5 Celebrities Who Say Changing Their Hair Changed Their Lives

It’s strange how a hairstyle can convey a certain attitude, lifestyle or mood – but somehow it can. These 5 celebrities have all said that they noticed huge changes in their lives just by cutting their hair off or dying it a different colour. Some actively decided to change their lives around the same time as the hair change, while others noticed how people reacted differently to them after they decided to opt for something new.

Miley Cyrus

Miley says cutting her hair short gave her confidence: “No one would have planned a haircut to change my life. I didn’t plan a haircut to change my life. I just cut my hair and then it really changed my life. There’s something about having no hair that… screams being confident… When I cut my hair, I did my first Maxim cover where I got No. 1 (in the magazine’s annual hot list). And it wasn’t about me being the sexiest. It was about the fans voting. But it’s something I loved. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Maxim cover with a girl with short hair.”

Amy Adams

Amy was shocked at how her career changed after she dyed her hair red: “I’ve had red hair for the past four years. Before that I never thought of being anything but blonde. There was a definite shift in my life when I decided to go red. When you’re blonde, people associate it all with being flirty. With red hair, suddenly you’re quirky.”



When she cut her hair short for the first time in 2008, Rihanna says she decided to change her style and sound too: “When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed.”

Pamela Anderson

Pamela cut her hair in to a pixie cut and says it helped her personal life: ”This haircut convinced a lot more people. It has struck a chord. It amazes me – even in love – how it’s changed everything and encouraged real soul connections, less superficiality. I told Paul Desmarre of Christophe Salon Beverly Hills to come to my house later and cut it. Three hours later and voila! Not to get too personal, but it really helped me get out of a ‘situation’ that was not right, no matter how hard I wanted to believe otherwise. My family and dearest friends didn’t bat an eye. I’m surprised we’re even talking about this and at all the attention it’s generated. I’m grateful, though; the response has been shockingly positive.”


Christina Hendricks

Christina used to model before becoming an actress and was surprised by how a hair colour changed how people saw her:  ”When I first started modelling I was blonde. Then I got a job and they wanted to do my hair bright red. I’d always wanted to, but the head of my agency was like, ‘You look terrible, it’s so ugly, you cannot have red hair.’ I came back as a readhead and couldn’t get my hair back to blonde for two days – in the meantime I had to audition. I booked two or three jobs, because were a lot fewer redheads than blondes, and I was like, this is working for me, I’m keeping this!”