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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6 months ago

Fabulous.

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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6 months ago

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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6 months ago

Much better!

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Aunt Messy
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6 months ago

The smile alone takes 15 years off her face.

b l a n c
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6 months ago

also the make-up

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Rred2
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6 months ago

Don’t be cruel it’s taken off 20 years

BabaBizzle
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6 months ago

Is that the same person? Wow she won the whole transformation game!

lara
Community Member
6 months ago

Great, the make-up and new do make her a new person.

serge
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5 months ago

Damn.......she turned into a hot confident woman....very nice indeed........

Kenna Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

The thing is, is that in the first pics they don't smile and there's bad lighting, and in the second pics they are wearing makeup, smiling and have good lighting. Nevertheless they still look glamorous.

Viv Hart
Community Member
6 months ago

Adding makeup also makes her look younger.

maper sam
Community Member
6 months ago

babe...

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
6 months ago

Amazing what a new hair style and a little makeup can do for a persom.

Pippa Runs
Community Member
6 months ago

I love it

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
6 months ago

Someone is also playing with lighting on the before and afters. This is starting to look like an advertisement for someone's salon.

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
6 months ago

And cosmetics counter.

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Elaine Mattingly
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6 months ago

YOU CAN GET SEVERAL STYLESS WITH THAT CUT.

Cathy Proctor
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6 months ago

The make up alone take 20 years off her face

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
6 months ago

but she also wears makeup

backatya
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6 months ago

Make up cheat

Garth Robinson
Community Member
6 months ago

Just shows, a little pink and a bit of red + smile makes ALL the difference.

Nicola Barrett
Community Member
6 months ago

You look radiant... Beautiful

Eric Gonzalez
Community Member
6 months ago

transformaltional

Francie Traschen
Community Member
6 months ago

makeup and smiling sure change a person

kat lia
Community Member
6 months ago

It is the lighting and the make up not the hair

Martha Higgins
Community Member
6 months ago

The smile is great and the makeup helps turn the blotchiness even and it's glowing. Not a fan of the hair color, but the cut is terrific and very flattering.

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
6 months ago

THE MAKE UP MAKES THE CHANGE..NOT SO MUCH THE HAIR.

Emma M
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6 months ago

The one on the left looks like her haggard Aunt Sue

Mairlady
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6 months ago

The hair-do on the right makes you look so much younger! Love the touch of pink in it!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
6 months ago

Another amazing transformation!!

averageperson
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6 months ago

she looks so much better. imagine how many people could look amazing if they just had enough guts to try a new hairstyle?

Sandra Mendoza
Community Member
6 months ago

WOW!

Shinobi Shabby
Community Member
6 months ago

and make-up

Bambi
Community Member
6 months ago

Thank you

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Katherine Boag
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6 months ago

Also a smile, lippy, decent lighting...

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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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months ago

Love it shorter better :)

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Tee
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6 months ago

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

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Anna Di Lorenzo
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6 months ago

Who and where is the hairdresser

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Miss Cris
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6 months ago

Pretty on both!

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Lorelai Kelly
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6 months ago

Karen to respectable human being

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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6 months ago

The colour is so vibrant looks great

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Titas Burinskas
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6 months ago

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

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Eagle Girl
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6 months ago

She wins with any hair with that Confidence

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Miss Cris
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6 months 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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6 months ago

She looks Beautiful.

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Jennifer Gould
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6 months ago

Another one that is even better with Short hair!

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Miss Cris
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6 months 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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6 months ago

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

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Miss Cris
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6 months 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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6 months ago

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

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Lois Arrowood
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6 months ago

This was very needed. Looks so much better now.

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Miss Cris
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6 months 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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6 months ago

The color brings out her eyes

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🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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6 months 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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6 months ago

Both looks nice to her.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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6 months 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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6 months ago

Love the silver color. Looks great

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