Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Banging New Look in Must-See Hair Transformation

Kate Middleton made a dramatic change to her signature beauty style, revealing her new curtain bangs for the first time on Sept. 27.

By Alyssa Morin Sep 27, 2023 5:38 PMTags
Watch: Kate Middleton Debuts Banging New Hair Transformation

Kate Middleton's new 'do takes the crown.

The Princess of Wales recently made a drastic change to her signature chest-length tresses, unveiling curtain bangs during her latest outing. 

Kate put her dramatic hair transformation on full display during a public service appearance on Sept. 27, in which she visited pre-school students in Sittingbourne, England for her "Shaping Us" campaign on early childhood development.

For the portage session, the 41-year-old ditched her trademark side part and effortless waves for a chic updo that consisted of a braid-wrapped bun. Of course, her new face-framing bangs were the mane attraction as they were loosely curled inward.

As for the rest of Kate's outfit? The royal wowed in a vibrant red-orange blazer that featured gold button adornments, a beige shirt layered underneath and navy blue trousers. She accessorized with matching ballet flats and tiny gold hoop earrings.

While this marks the first time Kate showcased her curtain bangs, she technically chopped her hair earlier this month.

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During the Rugby World Cup 2023 event on Sept. 9, Kate debuted a fresh trim that also included short front layers. However, it's clear she recently took the plunge and opted for curtain bangs.

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In fact, Kate's style switch up came one day after she honored the late Queen Elizabeth II on the first anniversary of her passing.

"Today we remember the extraordinary life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth," Kate and Prince William shared in a Sept. 8 Instagram post. "We all miss you. W & C."

Additionally, the couple traveled to Wales that same day to participate in a service commemorating Queen Elizabeth II. During the moving tribute, Kate kept the late queen close to her heart, wearing pearl and diamond earrings that had once belong to her.

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While Kate's beauty and fashion moments tend to be riddled with meaning, she's not the only star to change up her looks. Keep scrolling to see all of the epic celebrity hair transformations below.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

Megan Fox

The actress recently debuted a bright red hair color and equally bold blunt bob haircut.

Cara Delevingne

The supermodel debuted a punk-rock hairstyle at Vogue's World Show during London Fashion Week on Sept. 14

Brittany Snow

The Pitch Perfect star made a drastic hair change, going from dark brunette tresses to a bright blonde look.

Hayden Panettiere

The Scream actress debuted a bubblegum pink style in August 2023.

Brooklyn Beckham

The son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham got his head shaved by Selena Gomez's little sister, Gracie Teefey, in August 2023.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

The Can't Hardly Wait actress showed off her drastic hair change, debuting dark red hair and a blunt bob haircut.

Jennifer Lopez

The Second Act star unveiled bright blonde highlights in a new selfie.

Kim Kardashian

The Kardashians star showed off her new bob hairstyle in a recent SKIMS video campaign.

Keke Palmer

The Hustlers star debuted a voluminous long bob and curtain bangs on Aug. 12.


Rachel Green, is that you? The Euphoria star appeared to take inspiration from Jennifer Aniston's Friends character with this layered look.

Tom Schwartz

The Vanderpump Rules star debuted a platinum blond dye job in August 2023.

Brian Austin Green

The '90s heartthrob debuted a newly shaved head, sharing on Instagram that "it's for work."

Doja Cat

The "Say So" singer showed off her dramatic hair transformation on Instagram, debuting bright purple hair and a spooky spider design on the back of her head.

Chloë Grace Moretz

The Kick-Ass actress debuted a fresh bob haircut, which she hasn't rocked in quite some time.

Katy Perry

The American Idol judge revived her signature style of 2008 and revealed baby bangs in a June 20 Instagram.

Kim Kardashian

In July 2023, the SKIMS founder debuted a short bob, bringing to mind what has become her sister Kourtney Kardashian's signature style in recent years.

Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries actress debuted fringe bangs for the Los Angeles premiere of her new film Out-Laws in June.


The "Vogue" singer debuted an edgy shag haircut on June 11.

JoJo Siwa

The Dance Moms alum proved you can be blonde and brunette at the same time with her recent hair change.

Ashley Tisdale

The High School Musical alum has entered her French girl era, after showing off her new curtain bangs.

Zooey Deschanel

The New Girl alum ditched her trademark brown hair and blunt bangs for a sky-high blonde 'do for her upcoming appearance on the '80s-based Apple TV+ series Physical.

Katharine McPhee

The "Over It" artist headed into summer with a shorter cut and new hair color, debuting her blonde bob to Instagram in May 2023.

January Jones

The X-Men star kissed her shoulder-length hair goodbye and debuted a pixie cut on May 26.

Emma Stone

While attending the Louis Vuitton cruise show in Italy on May 24, Emma debuted curtain bangs—a style she often rocked in the mid-2010s.

Reese Witherspoon

The Sweet Home Alabama actress debuted wispy fringe bangs in a stunning selfie. 

Kourtney Kardashian

The Poosh founder went back to her brunette roots, debuting a new look. As she put it on Instagram, she's a "brunette4lyfe."

Blac Chyna

Amid her ongoing transformation journey, the Rob & Chyna alum debuted a short pixie cut with shaved sides.

Camila Cabello

On May 15, the pop star opted for a bold hair color, rocking jet-black hair.

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