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44 Before And After Photos That Prove The Power Of A Haircut

"Snip snip, bish!"

Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us their fun, flirty, and ferosh hair glow-ups and we were absolutely FLOODED with gorgeous responses! Here are some of our faves:

1.

"I've been coloring my hair since I was 15 and I'm 33 now. All these pictures were taken within a year!" —calliejofunkh
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"I've been coloring my hair since I was 15 and I'm 33 now. All these pictures were taken within a year!" —calliejofunkh

2.

"On a whim, I went to an open call for a hair modeling gig!" —katelyns40f629cde
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"On a whim, I went to an open call for a hair modeling gig!" —katelyns40f629cde

3.

"For years (from 10-15 years old) I had my hair permed, and therefore had damaged hair, was insecure about it, and wore it in a bun at the back of my head. I decided to make the 'big chop' at age 15 and loved it so much I kept it shaved/short for years after. At 20 years old, I’m just starting to let it grow out now. #shorthairdontcare #naturalhair" —livileeeee
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"For years (from 10-15 years old) I had my hair permed, and therefore had damaged hair, was insecure about it, and wore it in a bun at the back of my head. I decided to make the 'big chop' at age 15 and loved it so much I kept it shaved/short for years after. At 20 years old, I’m just starting to let it grow out now. #shorthairdontcare #naturalhair" —livileeeee

4.

 —ginar4e44016e6

5.

"My husband in his 'scene' days versus on our wedding day!" —allyk44b8abf37
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"My husband in his 'scene' days versus on our wedding day!" —allyk44b8abf37

6.

"I cut off all my hair last summer and loved the end result!" —emmab4937834cb
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"I cut off all my hair last summer and loved the end result!" —emmab4937834cb

7.

"This was a couple years back when I first started my hair journey. It took 7 hours to complete the look but it was definitely worth it!" —j4ad6dae8a
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"This was a couple years back when I first started my hair journey. It took 7 hours to complete the look but it was definitely worth it!" —j4ad6dae8a

8.

"Growing up with curly hair I was always complimented on how beautiful it was, but I never really felt that it was beautiful. But this past July, I got my hair cut for the first time in about two years. It was my very first experience with a DevaCut, which is a method for cutting curly hair where the stylist cuts each curl individually. IT WAS LIFE CHANGING! I have never felt better about my hair, and am regularly wearing it curly. It has truly been such an empowering experience." —arianaysabel
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"Growing up with curly hair I was always complimented on how beautiful it was, but I never really felt that it was beautiful. But this past July, I got my hair cut for the first time in about two years. It was my very first experience with a DevaCut, which is a method for cutting curly hair where the stylist cuts each curl individually. IT WAS LIFE CHANGING! I have never felt better about my hair, and am regularly wearing it curly. It has truly been such an empowering experience." —arianaysabel

9.

"I finally chopped of all of my dry, dead hair!" —camadden66
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"I finally chopped of all of my dry, dead hair!" —camadden66

10.

—mollyyyy15

11.

"I was always so afraid of going short, but I did it three years ago and never looked back! A bit later, I started my gradual change to platinum. Now I have the best hair of my life!" —kaseyyy980
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"I was always so afraid of going short, but I did it three years ago and never looked back! A bit later, I started my gradual change to platinum. Now I have the best hair of my life!" —kaseyyy980

12.

—chloestarwater

13.

"Donated ten inches to children with hair loss!" —lilyr10
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"Donated ten inches to children with hair loss!" —lilyr10

14.

"For years, I straightened my hair everyday and damaged it. But four years ago, I started embracing my curls. I cannot believe how healthy and happy my hair is now. Don’t fight nature!" —jennyd46a7d7cb3
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"For years, I straightened my hair everyday and damaged it. But four years ago, I started embracing my curls. I cannot believe how healthy and happy my hair is now. Don’t fight nature!" —jennyd46a7d7cb3

15.

 —callieannem

16.

"Not only am I happier with shorter hair, I look and feel so much better, too." —mandim486528d8a
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"Not only am I happier with shorter hair, I look and feel so much better, too." —mandim486528d8a

17.

"13 inches shorter and no more black box dye!" —abis4e1e3ea13
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"13 inches shorter and no more black box dye!" —abis4e1e3ea13

18.

"I was so bored with my natural brown hair. I felt dull, so I decided to spice things up and dye my hair red! Fast forward three years and I've added the bangs and recently went orange. My hair has given me such a confidence boost and I've never been happier! I feel more myself, even if that means living as a tangerine until I'm 80!" —taranoell
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"I was so bored with my natural brown hair. I felt dull, so I decided to spice things up and dye my hair red! Fast forward three years and I've added the bangs and recently went orange. My hair has given me such a confidence boost and I've never been happier! I feel more myself, even if that means living as a tangerine until I'm 80!" —taranoell

19.

"Almost a year after I graduated high school, I chopped it all off and dyed it red. I've never felt more physically confident!" —ashleym4bab26466
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"Almost a year after I graduated high school, I chopped it all off and dyed it red. I've never felt more physically confident!" —ashleym4bab26466

20.

"I've learned that it's so much easier to add felt to dreadlocks than to dye them. And it definitely makes the colors pop!" —aisham42dfd1584
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"I've learned that it's so much easier to add felt to dreadlocks than to dye them. And it definitely makes the colors pop!" —aisham42dfd1584

21.

"I went from blonde to pink, which is my favorite color. I've always loved bright colors, so my hair is a great way to express myself!" —sprinkleddonut
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"I went from blonde to pink, which is my favorite color. I've always loved bright colors, so my hair is a great way to express myself!" —sprinkleddonut

22.

