Changing from brunette to blonde is a big beauty decision—and one that can have pretty major consequences for your hair. Will your strands withhold the bleach? How many sessions will you need to get your desired tone? Will you have to spend your life savings on purple shampoo?
If these questions have proved enough to turn you off the idea for good, we endeavour you to reconsider. There are a handful of models and actresses—iconic brunettes by any measure—who have made a convincing case for a major hair transformation.
From Miranda Kerr and Keira Knightley, who both have brief stints as blondes in the Noughts, to Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie, who changed their hair for roles, brunettes have been experimenting with blonde since peroxide first allowed them to.
Here, the 20 most memorable transformations.