Quarantine Has Made These Celebs Completely Unrecognizable

When we all come out of quarantine, we may just look a bit cracked, and who can blame us? Let's be honest — with salons shut down and no chance of any unexpected guests stopping by, it's safe to say most of us haven't even changed out of our safe sweatpants and have probably even forgotten what a hairbrush looks like. 

However, that attitude sometimes shifts — or maybe it's just the boredom — causing many of us to experiment with the dreaded  home hair-do, which sometimes has a not-so-great outcome. And celebrities aren't exactly maintaining their red carpet looks, either. Hollywood's A-Listers have reacted to self-isolation in a variety of ways, even though they're stuck at home like the rest of us. And without their glam squad, what could they possibly look like now? Just like us, that's what.

We're here to make you feel much better curled up and scrolling through your newsfeed while re-watching Tiger King for the eighth time. Here are celebs that are completely unrecognizable during quarantine.

Hilary Duff was feeling blue in quarantine

Sure, being in quarantine has made a lot of us blue, and some celebrities are even feeling it too. In fact, Hilary Duff posted to the 'gram to show off a new blue 'do for the occasion. The caption described most of our thoughts exactly when it comes to the past few weeks in isolation: "Yea."

We may know her best as a blonde, but crazy enough, this isn't the first time Duff has dyed her hair blue. In 2015, she showed off the shade in her music video "Sparks," and fans took to the comments section of her new Instagram photo to vent about the major nostalgia coming from her throwback look. "I don't have a good reason for why my hair's blue," Duff told MTV that same year as the "Sparks" vid, and we have a feeling she doesn't have a good one now either, but who can blame her? It's probably the best time to be trying out a new hair color before debuting it to the world, especially since most of us have no formal training what-so-ever when it comes to coloring. Shout out to hairstylists everywhere who will soon be fixing up our messes.

Tom Hanks' quarantine look may have terrified fans

Academy Award winner Tom Hanks pulls at our heartstrings on the big screen, and he pulled them even harder when we found out this loveable guy had contracted the coronavirus while in Australia with his wife Rita Wilson. Luckily, the two are completely recovered, as of this writing, but they still didn't change their stay-at-home attire during the quarantine.

"This is the first time I've worn anything other than sweatpants since March 11th," Hanks said a month later during an appearance on Saturday Night Live — the At Home version. Hanks was dressed in his best for the occasion as he performed the opening monologue from the comfort of his kitchen. But to the potential shock of fans everywhere, he was also sporting a nearly bald head, possibly causing viewers to think he may be sicker than they originally thought. However, Hanks quickly explained it was for a film role, but he admitted to really loving the new look. "It does save time in the shower, so, I don't know, maybe we should all do it, huh?" He said. Don't give anybody any crazy ideas in quarantine, Tom.

DJ Khaled desperately needs help with his quarantine 'do

This rapper and hit-maker is not afraid of going gray, but the online commentariat has been pretty rough regarding DJ Khaled's self-isolation look, which he proudly calls "quarantine alert." Entertainment executive Scooter Braun instead calls it "Survivor season 92." All the comments that people left on social media regarding Khaled's rough scruff must have gotten to the famed rapper, because he has posted multiple photos on Instagram mentioning he is in desperate need of a haircut — and some beard oil.

But before it comes to haircuts, DJ Khaled is worried about healthcare workers. His We The Best Foundation has partnered alongside others to help provide over 10,000 items of essential supplies, like masks and gloves, to "local hospitals in New York and Miami" (via PR Newswire). It looks like he has more important things to worry about than grooming.  

However, where there's a will, there's a way, and there's no way DJ Khaled can handle the heat from fans much longer, posting on Instagram that he will be figuring out how to get a cut quick. "Im get my Barbour [sic] a space suit stay tuned," he wrote.

Kelly Clarkson is keeping it real in quarantine

Kelly Clarkson has always had such a down to earth personality, and it showed during the coronavirus pandemic more than ever. She's been keeping it low key with a fresh faced look while quarantining at her Montana ranch. While her Instagram posts show that she's been spending a lot of time in her bathroom, it hasn't been for getting ready, as the pop star has been seen in interviews remotely — with no makeup. Instead, she's been singing songs from the inside of her bathroom to share online. Why the bathroom? Well, let's be honest, the acoustics are the best in ours too.

