shift can provide stunning results. Click the notes for pictures of the best celebrity hair makeovers of 2015. –– Laura Martin 

Kim Kardashian (images at top) is one of those celebrities that has a signature look and rarely ventures outside of it. Her venture into blonde territory was a shock and a delight. I wonder what she’d look like as a redhead?

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(both images: Rex Features)

Nicole Richie has really embraced the rainbow hair trend, but she keeps it soft, feminine, and surprisingly sophisticated. Both of these looks were stunning, and despite similar length they look and feel very different.

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(, instagram)

Hillary Duff has just started looking like a grown up, but sometimes she can look a little too adult, ya know? Her new bob is sophisticated by youthful. She looks great!

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Jennifer Lawrence has worn many different versions of the bob, but her voluminous platinum lob was probably my favorite. It shows off how truly stunning she is, and makes her baby blues pop!

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Dakota Johnson started the year with a long chocolatey mane and it looked great, but her new lighter, softer style is just as sexy and a bit more fun. She’s so stunning she could probably wear just about anything.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter  @LarMarStyle   

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