10 Celebrity Breakup Hairstyles That Will Inspire Your Own Makeover
For many of us, summer is basically synonymous with romance. But between Taylor and Calvin calling it quits, Demi and Wilmer’s breakup announcement — and don’t even get us started on the Brexit — it doesn’t seem like summer lovin’ is on anyone’s radar. In the midst of this breakup armageddon, there’s one thing we can count on in the aftermath: breakup makeovers, AKA “breakovers.” From Brittany Spears’s infamous brunette locks to Miranda Lambert’s post breakup mane, celebrities — just like us — are known to embrace a beauty transformation after a relationship ends. So whether you’re currently going through a breakup of your own or you just need a change (we feel you), here are 10 celebrity hair breakovers you need to check out for your own makeover.
1. Olivia Culpo: Miss USA was already perfect as can be, but we were swooning big time over her newly chopped tresses after her breakup with Nick Jonas, where she upgraded her lob to an out-of-this-world bob. Who knew you could completely change your look with just a few snips?
2. Reese Witherspoon: While we were mourning the end of Reese + Ryan, Reese was busy focusing on herself (#yougogirl). Sometime after the breakup, she transformed from America’s sweetheart to a DDG southern belle, with OMG-worthy wispy bangs and chic layered locks. While Witherspoon’s OG look was great, her updated ‘do became infamous — hello, we’re still talking about it now. (Photo via Kevin Winter/Getty)
3. Halle Berry: Back in 2010, Halle Berry was rockin’ long, luscious locks with her then-boo Gabriel Aubry. Then, two months after their split, she debuted her soon-to-be signature hairstyle: the edgy pixie cut. These days, Halle’s wearing her hair long again, but we can’t help but miss her stylish pixie shag. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
4. Katy Perry: The reason we love Katy Perry so much is because she isn’t afraid to try something new. After her heartbreaking divorce from Russell Brand, she decided to take things into her own hands — err, hair — and dye it a unicorn-approved aquamarine blue. While she may have tried plenty of dyes after this look, we have to say, this might be one of our fave Katy Perry hairstyles to date. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
5. Naya Rivera: Soon after Naya Rivera’s breakup with hip-hop artist Big Sean, the Glee star changed her beach-blonde locks back to their original dark hue. Sometimes after a breakup, it makes sense to go back to the basics, amirite? (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
6. Sarah Hyland: After saying goodbye to her relationship with Matthew Prokop, Sarah entered the single life with a freshly cut bob. This style basically proves that Hyland can rock any hairstyle and always look DDG. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
7. Gwen Stefani: While it was hard to witness Gwen Stefani end her 13-year marriage with Gavin Rossdale, we were happy to see her get back to her punk-rock roots with a new color-block ‘do. The No Doubt singer is officially the coolest mom in town. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)
8. Khloe Kardashian: Even though Khloe’s marriage to Lamar ended on a rocky note, her beauty game earned her extra brownie points when she dyed her hair a beach babe-approved blonde. Best breakup transformation? Yes, yes, triple yes. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
9. Joe Jonas: Ladies aren’t the only ones who get post-breakup makeovers. Joe Jonas dipped his hair into the breakover pool by dyeing his locks with ocean-inspired hues. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
10. Gigi Hadid: It’s hard to talk about Joe and not bring up Gigi, right? While Hadid claims this ‘do was a wig, her newly short locks — debuted after her breakup with the singer — are clearly worth mentioning. Sorry, Joe, but we think Gigi won this makeover war. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)