Clarkson even released a brand new single during social isolation called "I Dare You." Though it was written and recorded prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, now seems like the perfect time to release it. "There's a lot of uncertainty," she told the Today show. "We felt like the message before the pandemic, we thought it was a globally connecting environment, the message, but now even more so." There's certainly nothing that will slow down the busy singer, talk show host, mom, and vocal coach anytime soon — not even the quarantine.

Tallulah Willis created quite a buzz in quarantine

Bruce Willis got to raise his little girl, and during quarantine, he got to shave the 26-year-old's head. In a video posted on his daughter Tallulah Willis' Instagram, the action star can be seen taking a razor to complete his daughter's buzz-cut look. Afterward, her sister Rumer Willis snapped some photos of the young model to show off her new 'do, which sent the Internet... abuzz. "Back to bald!!!" One fan wrote, because the hairstyle — or lack thereof — was one that she debuted for the first time in 2015. Strangely enough, it was her mom, actor Demi Moore, that shaved it for her way back then.

The 'do does seem to be a popular look in the family. It's the same lack of locks that Demi Moore sported or G.I. Jane and that Bruce Willis had in, well, pretty much every movie he's ever been in. We guess it's true what they say: the family that shaves together, stays together.

Ryan Reynolds is ready for his wife to cut his hair

Ryan Reynolds is rocking gray hair and glasses in quarantine, and while many of us are sitting at home with split ends, luckily he has a secret weapon in his own home when it comes to receiving a haircut — his wife, actor Blake Lively. "She's done this once before," he told The Late Show with Stephen Colbert via video chat, adding, "It took two and a half hours, and then at the end, it looked like she'd done the whole thing using only a lighter." He has since let her do it again, because after all, marriage is all about trust, right?

The two have come together for more than just a haircut during the pandemic. Lively and Reynolds donated $1 million in March 2020 to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, and Reynolds encouraged his fans on Instagram to contribute what they could as well. He's also shown off his support for ConquerCOVID19, an organization hailing from his homeland of Canada, that helps ensure healthcare workers have access to the supplies they need during the pandemic. "Let's spread the word, not the virus," Reynolds wrote.

Sarah Hyland did a little quarantine role-playing

"We don't look at the calendar anymore," Sarah Hyland admitted on Instagram, and, honestly, there's really no reason to when you're stuck in quarantine. All the young actress has gotten the chance to look at while social distancing has been her fiancé Wells Adams' hair. In fact, she took the opportunity to cut it for him (via Allure), as she rocks her natural curls and glasses alongside him at home. The couple even decided to show off an even more unrecognizable look by dressing up as characters from Netflix's hit docuseries, Tiger King (shown above right).

Hyland has been open about her battle with a disorder called kidney dsyplasia, which caused the star to have two kidney transplants. (It should be noted here, that per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, "people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.) She's made it clear that she's staying hunkered down indoors to avoid catching the coronavirus, and she thinks everyone else should, too. "The most annoying thing to me right now are young, healthy people who are raiding grocery stores, who are raiding pharmacies," she told Brad Behavior. "They're leaving people over the age of 60, who may not have a child to do their shopping for them, left to their own devices." She does have a point. After all, having cabin fever is better than having a real fever, right?

Jennifer Love Hewitt went pink during the pandemic

Jennifer Love Hewitt had some extra time on her hands while hiding away at home and decided to dye her hair the color of love — hot pink. She showed off the new 'do on Instagram on April Fool's Day, writing, "because what else can I do right now!" which is exactly what we're all thinking in quarantine. Turns out, the dye job was no joke, as she posted another pink photo a few days later while soaking up some sun. In her original post, Hewitt shouted out her hairstylist, writing, "Don't be mad lol. I really miss you!"

We should have known back in February 2019 that this fiery hue was on Hewitt's mind when she posted a photo of herself in a red wig, asking if there was any way her character on the television series 9-1-1 could debut this 'do. While she was shooting the show, of course she couldn't dye her hair, but now that we're all in quarantine, nobody can tell this actress how her own hair should look. Even so, it's lucky for her producers, because the dye she used washes out in just a few days.

