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Anyone who went from long to short hair knows the fear that comes before getting such an extreme haircut and the relief after. As they say - short hair, don't care!

We recently asked Bored Pandas around the world to share their hair makeovers before and after in pictures, and we were pleasantly surprised! Not only were these people unafraid of scissors choosing their new extreme hairstyles, but many of them also donated their long braids to good causes.

Now, we've picked the top extreme hair makeovers and combined them with the best internet finds. From badass bald girls giving their hair to charity to guys saying goodbye to the long locks look these extreme haircuts will certainly give you the courage to undergo a transformation of your own.

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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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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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What is a Hair Makeover?

A hair makeover is any kind of hair treatment that alters your usual look. Every haircut changes your looks, and while getting a nice layered look won’t give you a dramatic change as an extreme haircut would, it will still make you look (and feel!) different. The best part is that an extreme hair makeover doesn't just mean chopping off your hair. There are many other options to choose from! 

While going for an extreme haircut may require courage, there are other ways to achieve a transformation that is less radical but equally impactful. You can experiment with hair color, try a different hairstyle, or get hair extensions. A relaxing spa treatment can also give your hair a complete makeover without changing its length or color.

And if you’re looking for a bit more inspiration before you take a plunge into the world of extreme hairstyles, you can browse our list of hair makeovers before and after for a little while longer.

#4

New Gender, New Hair (My Transition)

New Gender, New Hair (My Transition)

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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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My Biggest Transformation

My Biggest Transformation

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Extreme Transformation

Extreme Transformation

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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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#15

TSA Doesn't Randomly Pick Me Anymore

TSA Doesn't Randomly Pick Me Anymore

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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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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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#21

Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

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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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#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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Before And After Haircut

Before And After Haircut

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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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From Long To Bob

From Long To Bob

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Jack Tripper
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#31

Before And After I Donated My Hair

Before And After I Donated My Hair

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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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#35

I Did A Full Bleach And Tone

I Did A Full Bleach And Tone

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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#37

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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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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Finally Chopped All My Hair Off, And Loving It

Finally Chopped All My Hair Off, And Loving It

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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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#47

Before And After

Before And After

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June Pixeld
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#49

I Got A Pixie Cut

I Got A Pixie Cut

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#51

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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#52

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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#53

From Magical Unicorn Damaged Hair, To Healthy Short Hair

From Magical Unicorn Damaged Hair, To Healthy Short Hair

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Younger And Older Me

Younger And Older Me

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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Before And After Shave

Before And After Shave

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Luck Yeah
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#58

From Long Blonde To Brunette Bob

From Long Blonde To Brunette Bob

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#59

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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#60

Time To Grow Old

Time To Grow Old

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Before And After, 10 Inches Of Hair Donated

Before And After, 10 Inches Of Hair Donated

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#82

Cut My Hair Yesterday. I Now Have Four 12 Inch Ponytails To Donate

Cut My Hair Yesterday. I Now Have Four 12 Inch Ponytails To Donate

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#84

More Proof That You Should Cut Your Hair

More Proof That You Should Cut Your Hair

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Head Shave For A Kids With Cancer Charity Event

Head Shave For A Kids With Cancer Charity Event

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For this specific event going pink is part of it. If your hair is long enough to donate, you are supposed to donate it before pinking/shave.

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Dramatic Transformation

Dramatic Transformation

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