Celebrity hair in 2011 saw risk-taking, colour-friendly transformations like never before, with style-leaders like Jessie J and Lady Gaga keeping everyone talking.
Leading the way with more commercial looks, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge brought the blow-dry well and truly back, while Evan Rachel Wood demonstrated the versatile styling options of even the shortest crop.
Best known for her glossy graphic bob, Jessie J brought precision cutting to the forefront of fashion this year with her must-have head-hugging cut in a pristine shade of purest black.
This year also saw Jessie experiment with wigs and extensions, showing off a violet bob and silver dip-dye lengths as well as glamorous waves and curls.
Top look of 2011: That polished black bob receiving an edgy twist with a stepped fringe.
From her first audition it was clear that X Factor semi-finalist Misha B had an eye for avant-garde hair.
Throughout the auditions and judges’ houses rounds she continued to create spectacular statement styles and when hairdresser Jamie Stevens got his hands on her for the live shows, things went from interesting to incredible.
The queen of kook tamed things down a bit in 2011, switching her OTT multi-coloured wigs for high-octane glamour – albeit with a trademark Gaga twist.
Mint green bouffants, silver chignons and pastel pink ponytails all ensured the first lady of pop stayed firmly in the spotlight this year.
Top look of 2011: The epic array of styles debuted in the Judas video.
Evan Rachel Wood
There are more short-haired celebrities than ever around at the moment but none have mastered this season’s must-have men’s-inspired styling like Evan Rachel Wood.
The actress matches her crop with gamine suits and accessories for an on-trend look from head-to-toe.
She was announced as the face (and hair) of ghd in April and Katy Perry continued to keep everyone talking about her barnet throughout the year with colour changes a-go-go.
From black and pink to blonde and blue, this year has seen Katy give her pin-up girl style a comic-book colourful twist.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The latest addition to the Royal Family has fast become a firm favourite with the press and public alike thanks to her chic outfits and fabulously blow-dried bouffant.
Making glossy, gorgeous, natural-looking luxury a trend in itself, Catherine made headlines this year for taking her trusted hairdresser, James Pryce, on her first international tour.
A constant style chameleon, Rihanna’s styles this year have ranged from bright red corkscrew curls to a demure blonde blow-out on the cover of Vogue.
A constant inspiration for clients, Rihanna shows the versatility of Afro hair and embraces the transformational powers of wigs and extensions.
Although the latter half of the year saw Adele blighted with throat problems, her album 21 was still one of the biggest-selling albums of 2011.
Her big voice was matched with even bigger hair, styled more often than not in a curly bouffant or beehive.
Top look of 2011: Those huge bouncy curls on her first Vogue cover.
The mum-to-be made a serious style statement this year when she took to the stage at Glastonbury festival rocking a wild mane of blonde curls.
Channelling some serious Tina Turner vibes, Bey’s hair was one of the most-talked about elements of the entire festival.
The X Factor runner-up shot through the roof in terms of style this season, wowing with her constantly-evolving colour which took inspiration from the likes of Rihanna and Cheryl Cole.
The pint-sized pop star showed a serious knack for styling too, with plaits, updos and undercuts all making an appearance before she debuted a more demure look for Winter.