It's not unusual to feel—or look—worlds away from who you were in high school. And this sentiment includes celebrities, too. On the beauty front, a lot has changed for some of Hollywood's biggest stars, from radical dye jobs to unmistakable makeup signatures.
This week, Christina Hendricks posted a throwback to her punk roots on Instagram: “Hard to be punk/goth in front of a ship-shadowbox. But trying SO HARD!” she wrote. And before she became a global pop superstar and manifested her Blonde Ambition, a 15-year-old Madonna had dark waves down to her waist to bohemian effect, while Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon underwent a similar evolution during her teenage years, ditching her natural brunette shade for bright platinum. A quintessential '90s girl, Drew Barrymore favored a moody mauve lip during the decade, but has since graduated to warmer red and berry stamps of color, as well as lightened lengths. As bold in their beauty choices as they are on screen, both Zo? Kravitz and Lena Dunham chopped off their long manes in favor of choppy pixie cuts as adults. And then there are stars like Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian West, who may have chameleonic hair and makeup tendencies, but still keep their teenaged signatures in heavy rotation.
From a bit of zhooshing to full-blown transformations, here, a retrospective look at how stars have evolved their look above the neck, from their high school years to present day.