If you have ever had long hair or haven‘t changed your hairstyle in a hot minute, you might agree that it can become a security blanket, so it‘s often very hard to make that step and spice up things a bit. On the other hand, once you do it, it can be an immediate confidence boost. It‘s probably the main reason why people tend to experiment with their hair after major life changes.

Changing your hairstyle can elevate your looks to another level, but it has to be done by a professional hand—otherwise, it might go really wrong. Just think of all the quarantine hair fails we've seen or even experienced in the past few months of insanity. If you missed them, check out some of the most ridiculous and hilarious fails here and here. A carefully chosen hairstyle and color can complement your skin tone, face shape, and highlight your best features. The artists you‘ll see here definitely know what they are doing.

Scroll down to see some of the best transformations by the world‘s most talented hairstylists. Some of the before-and-afters might blow your mind―it’s amazing how a proper hairstyle can completely change the way a person looks! And feel free to take one look as inspiration next time you go to a salon!

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lara
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1 month ago

Fabulous.

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Fudge now I'm gonna have to do this one too

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These amazing transformations are brought to you by #ONESHOT Hair Awards held by Behind The Chair―the largest community in the world for salon professionals to explore education possibilities and draw inspiration. The annual contest has received over 1,000,000 entries in different categories in only 5 years. There are two overall categories hairstylists can submit to: “Big Shot“ for pictures shot in a professional studio setting and “Hot Shot,” which celebrates real and raw hairstyles done behind the chair. To bring it down to Earth, in this post, we have compiled a list of raw before and after pics of contest winners and finalists across the years. These transformations show the hottest hairstyles and color trends that hairstylists masterfully transfer to clients' hair.

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JessG
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1 month ago

Much better!

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Aunt Messy
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1 month ago

The smile alone takes 15 years off her face.

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Most of us dream of that perfect hairstyle that will turn heads, and it shows. The competition has 118k followers on Instagram while Behind The Chair has 1.7M. Though not everyone is brave enough to rock edgy haircuts and vibrant colors, these accounts throw out so much content every day that anyone can find something they fancy and would find suitable for day-to-day life. Or maybe even inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and try something out of the box? Anyway, if we can take one lesson from the #ONESHOT awards, it would definitely be to put down the kitchen scissors when you are tempted to chop off your heavy locks and look for a professional who will take good care of you.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

She looks great, but why change her fabulous hair color? Now burdened with frequent and expensive appointments.

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Lorelai Kelly
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1 month ago

Not often you see a guy here,he's rocking it though

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A new hairstyle is not only about aesthetics, it’s usually way beyond that―a way of finding self-love and needed confidence. Experimenting with your hair can help you express yourself and it can actually be a lot of fun. But the most important part―it grows back! This is why we love sharing inspiring before and after photos of hair transformations. Find more posts with epic hair makeovers you should look at here, here, here, and here.

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Aunt Messy
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1 month ago

That looks really smart. This is proving over and over that long stringy straight hair looks good on NO ONE.

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Kat Hague
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1 month ago

This is a stunning change! Took years and years off of her. She's the winner

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Jennifer Gould
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1 month ago

Love it shorter better :)

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Tee
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1 month ago

Different hair color and adding definition to the curls. Yes honey!

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Anna Di Lorenzo
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1 month ago

Who and where is the hairdresser

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Pretty on both!

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Lorelai Kelly
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1 month ago

Karen to respectable human being

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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1 month ago

The colour is so vibrant looks great

S
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1 month ago

My jaw actually dropped wide open.. gorgeous

Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

Haha... mine too.

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Melissa Peck
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1 month ago

Beautiful. Her hair looks longer in the after pic.

RitaGG
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1 month ago

Extensions?

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

GREAT Color. So beautiful.

averageperson
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1 month ago

She just went all in. Lovely.

Nicole Tomme
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1 month ago

She looks like a mermaid. Love the vibrancy.

Gipsy Kings fan
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1 month ago

Brilliant color, but it would require constant upkeep. If her hair was bleached and the color added, it's so unhealthy for the hair to keep using strong bleach on dark hair. She had BEAUTIFUL black hair that complemented her dark brown eyes and ivory skin. All she needed was a trim to give her hair more of a style.

