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Female Celebrities Whose Careers Took Off After They Dyed Their Hair

Updated 23 Jan 2019 20.8k votes 3.6k voters 268.1k views10 items

List RulesVote up the celebrities whose new hair color most impacted their careers for the better.

In show biz, hair dye can be a potent tool for career advancement, especially for women. While actors of both genders have earned kudos after undergoing drastic body transformations for a role, some female celebrities actually transformed their careers and became famous after simply dyeing their hair from blond, brunette, and red to new colors. It can be difficult to imagine actresses like Emma Stone or Amy Adams without red hair, or even Marilyn Monroe without her platinum blond tresses, but at one time these women didn't rock their now-iconic looks.

Though it's up for debate whether stars' natural or dyed hair is more flattering, there's no denying how the simplicity of such a small change can permanently define a famous face, as this collection of then-and-now photos of celebrities with dyed hair will illustrate. 

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