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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4 months ago

Fabulous.

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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4 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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4 months ago

Much better!

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Aunt Messy
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4 months 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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4 months ago

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

MCathenaE
Community Member
4 months ago

Actually, no. This color will grow out naturally & look good for as long as she wants to go in between color services...

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Oathbraker
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4 months ago

Noo. Why would you cut this beautiful hair?

Spikey Bunny
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4 months ago

I've had very very long hair and cut it very very short a few times. Sometimes you just want it all off! She looks amazing with the new haircut... As long as she's happy with it, I am too!

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🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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4 months ago

I personally think the before look was better, you just have to style it how you like

LittleMissLotus
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4 months ago

I like both, but I actually think her really long hair is super cool!

Nil B
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3 months ago

Before version looks more beautiful.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

i WOULD HAVE TRIMMED THEN STYLED IT LONG.

Francie Traschen
Community Member
3 months ago

she's a beauty and looks fabulous either way.

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

She would have been just fine with a trim and some styling. Why chop and dye that lovely hair?

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh yeah, show that cute face.

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
4 months ago

She looked better before. All they needed to do was tidy up her gorgeous long hair.

Viv Hart
Community Member
3 months ago

I like it cut, but what's with the untidy look, comb your hair, girl.

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
3 months ago

Love the first one

Brandon Jordanov
Community Member
3 months ago

A young Charlize Theron!

German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
3 weeks ago

i would love to grow my hair to that length that it was before, mine is almost there. her new hairstyle is awesome.

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Is there something wrong with her left eye? Why is she still hiding it?

Sharon Heim
Community Member
3 months ago

Adorable!

Melinda Kása
Community Member
3 months ago

My favourite 😎

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
3 months ago

both !!!

Tim Skeens
Community Member
3 months ago

Cutie pie

backatya
Community Member
3 months ago

Both look good but long hair is sexier except when it's covering her eye

Garth Robinson
Community Member
3 months ago

Much prefer "before" the after is just a hack-attack!

Eric Gonzalez
Community Member
3 months ago

she looks nice to me either way. just me

Mairlady
Community Member
3 months ago

Just the haircut alone, makes you look so much younger!

BabaBizzle
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful girl But the hairdo on the right aged her

BabaBizzle
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful girl but it aged her 10 years TBH

Katinka Min
Community Member
4 months ago

Nice but a bit boring

Dawn Cross
Community Member
4 months ago

It just goes to show that long hair is not always the best style. Color wise, it looks healthier now.

Hodor! Hodor?
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorge

Jennifer Gould
Community Member
4 months ago

I love the long hair but the cut is cute!

Lorelai Kelly
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't know if it is the same person,her eye color changed.

Ren Karlej
Community Member
4 months ago

Look at the colour of the shirt - it's the lighting or some aspect that's changed the overall tone of the photo.

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
4 months ago

My hair was like the after pic after lockdown I could hardly wait to get it looking smooth and under control. .

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
4 months ago

I still haven't had a post Covid haircut... unfortunately Covid is still alive in my area. No haircut since January & I really really need one!

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Amelia Earhart
Community Member
3 months ago

Goth to hot with only a pair of scissors.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
3 months ago

Sister Wife to Modern Life

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like she feels Free!

Beverly Sherlin
Community Member
4 months ago

It needed a trim, this is tragic though. Ick, looks like she licked a light socket.

Amy Demo
Community Member
4 months ago

So much better! The long hair did nothing for her.

Katherine Boag
Community Member
4 months ago

Also makeup, lighting, a smile, can see more of her face...

Miss Cris
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4 months ago

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That too long hair is creepy!

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Lorelai Kelly
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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 months ago

Love it shorter better :)

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Tee
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4 months ago

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

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Anna Di Lorenzo
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4 months ago

Who and where is the hairdresser

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Miss Cris
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4 months ago

Pretty on both!

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Lorelai Kelly
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4 months ago

Karen to respectable human being

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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4 months ago

The colour is so vibrant looks great

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Titas Burinskas
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4 months ago

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

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Eagle Girl
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4 months ago

She wins with any hair with that Confidence

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Miss Cris
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4 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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4 months ago

She looks Beautiful.

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Jennifer Gould
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4 months ago

Another one that is even better with Short hair!

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Miss Cris
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4 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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4 months ago

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

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Miss Cris
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4 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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4 months ago

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

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Lois Arrowood
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4 months ago

This was very needed. Looks so much better now.

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Miss Cris
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4 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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4 months ago

The color brings out her eyes

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🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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4 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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4 months ago

Both looks nice to her.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 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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4 months ago

Love the silver color. Looks great

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