Cristina S.
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1 month ago (edited)

As someone who has had their hair like this for the better part of two years, I politely disagree. I have similar natural dark hair. My stylist bleached it all originally and applied the multicolor. It doesn’t require *constant* upkeep, it just depends upon how often you wash your hair. I’ll wash with a color safe shampoo for about 2-3 weeks then do a touch up at home with color depositing shampoo/conditioner or use a bit of Manic Panic (depending on the colors I need). A few weeks before my next stylist visit I just let the color wash out as fully as I can using normal shampoo. I also use a coconut oil spray on a daily basis. I go to my stylist every 3 months where she only bleaches my roots and uses a bleach-free color correct on the rest—if I’m changing colors. She will trim it, and also use deep conditioning treatments on my hair. My husband loves it BTW.

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Steve Cruz
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1 month ago

That color took a lot of lifting -- you can't dye dark brown hair magenta. Sadly, that kind of processing will shed the color, and washings/sun exposure take their toll quickly. I frequently see men and women with once-vivid color that has faded and are dull.

Rred2
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1 month ago

VIVACIOUS

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 month ago

How is her hair longer?

Jane Dorothy Warner
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1 month ago

That's one way to light up life.

Kira K.
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3 weeks ago

I saw this and I whas just like, "Uhh, YES!" In the middle of the office... HELP

Angel Nelson
Community Member
1 month ago

how did her hair get longer

Paul Jordan
Community Member
1 month ago

Whoa. Not really a fan of colour, but this I'll make an exception for. Fantabulous. Mucho.

Anja Schmidt
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1 month ago

left! XD

Lucy Gray Baird🐦🐍
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1 month ago

I liked it before just a little better. It abvsly got longer and I think extensions might be a bit much work. But just all preferences

NanZ
Community Member
1 month ago

That is BEAUTIFUL!!

MikeMaxis
Community Member
1 month ago

Only uses one eye to get around? lol

Picture Queen
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1 month ago

OMG!! Gorgeous!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

FUN FOR A CHANGE , FOR AWHILE.

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW

Amy Gannon
Community Member
1 month ago

Fabulous color.

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
1 month ago

Gorgeous!

Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
Community Member
1 month ago

I would love to do that kind of coloring! It is magic!

IZama
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1 month ago

WOW!! GORGEOUS!

Elly Clifton
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, wow, wow

Anna Dimino
Community Member
1 month ago

Fabulous

Mairlady
Community Member
1 month ago

Colour is great but the natural colour of her hair of the left is nice also!

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
1 month ago

There has to be some weaves involved here. Look at the thickness and length of the before picture.

Jo Choto
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1 month ago

Her hair is longer that before? I'm guessing this is actually a wig.

True Blue
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1 week ago

Or extensions

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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1 month ago

Now, I can get behind this.

BabaBizzle
Community Member
1 month ago

STUNNING!!!!

Cristina S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Haha this is my old color.

cheetah
Community Member
1 month ago

stunning!

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

Amazing

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

get away from the child trend of coloring hair radically. Her natural hair color in the same style would have looked great on pic on the right

Garth Robinson
Community Member
1 month ago

Hmm, do her armpit hair bright yellow, then send her off to the gym.... set the place on fire babe !!!

Emma M
Community Member
1 month ago

I’ve become accustomed to hair colored vibrant shades. This looks really amazing. Not everyone can pull this off, so don’t try it at home! She looks good in the before pic, too

Johanne Trudeau
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1 month ago

Would love to have that much hair to be able to do such things with it...

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Titas Burinskas
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1 month ago

It's what I'd want If wasn't such a wuss.

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Eagle Girl
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1 month ago

She wins with any hair with that Confidence

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Amazing. But I'm worried about her hair's health after adding colour every week, as it didn't look too healthy before. I may be wrong, I hope I am.

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

She looks Beautiful.

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Jennifer Gould
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1 month ago

Another one that is even better with Short hair!

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Most transformation is the make up here. They look like two different women, both beautiful and interesting.

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

Aaarghgh I'm leaving this post. Too. much. cute. hair.

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

She's very beautiful with or without make up and she can do whatever to her hair, she'll look pretty.

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Beautiful eyes and hair colour. And nice t-shirt.

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

This was very needed. Looks so much better now.

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Her hair before didn't look very healthy and the fringe suits her nice.

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Ms.GB
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1 month ago

The color brings out her eyes

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🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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1 month ago

I love the after look but I personally think she looks older than in the before

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Both looks nice to her.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 month ago

Really stunning- I love all the vibrant and contrasting colours. (Unicorn hair must be an absolute nightmare to maintain though. Do the colours start to bleed together after a while?)

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Michelle Tolliver
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1 month ago

Love the silver color. Looks great

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