"Snip snip, bish! New cute, fresh color and a little more edge to match my personality!" —cassydyr
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"Snip snip, bish! New cute, fresh color and a little more edge to match my personality!" —cassydyr

23.

"I’m a hairdresser and I’m always going back and forth from blonde to brown to pink. I love a good change!" —angelag18
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"I’m a hairdresser and I’m always going back and forth from blonde to brown to pink. I love a good change!" —angelag18

24.

"I work in a salon, so I change my hair all the time. But still, I'm obsessed with my current hair and can’t believe that picture on the right is of me!" —amieanneroselandk
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"I work in a salon, so I change my hair all the time. But still, I'm obsessed with my current hair and can’t believe that picture on the right is of me!" —amieanneroselandk

25.

"This haircut changed my life. It changed my style, my personality, and gave me LIFE! When I have fun hair, I have more fun!" —mollir3
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"This haircut changed my life. It changed my style, my personality, and gave me LIFE! When I have fun hair, I have more fun!" —mollir3

26.

"I’ve learned a trick or two when it comes to taking out the brass in hair." —christyvanderh
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"I’ve learned a trick or two when it comes to taking out the brass in hair." —christyvanderh

27.

"Finally gained the courage to do something out of the ordinary!" —eileens400d48127
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"Finally gained the courage to do something out of the ordinary!" —eileens400d48127

28.

"Me before and after cutting 14 inches off. Could not be happier!" —gigie4a880353a
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"Me before and after cutting 14 inches off. Could not be happier!" —gigie4a880353a

29.

"It took about a year to grow my hair out to this length (and a couple dye mishaps, like accidentally dyeing my hair green!) but I feel more like myself than I have in a long time. Turned out all my billboard-sized forehead needed was some bangs!" —katyvf
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"It took about a year to grow my hair out to this length (and a couple dye mishaps, like accidentally dyeing my hair green!) but I feel more like myself than I have in a long time. Turned out all my billboard-sized forehead needed was some bangs!" —katyvf

30.

 —kaysand

31.

"I took the plunge and did the side shave I've always wanted, then bleached it Khaleesi white. I've never been happier or felt more like myself." —allikat
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"I took the plunge and did the side shave I've always wanted, then bleached it Khaleesi white. I've never been happier or felt more like myself." —allikat

32.

"Rocked long red hair (braids, twists, crochet) for years. Then went short and blonde! Life's too short for boring hair!!!" —ohhmylade
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"Rocked long red hair (braids, twists, crochet) for years. Then went short and blonde! Life's too short for boring hair!!!" —ohhmylade

33.

"I've worn my hair buzzed short for years, but finally decided to grow it out. Short and dyed black, and one year later, shoulder length and my natural dirty blonde!" —amethystwells
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"I've worn my hair buzzed short for years, but finally decided to grow it out. Short and dyed black, and one year later, shoulder length and my natural dirty blonde!" —amethystwells

34.

—justdance

35.

"Since becoming a hairstylist and becoming more comfortable in my skin over the last three or four years, I’ve cut my hair shorter and shorter. It’s so much easier to maintain, and I can keep switching up the colors a lot more". —bronwync45458b438
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"Since becoming a hairstylist and becoming more comfortable in my skin over the last three or four years, I’ve cut my hair shorter and shorter. It’s so much easier to maintain, and I can keep switching up the colors a lot more". —bronwync45458b438

36.

 —jessssikka

37.

"Have straightened my hair for the majority of my life and got bored of it after high school. I feel so much happier after getting braids, and I don't think I'm going back for awhile!" —keyajohnson1234
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"Have straightened my hair for the majority of my life and got bored of it after high school. I feel so much happier after getting braids, and I don't think I'm going back for awhile!" —keyajohnson1234

38.

"I’m a natural blonde. I dyed my hair dark brown after I ended a long relationship with someone who never wanted me to dye my hair dark. I kept it dark for almost seven years, but I recently went back to blonde because I missed it! I couldn’t be happier." —mariekel
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"I’m a natural blonde. I dyed my hair dark brown after I ended a long relationship with someone who never wanted me to dye my hair dark. I kept it dark for almost seven years, but I recently went back to blonde because I missed it! I couldn’t be happier." —mariekel

39.

 —t40408f1c2

40.

"14 to 19." —haileyb4323a21a9

41.

"For years I kept my hair in a ratty ponytail complete with fly-aways. At 22, I cut most of it off. It’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!" —sierrap4afd84365
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"For years I kept my hair in a ratty ponytail complete with fly-aways. At 22, I cut most of it off. It’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!" —sierrap4afd84365

42.

"From 2016 to 2018! I always had very long, dark brown hair, and this year I decided to change it up and go beachy blonde (and cut about seven inches off.) People say it brightens up my face!" —halfofalex
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"From 2016 to 2018! I always had very long, dark brown hair, and this year I decided to change it up and go beachy blonde (and cut about seven inches off.) People say it brightens up my face!" —halfofalex

43.

"Went from plain old brown to fiery red with some bangs! I feel so much more confident now!" —britishpepsi139
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"Went from plain old brown to fiery red with some bangs! I feel so much more confident now!" —britishpepsi139

44.

"I’ve been dying my hair purple/blue/pink for years, so I let it grow out and let the dye fade, and it got all brassy and IMO not that cute. But then recently I got that color fixed and some bangs, and my hair looks like I actually care about it!!!" —annakopsky
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"I’ve been dying my hair purple/blue/pink for years, so I let it grow out and let the dye fade, and it got all brassy and IMO not that cute. But then recently I got that color fixed and some bangs, and my hair looks like I actually care about it!!!" —annakopsky

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