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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Katherine Boag
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8 months ago

Also makeup and a smile :) and a better angle on her face to catch the light

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Also makeup, and adjusting the shirt to show more skin.

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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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Katherine Boag
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8 months ago

Also makeup, lighting, spray tan, different pose to accentuate cleavage...

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

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Lorelai Kelly
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8 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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8 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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Also makeup, a smile, and the undershirt has been moved to hide the cleavage

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Miss Cris
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8 months ago

Cute in both pics.

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Waay better lighting, change of clothes, and less smile??

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Miss Cris
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8 months ago

What a wonderful hair!

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Kat Hague
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8 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful transformations I absolutely love her new hair

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Aunt Messy
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8 months ago

That's my haircut. Its soooooo easy. I have a little bit of wave (so does this woman), and whenever someone asks me how I do that with my hair, I tell them, "I combed it". That's all it needs. No product, no mucking around with a hair dryer...it takes less than five minutes.

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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8 months ago

The colour is so vibrant looks great

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Titas Burinskas
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8 months ago

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

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Sandra Mendoza
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8 months ago

I love it! Beautiful smile

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Katherine Boag
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Also makeup, lighting, different angle, different expression

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Also makeup, removal of glasses (but that is a horrendously bad photo for someone with glasses jeez), different angle completely, removal of headband...

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Jennifer Gould
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8 months ago

Another one that is even better with Short hair!

Marvin HoG
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8 months ago

She went from gorgeous to vixen there! Jealous no amount of transformation could do that too me!

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Pippa Runs
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8 months ago

Her lovely face is more visible now

Jaybird3939
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8 months ago

I hope Locks of Love got a big donation

Sue Sanders
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8 months ago

If the "cut off" hair hasn't been tampered with, hope she donated it to a cancer group.

Rred2
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8 months ago

Looks very good with Long or Short hair

Garth Robinson
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8 months ago

Oooooh nooo , my Repunzel, Ok so I'm a fend for long locks.

Lynita Otero
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8 months ago

Much better-and at your age you need it. Im 67yrs. At a "certain age"we need to start doing different things. And this looks very good on you.

Myxomatosis
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8 months ago

WOW. . . EYES!

Emma M
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8 months ago

This is the best one, IMO,. Love the part on the side

Nicole Tomme
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8 months ago

Sparkly eyes!

Corey Brown
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8 months ago

Just, WOW!

Myxomatosis
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5 months ago

Wow... just.... WOW.

Jennifer Brown
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8 months ago

Why women think long, old, dried out hair is sexy I will never know

Sharon Heim
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8 months ago

What a difference!

htbq
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8 months ago

she looks better without make up.

Elaine Mattingly
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8 months ago

HER BEAUTIFUL HAIR GONE.

IZama
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8 months ago

Ditto!

ispeak catanese
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8 months ago

Dimples! I wish I had some!

Katinka Min
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8 months ago

This one I don't really liek that much. She looks liek a Russian TV presenter. Too blond, to much in terms of lashes.

averageperson
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8 months ago

She looks so cute in the second pic but she probably regretted it like crazy at first.

Lorelai Kelly
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8 months ago

Bob cut icon

BabaBizzle
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8 months ago

It’s all in the makeup people look at the way they created the look not just the hair

Eagle Girl
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8 months ago

Look Mom! I'm all grown up now!

Stephen Lyford
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8 months ago

She's more attractive without all the makeup spackled onto her face.

Mimi777
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8 months ago

I think she looks amazing and her makeup looks really good.

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backatya
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8 months ago

again make up cheating

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Lois Arrowood
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8 months ago

Wow. She looks so much younger.

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Not sure a uniform length all over that short counts as a hairstylist's job, also extremely disingenuous to have covered/uncovered tattoos in your before/after photos imo

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Lois Arrowood
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8 months ago

This was very needed. Looks so much better now.

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JessG
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8 months ago

So cute! I think bangs/fringe would suit her too

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Zoe's Mom
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8 months ago

This woman has great bones.

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Dorothy Parker
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8 months ago

Nose looks very different. Beautiful, but is it the same woman? Pretty to start with.

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Katherine Boag
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Omg yess

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Michelle Tolliver
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8 months ago

Love the silver color. Looks great

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