These Small Celebrity Hair Changes Prove That Even a Trim Can Make All The Difference

You don't have to look far to see some of the most dramatic celebrity haircuts of the year so far. From Jamie Lee Curtis's white hair to Ashley Tisdale's Pink bob, 2019 has certainly been a year for big changes. But among the daring celebrities are those that choose a more subtle approach to switching up their style. That doesn't mean they make any less of an impact, though. With established signature styles, celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Reese Witherspoon prefer to take a less-is-more approach when they visit the salon and take it easy when it comes to hair changes.

Within this group, there are a few people for whom this is about more than personal preference: the British royal family. There are a few unwritten rules that they tend to abide by. We know that Princess Diana purposefully made tiny hair changes as opposed to major hair transformations so that the public and press wouldn't notice. This was to ensure that her beauty look didn't detract too much attention away from the work she was doing, often with charities close to her heart. Her hairstylist Richard Dalton previously said, "we had to do it one-fourth of an inch at a time over several weeks." It seems Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are following in her footsteps. Although they play with plenty of hairstyles and makeup looks, their haircuts are much more subtle.

Ahead, get a closer look at all of the celebrities that prefer to take the subtle route with their trims, including our favorite royals. These stars prove that, sometimes, it's not all about the major transformations.

Jessica Biel
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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel has stuck to her long wavy hair for years but proves you can switch things up with a subtle color change.

Jennifer Aniston
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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston rarely switches up her shoulder-length, honey-blond hair, apart from the odd face-framing trim.

Blake Lively
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Blake Lively

Blake Lively rarely changes her long blond mermaid hair, and she's proof that you don't need to have dramatic transformations to keep your hair fresh.

Thandie Newton
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Thandie Newton

Although Thandie Newton does change her hair up, it's never too drastic but always looks healthy.

Kate Beckinsale
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Kate Beckinsale

We will never tire of queen of the ponytail, Kate Beckinsale.

Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle hasn't had a hair change since joining the royal family but opts for optimum health and shine with small trims.

Priyanka Chopra
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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra doesn't do major beauty changes, and we're definitely not over her signature look yet.

Kate Middleton
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Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton went shorter in 2017 but generally sticks to her shoulder-length lob with tiny trims and a beautiful blowout.

Nicole Kidman
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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman has switched up her hair color many times but doesn't go for major haircut changes.

Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon has had blond midlength hair for a number of years, but it still looks just as good.

Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama proves that a lob cut can always look fresh and professional.

Rachel McAdams
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Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams has had a bob since 2014 and since then hasn't had much other than a trim, but you'd never know with her hair color changes and fresh styling.

Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey can do no wrong, and her hair needs nothing more than a trim.

Jennifer Connelly
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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly's jet-black hair is striking enough without a transformation.

Dakota Johnson
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Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson and her bangs need no major switch-up due to her experimenting with styling.

Kristen Bell
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Kristen Bell

You might be fooled into thinking Kristen Bell had a major hair change recently, but she just went from lob to bob with a few inches trimmed.

Gina Torres
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Gina Torres

Gina Torres's hair is the epitome of healthy, and we love it just the way it is.

Taylor Schilling
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Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling uses texture to give her beachy waves without needing to cut her hair.

Angela Bassett
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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett has definitely played with her hair in the past, but recently, she's stuck to her voluminous curls and experiments with makeup rather than big hair changes.

Lea Michele
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Lea Michele

Lea Michele's hair is always beachy and healthy. She opts for subtle color changes to switch up her look.

Yara Shahidi
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Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi cares for her natural hair without any dramatic changes, and TBH, she always looks like a goddess.

Amanda Seyfried
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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried isn't a fan of experimenting with drastic haircuts, and with her long blond hair, we don't blame her.

Winnie Harlow
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Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow definitely hasn't kept her hair the same forever — in 2016, she cut her long hair off but since then has kept it to just trims.