Whether you're a celebrity or an average Joe, breakups feel more or less the same; painful. While we turn to gallons of ice-cream and weepy music, celebrities take a more drastic route by transforming themselves. To cut loose an old relationship, they believe in 'out with the old, in with the new', as far as their look is concerned. Here's how six celebrities healed post a breakup by dramatically changing up their look.
1. Zayn Malik
In the past week, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's split shocked the world. The pair had been together for two years and to recover from it, Zayn head straight to the tattoo parlour for a very permanent fix. The musician added to this collection of ink with two new tattoos; a rose on his nape and his age on the side of his neck. Hopefully the pain of getting inked wasn't much worse than the breakup.
2. Demi Lovato
After splitting from her boyfriend MMA fighter Guilherme Vasconcelos last year, Demi decided to reinvent her look with a new short hairstyle. She went for a stylish side-parted bob to try as a new singleton and her fans couldn't get enough of it.
3. Kylie Jenner
Last summer, after a unsteady relationship that lasted for years, Kylie Jenner and rapper Tyga broke up. Although she may not take the famous surname, she acted like any true Kardashian would by opting for a new 'do. Kylie is famous for her wigs (they reportedly have their own closet) and post the split, attended Coachella with fluorescent green highlighter hair and days later, a striking violet mane.
4. Katy Perry
After her breakup with Orlando Bloom last year, Katy Perry took the most popular path of hair transformation with a shocking hair cut. The singer cut her blonde locks almost all the way off and opted for a brand new undercut hairstyle with shaved sides, which she's stuck with for over a year.
5. Selena Gomez
A large reason why pop sensations Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are so widely known is for their on-again, off-again relationship. After calling time on it yet again a week ago, Selena Gomez was spotted with her brunette locks in a cute-as-a-button bob hairstyle that reached her ear length. Terrible for the relationship but hey, at least some style came out of it, right?
6. Sarah Hyland
The Modern Family star marked her split from actor Dominic Sherwood by opting for a hair colour change around that time. She showed off her newly dark brown locks with deep highlights in a colour called 'cinnamon chocolate' on her profile to mark her fresh start.
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