The beginning of the new year is a good time to think about changing something about your hairstyle. Getting your bangs cut, coloring your hair with all the colors of the rainbow, getting braids, or even shaving your head — there are many ways to keep your look fresh and bright, from safe to risky. So if you’ve been thinking about switching it up with a new hairdo for some time now, perhaps it’s finally time to take the plunge.
Here at Bright Side, we found 20 inspiring photos that display bold hair experiments in all their glory.
1. “My sister did this for me as a Christmas present.”
2. “I went dark for the first time in years! I feel like Rogue from X-Men now.”
3. “I decided to make fire hair!”
4. “Chopped it off and went lighter!”
5. “Back to brunette!”
6. “I shaved my head for the second time yesterday after 2 years of growth.”
7. “From black hair to dreamy lavender in a day”
8. “I wanted hair like Draculaura and I’m absolutely in love with how it turned out.”
9. “Took the plunge, shaved half my head, and I love it.”
10. “Dyed my hair for the first time ever and now I feel like Avril/Princess Bubblegum.”
11. “Had been growing it out for 6 years until today. Decided I needed a good reset.”
12. “Turning 30 next week so I decided to get my hair done early for it.”
13. “I usually do box braids, but I was in a rush to go on vacation, so I tried these faux locks for the first time.”
14. “I did a thing. It’s a big change!”
15. “6+ years of growing snipped off today. I love it!”
16. “I got box braids for the first time!”
17. “I went for it! I’m obsessed with my hair!”
18. “Finally got up the courage to go short!”
19. “Sometimes you pick up some bleach and dye on a whim, and the hair gods bless you.”
20. “After 1.5 years of growing out my hair, I took the plunge.”
What’s the boldest hair experiment you’ve ever done? If you have a picture of yourself after that hair change, show it to us in the comments!