Kylie Jenner contemplated a natural look

While Kylie Jenner's glam squad always seems to be tucked away nearby, quarantine has them keeping away. So what's a girl to do? The young star decided to use this time as a way to give her hair and nails a much needed break. "This is such a good time to just take your hair out and your nails out," she told a friend on Instagram. Then again, she doesn't have much of a choice.

The young billionaire's Instagram posts generally come complete with long locks, lashes, and acrylic nails, but this girl took natural beauty to a whole new level while in self-isolation. Jenner appeared during the chat with a shoulder length bob, debuting what she says is "actually the first time I've worn my natural hair." Unfortunately for all of us looking in, Jenner is still just as gorgeous rocking her "natural look," but she didn't seem to think so. "I feel so uncomfortable," she admitted, which makes us feel even more uncomfortable with how we look now in sweatpants and faces stuffed with Oreos.

Helen Mirren bared some quarantine bedhead

Quarantine is the perfect time for actors to try out new looks. Just think about it. With most film production is shut down indefinitely, they have no character's look to adhere to. However, if you're Oscar winner Helen Mirren, the look you're showing off online is nothing new. Instead, she went to Instagram to share with the world a look only her husband has seen as they've been quarantining in Lake Tahoe — what she looks like when she first gets out of bed each morning (shown above).  

Of course, it caused quite a stir to get a glimpse of Mirren's bedhead, and that was understandably the point of her selfless selfie. Because of the attention it drew, she asked for a favor from fans. "In return for this pic of me literally first thing in the morning, please donate to the intensive care support," she captioned the candid snap. Mirren directed readers to check out the website for The Intensive Care Society in England, which is dedicated to helping those at the frontlines deal with the daily stress of their high stakes roles, give support to COVID-19 patients, fund research on the virus, and provide additional educational courses to healthcare workers.

Taika Waititi's kids learned a valuable skill in quarantine

As school closures popped up across the globe during the quarantine, it's been up to parents to be responsible for homeschooling their children during this new normal. While most aren't exactly excited about this additional task, parents have the unique opportunity to teach their children valuable skills they wouldn't be able to normally learn in school, like cooking a meal, budgeting for the week, or how to do laundry.

Taika Waititi had this same thought. While doing their daily homeschooling, the Jojo Rabbit director decided to teach his children a crucial skill for this time in history — how to cut your hair at home. Their model to practice on? Him. "It's fun. For about 10 minutes," he wrote on his Instagram post that documented the impending disaster. He continued, "And in the end you have no choice but to get rid of everything." And with that, his signature swoop was gone. But, hey, he got a haircut. That's more than the rest of us can say. It was free, too... well, we assume. Unless he was also teaching the kids about supply and demand that day. 

Pauly D. debuted a quarantine beard

"I think now more than ever we can all use some Pauly D positivity," Pauly D said in a video on his Instagram account. Sure, he mostly meant with his mad DJing skills, but he sent social media in a spin when he debuted his "quarantine beard" on Twitter.

During a time when most people are ridding themselves of the hair on their head, Pauly D decided to bring this new addition into the quarantined world, and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon. A few days later, he took to TikTok and showed himself attempting to shave it off — with no luck, as audio of someone off-screen can be heard shouting, "No!" to stop him.  

For those fans who want to see it in person when social distancing is no longer a thing, the Jersey Shore star has auctioned off a "VIP Night Out" with himself as part of the All In Challenge. All proceeds go toward providing food to those who need it during the pandemic. "I think anything I can do right now to give back is so important," he said, so while he keeps a lucky fan waiting, donning his beard to the Internet will do.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has an important message about her look

Staying home is of utmost importance during an international pandemic. This is something Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus strived to convey in a public service announcement she released at the beginning of April 2020. While she needed to shoot the short video from the comfort of her own home, there were some important people she also needed who were staying home too — her glam squad. "You know, normally when I do a PSA like this, I have a hair and makeup team," Louis-Dreyfus explained, adding, "A glam team, a professional glam team, who come and help me with my look." However, she was on her own with this one, over-drawing her own eyebrows and smearing on some bright red lipstick that made her look more clown-like than convincing. "MAKEUP TUTORIAL PLZ," one commenter joked.

