Drastic Post-Breakup Makeovers

For most of us, the end of a relationship means several empty pints of ice cream and tear-stained pillows. For celebrities, breakups are usually a catalyst for jaw-dropping transformations. If there’s any lesson to take away from this, it’s that a new haircut trumps under eye bags anytime. Here are some ways stars showed an ex what they were missing.

JESSICA SIMPSON

It doesn’t get more drastic than going dark brunette and dating John Mayer after your divorce from Nick Lachey.


EMMA STONE

The La La Land star gave every hair shade a try after she and longtime boyfriend Andrew Garfield called it quits, before finally re-settling on her perfectly lovely auburn hue.

EMMA ROBERTS

It’s hard to keep track of what the Scream Queens star and sometimes-fiancé Evan Peters are up to, but Emma hailed the importance of change as she was darkening her locks—and then put forth her edgy blond lob as evidence.

 

LIAM PAYNE

The singer didn’t just lose a mate—he lost four! After One Direction went on as-yet indefinite hiatus, the English heartthrob buzzed his dreamy hair off.

 

CAMERON DIAZ

After breaking up with Justin Timberlake in 2007, the What Happens in Vegas star indulged in a little chocolate(y hue).

 

KATY PERRY

The “Part of Me” singer famously dyed her hair electric-blue after being shocked by Russell Brand’s audacity to inform her via text that he wanted a divorce.


ASHLEE SIMPSON

The “Pieces of Me” singer left pieces of her long, brown hair all over the floor and went for the full-on makeover with a short, platinum pixie ‘do after she and Pete Wentz separated.

ROBERT PATTINSON

The Twilight heartthrob dusted himself off after his relationship with Kristen Stewart ended for good in 2013—and it turned out he did own a suit.

 

KYLIE JENNER

Though they were destined to soon reconcile, when the E! star and rapper beau Tyga broke up for not the first time in May 2016…she felt bluer than she had in the past.

HILARY DUFF

The Younger star let her hair get the blues while she kept smiling after filing for divorce from Mike Comrie.

 

DIANE KRUGER

Ten years is a long time and for just about all of it, the Inglourious Basterds actress was a blonde. Her split from longtime partner Joshua Jackson came as a shock in 2016, but her decision to go to the dark side in February indicates it wasn’t the most glorious of springtimes.


BROOKLYN BECKHAM

It all made sense in hindsight. The model and soccer-and-fashion scion showed off blond hair on Aug. 9. and the news broke at the end of the month that he and Chloe Grace Moretz had broken up…several weeks beforehand!

 

HALLE BERRY

The Oscar winner let her divorce filing linger for awhile, but while she was figuring things out she shaved a little secret under her long layers.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN

The E! star’s all-over transformation was months in the making, but after filing for divorce from Lamar Odom for the second time, it was out with the extensions and in with the classy face-framing ‘do.