6 Bold Hair Updates

As these catwalk all-stars prove, a dramatic hair update can not only elevate your style, but also transform you from the girl-next-door to glamazon du jour. Try one of these bold ideas if your signature look could use some shaking up this winter.

Try Bright White

Russian model Susha Luss went from light brown locks to super-bright blonde, just in time to walk in a slew of spring 2014 runway shows. Thinking of going white? Check out our guide to caring for and maintaining platinum locks and be sure go for a shade that suits your skin tone.

Get A Pixie Crop

Primp and proper no more, Coco Rocha shocked the fashion world, when the doll-face darling (live-tweeted!) while chopping off over twelve inches of her auburn hair. A great idea if your hair is over-processed and in need of a healthy reboot. Scared to go so short? Test the waters with a face-framing bob first.

Go Ultra-Dark

From an icy blonde to a deep brown and back to blonde, Abbey Lee Kershaw proves it is chic to be a hair chameleon. These dramatic transformations are not always easy, and can require hours in the colorist’s chair, so be sure you hair is well-conditioned before beginning the process and go slow, your hair will thank you!

Messy-Up Your Cut

Top-model Lindsay Wixon updated her long, youthful haircut this year for a proper ’70s shag, giving her look a glam, rock ‘n’ roll edge that made her look much more sophisticated. If you’re tired of your one-legnth ‘do, follow Wixon’s lead and add some not-too-perfect layers to give your cut an effortless, unstyled feel.

Embrace Your Natural Color

This past February, the longtime Chanel muse ditched her signature black locks in favor of her natural color: blonde- proving going back to your roots can be a style statement in and of itself. Too boring for you? Add a few highlights to keep it natural, but still have a little pop.

Go For Face-Framing Layers

One of this past fashion’s weeks’ most dramatic changes was from model newcomer, Solomia Zgoda. Performing an ultimate 180, the beauty transformed her straight brown bob to a striking platinum pixie. A cut that is edgy, yet undeniably feminine, be sure to ask your stylist for a pixie with longer layers in the front, so you can still achieve that perfectly tousled look.