Elle Fanning Debuts Her Most Dramatic Hair Transformation Yet

Elle Fanning ushered in spring with a fresh cut, as she unveiled a shoulder-grazing bob.

By Alyssa Morin Mar 26, 2024 8:03 PMTags
Watch: Elle Fanning Pays Homage to Old Hollywood at 2022 Emmys

Elle Fanning's new look is fit for a queen.

The Great actress chopped off her Rapunzel-length hair—a style she's had for years—and opted for a spring-ready cut instead. That's right, Elle has officially joined the short hair club, as she debuted a long bob.

To showcase her new 'do, the Maleficent star posted several selfies in a March 25 Instagram of her shoulder-grazing strands, which were curled inward to frame her face. She captioned her post with scissors and flower emojis.

Although the 25-year-old didn't share additional insight into her drastic change, it's clear her friends and followers were hair for the transformation. Jenna Ortega commented, "Yes," while Paris Hilton wrote, "Loves it!"

And as one Instagram user put it, "Mother is mothering."

Elle Fanning's Best Looks

Elle has never been afraid to push the style boundaries or pay homage to fashion icons before her.

In fact, she oozed old-Hollywood glamour at the 2022 Emmys with her vintage look. "I've always been inspired by the glamour of the '50s, specifically when costume designers would design actresses' gowns," Elle told E! News at the time. "It's so special and you can see those dresses are made with love."

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She added, "I wanted to pay homage to the creatives on our show, because the world that's created in The Great, the way it looks is so important."

Of course, Elle isn't the only star to embrace a new look this spring.

Earlier this month, Zendaya switched up her go-to long hairstyle for a short bob at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards March 7. A week later, her Euphoria costar Sydney Sweeney also took the plunge, rocking a chin-grazing bob at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party March 12.

Keep reading to see all of the celebrities who've debuted dramatic hair transformations.

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.

Megan Fox

The actress recently debuted a bright red hair color and equally bold blunt bob haircut.

Cara Delevingne

The supermodel debuted a punk-rock hairstyle at Vogue's World Show during London Fashion Week on Sept. 14

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