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

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

Now we've picked the top hair transformation 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 haircut transformations 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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#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
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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#4

New Gender, New Hair (My Transition)

New Gender, New Hair (My Transition)

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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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#6

My Biggest Transformation

My Biggest Transformation

bescene Report

#8

Incredible Transformation

Incredible Transformation

meucabelocurto Report

#9

Before And After Haircut

Before And After Haircut

rodrigovizu Report

#10

Extreme Transformation

Extreme Transformation

chopitoff Report

#11

From Long To Short

From Long To Short

rambutbob Report

#13

Gave All My Hair To Locks Of Love

Gave All My Hair To Locks Of Love

love_otter Report

#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

ATaleOfTwoSeaMonkeys Report

Amber
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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Jhoa
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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

anyaschka Report

#21

Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

blink1371 Report

#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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#25

Just Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Just Donated My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

zachstauffer Report

#26

From Long To Bob

From Long To Bob

chopitoff Report

Jack Tripper
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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

ConTejas Report

Edyta Złotucha
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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#29

Before & After

Before & After

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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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#33

Before And After

Before And After

bombmaker_hair_makeup Report

#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

Psycochem Report

Daisy Quintero
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My vote for best transformation! Rock it sister!

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#36

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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

DetectiveZar Report

#38

Extreme Makeover

Extreme Makeover

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#39

Before And After Haircut

Before And After Haircut

meucabelocurto Report

#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

sinreinheit Report

#41

From Long To Short

From Long To Short

chopitoff Report

#42

Pixie Haircut

Pixie Haircut

chopitoff Report

#43

This Amazing Transformation

This Amazing Transformation

liberatedsalon Report

#44

Finally Chopped All My Hair Off, And Loving It

Finally Chopped All My Hair Off, And Loving It

lylarly Report

#45

Who Else Is A Huge Fan Of This Change?

Who Else Is A Huge Fan Of This Change?

chopitoff Report

#46

I Also Cut Off And Donated Most Of My Hair

I Also Cut Off And Donated Most Of My Hair

amaroon Report

just a thought
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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#48

Before And After

Before And After

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#49

I Got A Pixie Cut

I Got A Pixie Cut

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Socially Awkward
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Long hair was cute, but the short hair looks great

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#50

New Haircut

New Haircut

chopitoff Report

#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

combatwombater Report

Tammy Osuna-Burton
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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Laura Rudgers
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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#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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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