Anyone who has cut their long hair knows the fear that comes before it, and the relief and joy after.

We recently asked bored pandas around the world to share before and after pics of their extreme haircut transformations, and we were pleasantly surprised! Not only were these people unafraid of scissors, many of them donated their long braids as well.

Now we've picked the top submissions and combined them with the best internet finds. From badass bald girls giving their hair to charity, to guys saying goodbye to the yeti look, these makeovers will certainly give you the courage to undergo yours.

#1

My Mom Asked Me For Something Fun To Play With Before Chemo Takes Her Hair

My Mom Asked Me For Something Fun To Play With Before Chemo Takes Her Hair

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Debbie Smith 2 years ago

Awesome brave woman! Blessings xx

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#2

My Friend Shaved Off All Her Gorgeous Blonde Hair In Support Of One Of The Teachers At Our School Whose 3 Year Old Son And 2 Year Old Daughter Both Have Cancer. She Is Beautiful Inside And Out

My Friend Shaved Off All Her Gorgeous Blonde Hair In Support Of One Of The Teachers At Our School Whose 3 Year Old Son And 2 Year Old Daughter Both Have Cancer. She Is Beautiful Inside And Out

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Jeeves 2 years ago

Oh wow!! That's so wonderful!! My prayers for the teacher and child... <3

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#3

Extreme Transformation

Extreme Transformation

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Aleksandra Kozłowska 2 years ago

Gorgeous , girl! You rock!

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#4

New Gender, New Hair (My Transition)

New Gender, New Hair (My Transition)

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SCSG 2 years ago

You look awesome :)

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#5

Four Year Transformation, All From Learning How To Take Care Of My Curls

Four Year Transformation, All From Learning How To Take Care Of My Curls

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troufaki13 2 years ago

Please share your routine!! :D

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#6

My Biggest Transformation

My Biggest Transformation

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Jeeves 2 years ago

You look gorgeous in both.

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#7

Incredible Transformation

Incredible Transformation

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Aleksandra Kozłowska 2 years ago

Both very very pretty

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#8

Incredible Transformation

Incredible Transformation

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Jeeves 2 years ago

Wow!! So stylish now!!

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#9

Before And After Haircut

Before And After Haircut

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Kate Edwards 2 years ago

That pixie cut is so flattering!

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#10

Extreme Transformation

Extreme Transformation

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Jeeves 2 years ago

You're so gorgeous in both!!

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#11

From Long To Short

From Long To Short

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Amber 2 years ago

Very cute!!

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#12

Before And After

Before And After

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Amber 2 years ago

Cute!!

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#13

Gave All My Hair To Locks Of Love

Gave All My Hair To Locks Of Love

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Kay Goodwin 2 years ago

So much better after

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#14

Chopped Most Of My Hair Off. Best Hair Related Decision I Ever Made

Chopped Most Of My Hair Off. Best Hair Related Decision I Ever Made

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Amber 2 years ago

Uuuh mazing! You look 10 years younger!

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#15

TSA Doesn't Randomly Pick Me Anymore

TSA Doesn't Randomly Pick Me Anymore

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Brenda 2 years ago

effing love the title LOLOL

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#16

My 6-Year-Old Daughter Cut Off Over 13 Inches Of Her Hair To Donate

My 6-Year-Old Daughter Cut Off Over 13 Inches Of Her Hair To Donate

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just a thought 2 years ago

And I love the fact that she's happy about it !

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#17

I Have Depression And I Always Wanted To Shave My Head. So I Shaved It And Donated My 28 Inch Long Hair

I Have Depression And I Always Wanted To Shave My Head. So I Shaved It And Donated My 28 Inch Long Hair

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Rosa Kim 2 years ago

hair changes you on the outside but it can also change you on the inside as well <3 beautiful

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#18

I Just Got My First Haircut In 6 Years. What Do You Think?

I Just Got My First Haircut In 6 Years. What Do You Think?

