The Very Big Chop: Here's 22 Celebs Who Have Gone Bald

The Very Big Chop: Here's 22 Celebs Who Have Gone Bald

The bald and the beautiful.

Published September 7, 2017

Sanaa Lathan shocked us all again debuting a fresh cut on Tuesday night. Listen, she’s taking her commitment to being in character for Nappily Ever After to heart.

Damn, didn’t she just go blonde?

Traditionally, most women undergo the big chop when transitioning from relaxed to natural (or get rid of excessive damage). However, now many — including celebs — are just looking to switch it up, and make their lives easier.

PSA: Nothing says fresh start than a fresh new ‘do. We’ve rounded up 22 celebs who took the plunge, and might inspire you to the same.

  1. Sanaa Lathan

    #NappilyEverAfter 👶🏽

    A post shared by Sanaa Lathan (@sanaalathan) on

  2. Zoë Kravitz

    Oh shit: part 2 #newhair #whodis? @majormoonn @nikkinelms

    A post shared by Zoë Kravitz (@zoeisabellakravitz) on

  3. Keke Palmer

    she a lil' street but she so suhweet

    A post shared by keke (@keke) on

  4. Janelle Monae

    @janellemonae 💜 #WhenDovesCry 🕊#MarieClaire #HandMadeJewelry #HairJeweler #Doves #HairByNikkiNelms 🕊RIP Prince

    A post shared by Hair MacGyver 💇🏻💇🏼💇🏽💇🏾💇🏿 (@nikkinelms) on

  5. Keke Wyatt

    I look so much like my mommy!!! Crazy!!! @missjazzy60 🤦‍♀️

    A post shared by Keke Wyatt (@keke_wyatt) on

  6. Michaela Coel

    Dark. Skinned. Dark-Skinned. Extreme Melanin, stroke yourself.

    A post shared by Michaela Coel (@michaelacoel) on

  7. Danai Gurira

    Happy birthday Mr Yeun! Hope you had an incredible day! Couldn't love and admire you more!! @steveyeun

    A post shared by Danai Gurira (@danaigurira) on

  8. Amandla Steinberg


    A post shared by amandla (@amandlastenberg) on

  9. Taraji P. Henson

    It's been a minute. She's been busy AF!!! 👀💇🏾💋💋💋

    A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on

  10. Jaden Smith

    A post shared by Jaden Smith (@c.syresmith) on

  11. K. Michelle

    Thanks momma for these lips. They used to tease me in school about them. I woke up like this.

    A post shared by K. Michelle (@kmichellemusic) on

  12. Jill Scott
    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03:  Singer Jill Scott attends the "Steel Magnolias" New York Premiere at Paris Theatre on October 3, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)
  13. Halsey
    CARSON, CA - MAY 13:  Singer Halsey arrives at 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
  14. Viola Davis
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Actress Viola Davis attends the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Jason Merritt/WireImage) 23116_014_2617.jpg
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/WireImage)
  15. Solange Knowles
    Singer Solange Knowles arrives at the Range Rover Evoque VIP launch party at Cecconi's Restaurant on November 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
  16. Chrisette Michelle
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29:  Chrisette Michele visits BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios on November 29, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
    (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
  17. Raven-Symone
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06:  Actress Raven-Symone arrives at the red carpet premiere of "Empire" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on January 6, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  18. Kelis
    Kelis attends the 35th Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards at London Hilton on July 2, 2010 in London, England.
    (Photo: Jon Furniss/Gety Images)
  19. Nicole Ari Parker
    WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 09:  Nicole Ari Parker arrives at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy Production of "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker" at Royce Hall, UCLA on December 9, 2010 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)
    (Photo: Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)
  20. Jennifer Hudson

    All black every thang! Who needs hair, when u serving face !

    A post shared by Jennifer Hudson (@iamjhud) on

  21. Willow Smith
    SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 22:  Willow Smith arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "First Position" held at Aero Theatre on April 22, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
  22. Goapele

    🐝 📷 @xoxohadas

    A post shared by goapele (@goapele) on

Written by Janell M. Hickman

(Photo: SANAA LATHAN via Instagram)


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