10 Famous Women That Simply Changed Their Haircuts and Their Careers Took a Rise
It’s not easy to imagine actresses like Emma Stone or Amy Adams without their red hair. This is because hair plays a big role in forming an individual style. And it can also affect career and professional achievements.
We at Bright Side decided to find out which famous actresses and singers changed their lives completely after they visited a hairdresser.
Emma Stone is actually blonde. She first dyed her hair red when she started working on the teenage comedy Superbad. Producer of the film Judd Apatow insisted that she dye her hair. It was a good decision. Before the film, Stone was not a famous actress and her new hair color called attention to her. In this new look, she became a true star and got an Oscar.
Olivia Wilde admits that changing her appearance really affected the trajectory of her career. For a few years, she acted with her natural hair color. But when she started auditioning with brown hair, everything changed.
She says, “When I was really blonde, it was always like, “The really pretty girl.” At that point in my career, it was all lame pilots — those were the types of roles I was going for. And then when I went brunette, the roles went to more, “She’s a waitress with a heart of gold and a tough life,” or “She’s a doctor.” And I always wondered — would I have been offered those roles had I still been blonde? I don’t think so.
According to the famous singer herself, her decision to change her hair color really impacted her life. She is not a natural blonde, she used to be a brunette at the beginning of her career. She shares, “I remember my boyfriend and I had just broken up, and I was like ’I don’t care how much it costs, I’m getting my hair bleached!’ That’s really when everything changed.”
Rita Hayworth is one of the most famous Hollywood actresses from the 1940s. But her potential wasn’t discovered right away. Her first roles weren’t very noticeable.
She had really dark hair and it was recommended that she change her image. It was the only way to get out of the image of an exotic Mediterranean girl. She dyed her hair dark red and adjusted her hairline to make her forehead higher. This look allowed her to become really successful.
The creator of Gossip Girl said that Leighton Meester came to the audition with light hair. But a blonde girl had already been cast — Blake Lively, so Leighton was asked to dye her hair brown. She agreed and it helped her get one of the biggest female roles in the series and become famous.
Amy Adams said that she dyed her light hair red and her chances of getting new roles increased dramatically. She says that back when she was a blonde, people only saw her characters as “silly girls” but when she became red, her characters turned into fun and unusual women. “It was really fascinating to see just one element of yourself change people’s perception and that became a very powerful tool for me even in my acting.”
Debbie Harry is a singer and songwriter, and she was the singer in the band Blondie. Before the band, she worked as a secretary, a waitress, and a dancer. After that, she got into music, changed her hair color, and created her own band. Thanks to her beauty, talent, and unusual look, she quickly became a punk icon.
Natural blonde, Cynthia Nixon, dyed her hair red to get the part in Sex and the City. The producer didn’t like the fact that there were so many blondes in the project, so Nixon was asked to change her image. The actress agreed and got the job on the project that made her a star.
The star of Modern Family decided to change her hair color to stay in the spotlight. Sofía Vergara says, “I’m a natural blonde. But when I started acting, I would go to auditions and they didn’t know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent — but I had blonde hair. It was ignorance: They thought every Latin person looked like Salma Hayek. The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, ’Oh, she’s the hot Latin girl.’ I loved it.”
The iconic blonde, Reese Witherspoon, actually has dark brown hair. In her early movies, she had her natural hair color but in 1994, she decided to change it and it was the right call. Witherspoon became famous once she turned blonde.
Do you do experiments with your hair often? What radical changes have you made?
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