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Jhoa 2 years ago

You grew all of that in only six years?? WOah

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#19

Donating More Than Half Of Hair

Donating More Than Half Of Hair

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Kris Verheyden 2 years ago

gorgeous

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#20

Donate Your Hair To People Who Lost Their Own Hair Due To Cancer Treatment, Hormone Disorders Etc. You'll Get A Nice New Look And A Great Feeling

Donate Your Hair To People Who Lost Their Own Hair Due To Cancer Treatment, Hormone Disorders Etc. You'll Get A Nice New Look And A Great Feeling

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Pamela Lopour 2 years ago

Beautiful woman.

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#21

Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

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Amber 2 years ago

Soooo much better!!

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#22

I Shaved Off My Waist-Length Hair For A Cancer Fundraiser Called Bald For Bucks In June '14 In Honor Of My Husband Who Has Fought Twice. I Donated The Hair To Wigs For Kids

I Shaved Off My Waist-Length Hair For A Cancer Fundraiser Called Bald For Bucks In June '14 In Honor Of My Husband Who Has Fought Twice. I Donated The Hair To Wigs For Kids

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Rosa Kim 2 years ago

props to your husband!! what a wonderful lady!

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#23

This Girl Dramatically Changed Her Style By Cutting It All Off And Going Blonde

This Girl Dramatically Changed Her Style By Cutting It All Off And Going Blonde

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June Pixeld 2 years ago

This woman could wear a cat on her head and still look stunning

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#24

Before And After Haircut

Before And After Haircut

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Jacinta Hehir 2 years ago

wow major shift😳 good though😉

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#25

Just Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Just Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

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Jeeves 2 years ago

That smile tho... <4

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#26

From Long To Bob

From Long To Bob

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Jack Tripper 2 years ago

With those cheekbones, she could pull off even shorter. An A-line bob would look great!

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#27

New Haircut

New Haircut

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Alusair Alustriel 2 years ago

That guy looks amazing in both pics :D

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#28

I Grew My Hair Without Any Cuts For 6 Years. Last Week, I Sold It To A Wig Shop

I Grew My Hair Without Any Cuts For 6 Years. Last Week, I Sold It To A Wig Shop

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Edyta Złotucha 2 years ago

Imho looked better before but I'm one of those girls who just love longhaired guys :D

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#29

Before & After

Before & After

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Jeeves 2 years ago

Adorable then and now.

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#30

Got A Haircut And Trim From The Art Of Shaving. I Went From Charles Manson To Dapper Manson

Got A Haircut And Trim From The Art Of Shaving. I Went From Charles Manson To Dapper Manson

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Rosa Kim 2 years ago

the very definition of a hipster :) love it

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#31

Before And After I Donated My Hair

Before And After I Donated My Hair

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Aleksandra Kozłowska 2 years ago

I love man with long hair but you look waaay better now

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#32

Having My Ultimate Hair Cut 2017

Having My Ultimate Hair Cut 2017

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Amber 2 years ago

Sooo cute!!

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#33

Before And After

Before And After

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Jeeves 2 years ago

Ooo you look FABULOUS now.

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#34

Got The Job Of My Life, So I Chopped Off My Hair

Got The Job Of My Life, So I Chopped Off My Hair

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Daisy Quintero 2 years ago

WOW, total transformation. Congratulations !!!

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#35

I Did A Full Bleach And Tone

I Did A Full Bleach And Tone

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Tammy Osuna-Burton 2 years ago

My vote for best transformation! Rock it sister!

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#36

I Decided To Cut My Hair And Donate It So It Can Be Used To Make A Wig For A Cancer Patient That Has Gone Through Chemo

I Decided To Cut My Hair And Donate It So It Can Be Used To Make A Wig For A Cancer Patient That Has Gone Through Chemo

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Kay Goodwin 2 years ago

Why do men grow the most beautiful hair

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#37

Extreme Makeover

Extreme Makeover

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Katrė 2 years ago

Invert colour mode :D

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#38

After My Bass Was Stolen In Detroit, I Cut All My Hair Off, Sold It For $900, Donated $450 To Locks Of Love And Bought A New Bass With The Rest

After My Bass Was Stolen In Detroit, I Cut All My Hair Off, Sold It For $900, Donated $450 To Locks Of Love And Bought A New Bass With The Rest

