Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Banging New Look in Must-See Hair Transformation

Kate Middleton made a dramatic change to her signature beauty style, revealing her new curtain bangs for the first time on Sept. 27.

By Alyssa Morin Sep 27, 2023 5:38 PMTags
Watch: Kate Middleton Debuts Banging New Hair Transformation

Kate Middleton's new 'do takes the crown.

The Princess of Wales recently made a drastic change to her signature chest-length tresses, unveiling curtain bangs during her latest outing. 

Kate put her dramatic hair transformation on full display during a public service appearance on Sept. 27, in which she visited pre-school students in Sittingbourne, England for her "Shaping Us" campaign on early childhood development.

For the portage session, the 41-year-old ditched her trademark side part and effortless waves for a chic updo that consisted of a braid-wrapped bun. Of course, her new face-framing bangs were the mane attraction as they were loosely curled inward.

As for the rest of Kate's outfit? The royal wowed in a vibrant red-orange blazer that featured gold button adornments, a beige shirt layered underneath and navy blue trousers. She accessorized with matching ballet flats and tiny gold hoop earrings.

While this marks the first time Kate showcased her curtain bangs, she technically chopped her hair earlier this month.

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During the Rugby World Cup 2023 event on Sept. 9, Kate debuted a fresh trim that also included short front layers. However, it's clear she recently took the plunge and opted for curtain bangs.

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In fact, Kate's style switch up came one day after she honored the late Queen Elizabeth II on the first anniversary of her passing.

"Today we remember the extraordinary life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth," Kate and Prince William shared in a Sept. 8 Instagram post. "We all miss you. W & C."

Additionally, the couple traveled to Wales that same day to participate in a service commemorating Queen Elizabeth II. During the moving tribute, Kate kept the late queen close to her heart, wearing pearl and diamond earrings that had once belong to her.

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While Kate's beauty and fashion moments tend to be riddled with meaning, she's not the only star to change up her looks. Keep scrolling to see all of the epic celebrity hair transformations below.

Priyanka Chopra

The Heads of State star debuted a drastic haircut—a shoulder-grazing bob—while attending a Bulgari event in Rome on May 20. 

Jessica Biel

In May 2024, the actress chopped her hair into a bob that many fans on social media said reminded them of one of the looks she sported as Mary Camden on the '90s series 7th Heaven.

Megan Fox

The Transformers actress returned to her dark brown tresses and debuted a sassy bob in May 2024, a month after she dyed her hair blue to enter what she dubbed her "Jedi era."

Dannielynn Birkhead

At age 17, the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith debuted a new lob hairstyle overnight during 2024 Kentucky Derby weekend, which she attended with dad Larry Birkhead.

Demi Lovato

The singer debuted a lighter, shorter 'do in April 2024.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum debuted a blonde bombshell hair transformation May 8.

Kim Kardashian

Back to blonde: Kim debuted a new platinum 'do in April 2024.


The Fenty Beauty founder debuted a bright blonde hair transformation April 17 while celebrating her latest Fenty x Puma collection in London.

Delilah Belle Hamlin

The model debuted a bleach blonde pixie cut at the FRAME event April 4.

Megan Fox

The Jennifer's Body star traded in her bubblegum pink tresses for a baby blue bob, which she debuted April 2.


Less than a month afer chopping her hair into a long bob, Zendaya debuted a honey blonde transformation at the Challengers premiere March 26.

Elle Fanning

The Great star ushered in spring with a fresh cut, as she debuted a long bob March 25.

Rachel McAdams

The Mean Girls alum swapped out her signature blonde hair for a dark brunette transformation on March 18.

Bre Tiesi

The Selling Sunset star looked completely unrecognizable after debuting a dramatic blonde transformation March 16.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum ditched her signature purple hair after six years, tinting it an icy silver in March 2024. 


The Dune actress debuted a shoulder-grazing bob at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards March 7.

Sydney Sweeney

The Anyone But You star made a showstopping appearance at Miu Miu's fall/winter 2024-2025 show during Paris Fashion Week. For the March 5 event, she unveiled a dramatic long bob haircut.

Zoey Deutch

To prepare for her upcoming role as  Jean Seberg, the 29-year-old debuted a bleached blonde pixie cut.

Anne Hathaway

The Princess Diaries alum unveiled fringe bangs at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a bangin' new style at the premiere of her friend Nicola Peltz Beckham's film Lola in February 2024.

Jennifer Lopez

The "On the Floor" singer made a dramatic hair change, as she debuted a chin-grazing bob cut at Schiaparelli's haute couture spring/summer 2024 show on Jan. 22.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In January 2024, a month after her prison release, the now-influencer shared a pic of herself sporting a shorter 'do.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner traded in her dark locks for a pink 'do in January 2024.

Julianne Hough

In January 2024, the Dancing With the Stars personality shared a video of herself cutting her own hair. "Out with the old energy," she wrote, "and in with the new."

Kate Beckinsale

The Underworld actress took the plunge and went full blonde, while also debuting a short bob haircut.

Riley Keough

The Daisy Jones & The Six actress debuted jet-black hair on Nov. 2.

Eva Longoria

The Flamin' Hot director recently showcased her dramatic transformation, debuting a choppy, layered bob on Nov. 9.

Alix Earle

The TikToker debuted a fresh haircut, revealing a long bob.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

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