Blake Lively's Famous Blond Hair Is Gone! See Her Dramatic Rhythm Section Pixie Cut

Actress ditches her signature tresses for a darker hairstyle

By Samantha Schnurr Dec 04, 2017 2:12 PMTags
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Blake Lively is making everyone do a double take. 

The actress was clearly ready to transform for her upcoming role in The Rhythm Section. Directed by Reed Morano and based on the thriller novel series by Mark Burnell, the movie hones in on a woman seeking revenge on those responsible for her family's plane crash. 

In honor of the new character, Lively has switched out her signature long blond tresses for a blunt black bob. The look is surprising on first glance, unlike any style Lively has sported in her career as of yet. 

While it's unclear if the actress let a stylist take a scissor to her real locks or if this is the result of an expertly styled wig, fans are nonetheless reacting to her bold new look. 

"Is there any look she can't rock?" one fan questioned on Lively's Instagram post of the pixie. "Love this look on you!!!" another opined. 

This role certainly presents a change from Lively's expertly styled red carpet ensembles. Last month, Lively sparked headlines when she was spotted on set in Dublin sporting a disheveled shag and dirty jacket, requiring fans to do a double take yet again. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lively's character adopts the identity of an assassin in her quest to discover who murdered her family, which could explain her changing looks. 

Whatever the case, Lively has our attention. While we wait for the film's release, slated for 2019, take a look at more star-studded hair transformations below:

Katy Perry

Last Friday, er, Wednesday night, Perry returned to her dark hair after previously sporting a blonde 'do.

Dove Cameron

In November 2021, at the LACMA Art+Film gala in Los Angeles, the Disney Channel star showcased a brunette style after appearing as a blonde for years.

Florence Pugh

The Midsommer star debuted a dramatic pixie cut with shaggy bangs on Oct. 30. "I did a thing..," she captioned her Instagram post.

Anne Hathaway

The actress ditched her long hair for a curly bob on the set of her next movie. 

Debbie Johnson

The reality star debuted a new hairstyle ahead of her appearance on 90 Day: The Single Life.

AJ McLean

The Backstreet Boys star swapped out his signature beard for a bare face. 

David Harbour

The Stranger Things actor was spotted sporting a comb-over for his role in the new Netflix movie We Have a Ghost on Oct. 25, 2021.

Selena Gomez

Look at her now! Selena Gomez said goodbye to her lovely long locks and hello to a chic shorter style with her new bob.

Megan Fox

The actress, who typically sports dark brown hair, debuted this silvery look in October 2021 on the set of the film Johnny & Clyde.

Joaquin Phoenix

While stepping out at the New York Film Festival, the Oscar-winning actor showed off his shorter hairstyle that featured a buzz cut on top. 

Adam Levine

The Maroon 5 singer kicked off fall with a blue 'do in October.

Hayden Panettiere

On Oct. 1, Hayden returned to Instagram after taking a sixth-month break to debut her shoulder-length hairstyle and curtain bangs.

Katy Perry

The singer underwent several hair transformations since she rose to fame in 2008, and in September 2021, she came full circle with a brunette wig.

Antonio Banderas

The actor traded his signature dark hair for a reddish brown style at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

Seth Rogen

The Pineapple Express star opted for a lot less hair in a look he debuted in September 2021.

Chip Gaines

To help raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Fixer Upper star vowed to go bald if fans donated money. After raising more than $300,000, Chip revealed his look.

Kristen Stewart

The Spencer star traded in her dark-rooted tresses for an orange-tinged mane. 

Camila Cabello

The "Don't Go Yet" songstress declared herself a "pyschofreak" while debuting her blunt bob on Instagram. 

Billie Eilish

The "bad guy" singer went shorter with a new bob—and fans are truly happier than ever. 

Kourtney Kardashian

The Poosh founder said goodbye to her long hairstyle, and instead, opted for a fresh haircut in August 2021.

Simone Biles

After returning home from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Simone debuted a fabulous new braided hairstyle.

Gabrielle Union

The actress recently showed off her major new haircut, explaining on Instagram, "The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy. It hits different and its foreign to me but I [love] this new new."

Ariel Winter

The Modern Family alum is rocking the red hair once again, debuting her new look after a trip to the salon in July 2021.

 

Jessica Alba

The actress and business mogul's hairstylist Brittney Ryan used UNITE Hair to create her beautiful soft curls to compliment her new hair color. As Jessica proclaimed, "Summer is all about color!" 

Troian Bellisario

The Pretty Little Liars star chopped off her lovely long tresses and debuted a beautiful bob in June 2021.

Liam Payne

The One Direction alum is ready to run...towards a new 'do. Payne debuted his blonde hair on Instagram in June 2021.

Sophie Turner

After years of rocking the blonde, the Emmy-nominated star dyed her hair red, giving fans flashbacks to when she played Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones.

Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones actress shows off her fabulous new bangs on Instagram Stories, writing, "Ya gal's bange'd up."

Rihanna

The Grammy winner debuted a chic pixie cut in May 2021 that took some fans back to her Unapologetic era.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a platinum blond hairstyle in April 2021, more than three years after showcasing a similar hair color for a few weeks. Nikki Lee and Riwana Capri of Nine Zero One Salon used Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo and Conditioner for the transformation. 

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