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FINDING PURPOSE 2 years ago

Wow amazing idea when u have long hair and a low budget. Gonna try it sometime

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#39

Before And After Haircut

Before And After Haircut

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Sarkuru 2 years ago

Looking beautiful aftercut

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#40

I Asked A Friend To Take A Before And After Selfie With Me. After Growing My Hair For A Year, I Donated 12" To Children With Hair Loss Today

I Asked A Friend To Take A Before And After Selfie With Me. After Growing My Hair For A Year, I Donated 12" To Children With Hair Loss Today

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Jeeves 2 years ago

Nice cause and cool friend. XD

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#41

From Long To Short

From Long To Short

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Amber 2 years ago

Uuuh dorable!

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#42

Pixie Haircut

Pixie Haircut

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Luck Yeah 2 years ago

Perfect confidence

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#43

This Amazing Transformation

This Amazing Transformation

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Sophie G 2 years ago

whoah

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#44

Finally Chopped All My Hair Off, And Loving It

Finally Chopped All My Hair Off, And Loving It

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Luck Yeah 2 years ago

Took control!

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#45

Who Else Is A Huge Fan Of This Change?

Who Else Is A Huge Fan Of This Change?

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Jeeves 2 years ago

MEMEMEME MEEEE!!

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#46

I Also Cut Off And Donated Most Of My Hair

I Also Cut Off And Donated Most Of My Hair

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just a thought 2 years ago

Your hair is amazing long or short ... Looks really soft and silky

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#47

Before And After

Before And After

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June Pixeld 2 years ago

Im not personally a fam of moustaches but he does look somehow older with long hair

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#48

Before And After

Before And After

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Amber 2 years ago

Glowing!!

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#49

I Got A Pixie Cut

I Got A Pixie Cut

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Socially Awkward 2 years ago

Long hair was cute, but the short hair looks great

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#50

New Haircut

New Haircut

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Janie Hamel 2 years ago

Darker color looks better too!

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#51

Got Dumped By The Love Of My Life, So I Chopped Off My Hair

Got Dumped By The Love Of My Life, So I Chopped Off My Hair

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Tammy Osuna-Burton 2 years ago

I did exactly the same! I had it long because he loved my long hair. I left, one week later, the best a-line bob ever! It was my literal dream haircut. Hehehe. I kept it short for at least 15 years after that. Best thing I could have done for my spirit. It was set free!

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#52

People Always Told Me A Pixie Cut Wouldn't Suit My Round Face, But Today I Said F**k 'em, I Do What I Want!

People Always Told Me A Pixie Cut Wouldn't Suit My Round Face, But Today I Said F**k 'em, I Do What I Want!

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Amber 2 years ago

Yeah!!!! Adorable!!

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#53

From Magical Unicorn Damaged Hair, To Healthy Short Hair

From Magical Unicorn Damaged Hair, To Healthy Short Hair

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Laura Rudgers 2 years ago

I like that there is still purple in your new cut!

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#54

Younger And Older Me

Younger And Older Me

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2 years ago

Ah cool I made the list! I love both versions of me but the long hair became tiresome to maintain. My look now far suits who I am. I like dressing in smart clothes and showering daily now haha. Back then, not so much. Where it matters, we're still the same person though. I accept him more now then he did back then.Thanks for the comments and votes.

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#55

Best Hairdresser Ever. I Never Thought I'd Find Someone Like You. You're So Supportive And You Just Love Me For Who I Am. You Make Me Feel Like The Prettiest And Happiest Girl In The World

Best Hairdresser Ever. I Never Thought I'd Find Someone Like You. You're So Supportive And You Just Love Me For Who I Am. You Make Me Feel Like The Prettiest And Happiest Girl In The World

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Tammy Taylor 2 years ago

gorgeous! I'd go a little softer with the eyebrows now tho...

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#56

Before And After Shave

Before And After Shave

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Luck Yeah 2 years ago

Hair, what hair--you don't even need a body with a face like that. Just float in space like the star you are.

