The most dramatic celeb hair makeovers in the latter half of 2018

Change isn’t always a good thing

The most dramatic  celeb hair makeovers in the latter half of 2018
The most dramatic celeb hair makeovers in the latter half of 2018
09 Dec 2018

The most dramatic celeb hair makeovers in the latter half of 2018

Last week, Desmond Tan (left) dropped a platinum blonde bomb on Instagram and we lost our minds – and not in a good way. Though not the most flattering on the actor, the hair-raising look, which took him seven hours to achieve, comes down as one of the most dramatic celeb hair transformations in the last six months, or of the entire year for that matter. Click on to see the rest – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Desmond Tan
Desmond Tan
09 Dec 2018

Desmond Tan

If there’s one thing we can say about Desmond’s personal style, it’s that he isn’t afraid to experiment.

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But this shade of platinum is way too stark for the tanned actor’s chiselled features, making him look more like a yakuza gangster than a K-pop idol. He’s just missing the tattoos. Downgrade.

Photo: Instagram/@thedesmondtan, Toggle

He Ying Ying
He Ying Ying
09 Dec 2018

He Ying Ying

Ying Ying got everyone at our office talking when she debuted a dark pixie cut on Instagram.

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A "nah" at first, but the pixie cut grew on us and now we’re obsessed with it. Love how quirky and fresh Ying Ying looks. Upgrade!

Photo: Instagram/@hereisyingying

Jeanette Aw
Jeanette Aw
18 Dec 2018

Jeanette Aw

Look who got a haircut! Jeanette said she needed a cut after six months in Bangkok and we say it's about time. The actress hasn't had this short hair in more than a decade.

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UPGRADE! The bob's chic and brings out a bit of sultriness in Jeanette's usual sweet persona.

Photo: Instagram/@jeanetteaw

Andie Chen
Andie Chen
09 Dec 2018

Andie Chen

After wearing that wavy mop for over a year, Andie finally cleaned up nicely for his role in a new Channel 8 drama.

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Upgrade. While most girls would kill to have that luscious head of hair, Andie looks more put together clean cut.

Photo: Instagram/@andiechen

Fann Wong
Fann Wong
09 Dec 2018

Fann Wong

We always associate Fann with long locks, so when we saw her bob, we had to do a double take.  

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It looks better when it's straight but we ain’t feeling the wavy ahjumma look. Downgrade.

Photo: Instagram/@fannaiaiwong, @iweeklymag

Zed Lee
Zed Lee
09 Dec 2018

Zed Lee

Mummy Fann Wong said Zed was the one who requested for this buzz cut. Wonder what inspired the haircut.

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Upgrade. Looks like Zed Zed has picked up a thing or two from his parents’ sense of style. He’s just five and he’s already choosing his own hairstyle and slaying it!

Photo: Instagram/@fannaiaiwong

Chen Liping
Chen Liping
09 Dec 2018

Chen Liping

For her role as a naïve, slow-witted woman in How Are You?, Liping returned to the dark side and got herself a mod bowl cut.

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Upgrade. Only the bubbly Liping (well, Aden Chen too) can pull off this cute 'do. Don’t you love how it frames her face?

Sora Ma
Sora Ma
09 Dec 2018

Sora Ma

Last month, Sora got a major dye job, transforming from chic brunette to, erm, Sia.

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The black is too harsh against Sora’s milky white complexion. Downgrade.

Photo: Instagram/@soramayx

Hazelle Teo
Hazelle Teo
09 Dec 2018

Hazelle Teo

Before Hazelle went under the scissors, she bade goodbye to her long, luscious locks on Instagram, adding that she hopes she doesn’t change her mind later.

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Upgrade. We’re so glad Hazel dozed off at the salon ‘cause this lob takes her from girl-next-door to cool girl. Best. Nap. Ever.

Photo: Instagram/@heyhihazelle

Romeo Tan
Romeo Tan
09 Dec 2018

Romeo Tan

After filming for Say Cheese wrapped, Romeo swapped his K-idol worthy floppy style for a textured ‘do.

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Upgrade. We’re loving the slightly more rugged Romeo.

Photo: Toggle, Instagram/@romeotan

Sheila Sim
Sheila Sim
09 Dec 2018

Sheila Sim

Sheila said she waited eight long months before she could cut her hair. In fact, she would have gone shorter if it weren’t for work.

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Well, it was worth the wait ‘cause you rock the bob, Sheila. Upgrade.

Photo: Instagram/@sheila_sim

Benjamin Kheng
Benjamin Kheng
09 Dec 2018

Benjamin Kheng

Our prayers have been answered. After what seemed like an eternity, Ben finally ditched his messy mop.

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Upgrade. Regardless of how much hair you have, a combover is not okay. Welcome back, boyish Ben.

Photo: Instagram/@benjaminkheng

Cynthia Koh
Cynthia Koh
09 Dec 2018

Cynthia Koh

In between her acting projects and helping others through alternative healing, Cynthia still managed to find time for a trim and fun streaks – just the pick-me-up to make her feel alive again.

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Upgrade. It’s amazing what some colour can do to lift your mood. We love Cynthia’s purple and copper streaks and we’re so glad she does too.

Photo: Toggle, Instagram/@cynthiakoh27

Denise Camellia Tan
Denise Camellia Tan
09 Dec 2018

Denise Camellia Tan

Denise isn’t exactly the most adventurous person, hair-wise, so we got a little thrill out of seeing her chop off the bulk of her tresses.

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Upgrade. The darker shade and shorter style not only refreshed Denise’s look but also took years off her. Go shorter next time!

Photo: Instagram/@denisecamillia

Terence Cao
Terence Cao
09 Dec 2018

Terence Cao

In July, Terence underwent a transformation, going from "hunkle" to blonde beng. Please tell us it’s purely for his role as a travel guide in Jalan Jalan.

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Two words: those roots! Downgrade!

Photo: Instagram/@terencecao_guohui

Jayley Woo
Jayley Woo
09 Dec 2018

Jayley Woo

After a brief flirtation with the bob, Jayley got herself a mushroom cut that kinda reminds us of her debut look.

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She looks more feminine with the bob, but we prefer spunky Jayley. Upgrade.

Photo: Instagram/@jiaqiwoo

Kayly Loh
Kayly Loh
09 Dec 2018

Kayly Loh

New drama, new hair. Kayly revealed a lighter and shorter ‘do on Instagram, asking, “How do you guys like mah (sic) hair getting shorter and shorter?”

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Love it, Kayly! We totally dig the orangey shade, especially when you style your bangs to the side. Upgrade.

Photo: Instagram/@kaylywayly

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