New Life, New Hair: Events That Make Us Change Our Look

Whether it's losing weight or breaking up, there's nothing like a dramatic hair change to mark one of life's milestones (9 Photos)

Gina LaGuardia on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:50PM

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New Life, New Hair: Events That Make Us Change Our Look

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The Break-Over

Lisa Camerlengo (right), a senior manager of online marketing programs with a global professional services firm in New York City, says that almost all of her major life events either kicked off with or resulted in a hairstyle change every bit as dramatic as Jennifer Morrison's transformation from blonde to red head.

"After my first 'real' breakup, I went from blonde to nearly Elvira dark. It was such a dramatic change, being blue-eyed and fair-skinned, that even some family members hardly recognized me," she recalls.

“I did it because that was a true growth moment in my life—I was a different person and I learned so much about myself during that time that it completely made sense to have that metamorphosis reflect on the outside as well."

When Sarah Robinson (right), a small business strategy coach also known as The Maverick Mom, emerged from a breakup years ago, she, too, sought a style that signified transformation. She did it by morphing from being a brunette to a shimmery copper redhead.

“Someone told me that in the Japanese culture, when a woman breaks up with a man, one of the rituals is to cut her hair to symbolize a fresh start,” Sarah explains. “When we want and need to feel like we've left an old life behind, a fabulous new do reminds us that we have every time we look in the mirror.”

See more celebrity hair transformations here.

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