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#57

Chop Chop

Chop Chop

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sexy_scorpio_3MD 2 years ago

Looks great short

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#58

From Long Blonde To Brunette Bob

From Long Blonde To Brunette Bob

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Felicia Faulkner 2 years ago

Darker hair suits you so much better!!!

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#59

Time To Grow Old

Time To Grow Old

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Juana 2 years ago

Growing up and growing old are not the same thing.

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#60

A Beautiful Change For A Beautiful Cause. Heather Donated Her Hair And Got A Great Pixie Cut For The Summer

A Beautiful Change For A Beautiful Cause. Heather Donated Her Hair And Got A Great Pixie Cut For The Summer

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Janie Hamel 2 years ago

It makes your eyes pop. Very nice!

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#61

Haircut Change

Haircut Change

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sexy_scorpio_3MD 2 years ago

you look great both ways!

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#62

I Donated All My Hair For The (Polish) Rak N Roll Organisation And They Were Used For Making A Wig For Cancer Patients That Will Recieve It Without Spending A Single Penny! I've Never Felt Better & Gained A Lot More Confidence

I Donated All My Hair For The (Polish) Rak N Roll Organisation And They Were Used For Making A Wig For Cancer Patients That Will Recieve It Without Spending A Single Penny! I've Never Felt Better & Gained A Lot More Confidence

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FABULOUS1 2 years ago

I love it!

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#63

Made It Short

Made It Short

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Amber 2 years ago

Made it Uhhh dorable!!

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#64

Beautiful Transformation

Beautiful Transformation

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Amber 2 years ago

Gorgeous.

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#65

New Hair, New Life. Just Kidding, It Still Sucks, But My Hair Not Anymore

New Hair, New Life. Just Kidding, It Still Sucks, But My Hair Not Anymore

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Aleksandra Kozłowska 2 years ago

Cute as fooock

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#66

This Girl Chopped All Of Her Hair Off For Little Princess Trust

This Girl Chopped All Of Her Hair Off For Little Princess Trust

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Felice Coles 2 years ago

The new 'do shows off your lovely eyes!

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#67

Capillary Prosthesis

Capillary Prosthesis

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L and P 2 years ago

that's the story in reverse :)

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#68

Needed A Change

Needed A Change

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Claudia Lorenz 2 years ago

Great smile to go with that hair.

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#69

My Mom Hate My New Hair. Won't Stop Making Negative Comments

My Mom Hate My New Hair. Won't Stop Making Negative Comments

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Jenna Bois 2 years ago

It's gorgeous!

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#70

Long Red, Short Red

Long Red, Short Red

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Lynnette Dargie 2 years ago

Just wow

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#71

The Change In The Seasons Is A Perfect Time To Change Your Hairstyle

The Change In The Seasons Is A Perfect Time To Change Your Hairstyle

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Felice Coles 2 years ago

New style so classy.

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#72

First Got It Cut For A Girl, But Now I'm So Glad I Went Shorter

First Got It Cut For A Girl, But Now I'm So Glad I Went Shorter

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Alusair Alustriel 2 years ago

I like it longer more though :D

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#73

Being Able To Overcome One Of Your Greatest Attachment, Makes You Perceive World Differently. Before And After Hair Cut

Being Able To Overcome One Of Your Greatest Attachment, Makes You Perceive World Differently. Before And After Hair Cut

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Violet Oliveira 2 years ago

Gorgeous and BOLD, Bravo!

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#74

I Gladly Traded In My Long Dead Locks For A Voluminous Short Do! I'm Sooo In Love

I Gladly Traded In My Long Dead Locks For A Voluminous Short Do! I'm Sooo In Love

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Andreea C 2 years ago

The hair color suits your skin tone so well! Good lenght. Not long, not short. I'm sure it's much easier to style.

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#75

It's Been A Long Time Coming

It's Been A Long Time Coming

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AnimalLover1117 2 years ago

Worth the wait!! Also the lipstick looks fabulous!

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#76

From Dark Short Hair To Long Light Hair

From Dark Short Hair To Long Light Hair

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Gwenyth Mumford 2 years ago

Much more flattering. :)

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#77

Before And After, 10 Inches Of Hair Donated

Before And After, 10 Inches Of Hair Donated