When is a haircut never just a haircut?
When doesn't just change the trajectory of a celebrity, but the way in which the entire world looks at that celebrity and, in some ways, how the entire world looks at itself as a result.
Here are a few examples of what we mean:
Miley Cyrus Goes Punk
Yes, far too many looks at Miley Cyrus' nipples have made it clear that she's moved far past the Hannah Montana stage of life. But her transition truly started when she got her hair way short and dyed it blonde.
Really, we only need the above two words, don't we? Jennifer Aniston started a hair trend unlike any in recent memory when she got a haircut during her run on Friends.
Demi Moore Gets Buzzed
Demi Moore had a successful career before G.I. Jane, that's for sure. Hello... Ghost! But this drastic haircut proved how far she was willing to go for her craft and empowered other women in Hollywood to take similarly bold steps.
Victoria Beckham Bobs for Acclaim
Thanks to this sharp angular bob, Victoria Beckham went from being known as Posh Spice to being known as a global fashion and modeling icon.
Rihanna continues to change her hair on what seems like a weekly basis. But it all started in 2007 when she said goodbye to her Bajan braids and hello to this sleek bob.