A Year in Hair: The Biggest Chops and Color Swaps of 2013

By  December 30, 2013

In a salute to the beauty stories that became part of this past year, we’ve rounded up 10 celebrity hairstyles that inspired, shocked, and delighted us in 2013. The overarching themes? Drastic hues were a ‘do and whether it was a lob or a pixie, 2013 was the year of the big bold chop.

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Color Swaps
Sofia Vergara
went back to her roots in March, posting a photo on her Instagram of a new blonde ‘do. The lighter locks are actually closer to her natural hair color than her usual brunette tresses.
Kim Kardashian was hotter than ever after giving birth to daughter North West. The new mama bounced back with a killer post maternity wardrobe and gorgeous blonde bayalaged tresses at the end of summer.
Demi Lovato went from black to blonde to blue this year, debuting her latest look at her October 2nd performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Kate Middleton darkened her famous chestnut tresses in late November after tabloids pointed out hints of grey in the Duchess’s hair. Her dark chocolate locks were revamped at the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in London.
Sienna Miller went pretty with pastels, proving pink was the new blonde on the red carpet at the 2013 British Fashion Awards December 2nd.

Honorable mentions: Dianna Agron tried red for the spring, Ashley Greene went blonde in September, and Katy Perry headed back to black.

Cool Cuts
Miley Cyrus first cut off her auburn locks in August of last year, but the “Wrecking Ball” singer continued to go shorter and shorter with her new platinum ‘do throughout 2013. By the start of the year, Cyrus was rocking shaved sides and a mini mohawk.
Beyonce caused an Instagram frenzy when she posted a mirror shot that showed off a blonde pixie cut onto her account August 7th. After the initial fan-freakout, Bey soon went back to her wavy weave.
Jennifer Lawrence debuted her new coif on Facebook this fall. Her explanation? “I don’t know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length] and it grew to that awkward, gross length, and I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I said, ‘Well I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off,” she said during a Yahoo interview with Marissa Mayer.
Pamela Anderson chopped off her bombshell platinum-blonde locks in early November, surprising us with a very chic close-cut pixie. As if her drastic cut wasn’t enough, Anderson then dyed her ‘do light brown the following month.
Jennifer Aniston ended the year with a shorter ‘do too. Her mid-length bob, or lob, was created by her pal and Living Proof’s celebrity stylist,Chris McMillan.

Honorable mentions: Other celebs that got a dramatic chop-off this year? Jennifer Hudson, Shailene Woodley, and Rihanna (who rocked a pixie, mullet, weave, and undercut all in one year).