In addition to conveying an important message on social distancing, the comedian was poking fun at the many other celebrities sitting at home with no clue how to apply their own makeup. Thankfully we don't need it right now, anyway.

Kevin Hart has confessed his love for gray

Kevin Hart has a confession to make: he's always had gray hair. "I was just a frequent dyer," he admitted on Instagram, but since he's stuck at home like the rest of us with nowhere to be, he doesn't care about going gray. "I'm not working right now," he wrote, and it's a good excuse to go all natural.

Inspired by setting this secret free (and probably a touch of boredom), the comedian has released weekly "Confessions from the Hart" videos on Instagram, divulging stories to fans that he's never shared before. Some seem to be downright embarrassing, from that time he pooped his pants in Scandinavia to a revealing instance when he started going through puberty. "I got stories for days," he wrote. The comedian even decided to amp it up and animate one so fans could follow firsthand.  

It sounds like Hart has a lot from the past weighing on him, as many videos show him sipping on a glass of wine while he pours his heart out. To be honest, it's probably how a good chunk of us look each evening in quarantine.

Halle Berry wears many hats (and head scarves)

From staying fit to cooking delicious new meals, Halle Berry wants you to take care of yourself during quarantine. Every Friday on Instagram, she's released something new for fans to do to keep themselves healthy and happy while they wait it out at home — and she's pretty much kept her hair covered up every time. "I'm on day 15 and my head scarf game is strong right now (who has time for a hair do?)," she wrote on Instagram. We sure don't.

Even prior to the pandemic, Berry was ending her week with #FitnessFriday, and that didn't change. Although, who are we kidding, has any day actually felt like a real Friday through all of this? While she isn't donning any makeup or red carpet outfits, Berry looks maybe even more fresh and fit than before. If anything, quarantine has given everybody even more time to exercise. Or maybe just stay on the couch instead.

P!nk bravely became her own barber

After all these years, P!nk has never known exactly what her natural hair color is, but after weeks of self isolation and no salon in sight, she does now. Though she's keeping the color for the time being, she's still been in desperate need of a haircut — so she took it into her own hands. "I was drinking a lot, and I was feeling really brave," she admitted during a virtual interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Turns out, P!nk used to do her own hair, so now seemed like the best time to freshen up those skills. However, it turned out horribly wrong. "So now I feel like I have, like, a mullet," she said, and in true P!nk fashion, she realized, adding, "Who cares?" There's no one to see it, after all — except millions of DeGeneres' viewers.

The singer has had many other important matters on her mind. Very early on in isolation, P!nk and her 3 year old son Jameson contracted the coronavirus, which she describes as one of the scariest times in her life. "It's affecting not just people over 65 years old," she told DeGeneres, urging viewers to stay home. To help others in the same situation, P!nk even donated $1 million that she split between the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund, where her mother used to work, and the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund (via Instagram).

Ali Wong is sans shampoo

While we have plenty of extra time in isolation for long showers, making sure every hair is brushed into place, and perfecting the cateye, with no place to be, there's really no reason for us to waste our time. And yet, comedian Ali Wong admitted that her hair was begging for some hygienic attention after nearly 10 days without seeing an ounce of shampoo. To that, she continually replied, "Tomorrow, I promise," and if that's not the most relatable thing during this experience, we don't know what is. Sorry, hair.

With all of Wong's comedy shows currently on hold due to the global pandemic, she is spending time at home — where we all should be — along with her husband and two small girls, and she's been documenting the entire ordeal on her Instagram page. There, she's admitted that she has more important things to do than wash her hair, like "wiping the rice/glitter/goldfish off the bottom of my feet," and that's okay. Every parent understands now more than ever.

Chris Noth has not a hair left

Famed Sex and the City actor Chris Noth has come to the conclusion that having hair is a hassle. "I decided dealing with hair was superfluous during these times of quarantine," he wrote on Instagram — alongside the above photo of himself with a new buzzed cut.

Fans seemed to be shocked by his transformation, but at least they can rest assured that he still has some hair — on his face. However, it seems others saw it coming. It must have been a look that Noth was determined to have for quite a while, as his Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica commented (via ET), "Why did you wait so long????"

Regardless of anyone's opinion of his new 'do, Noth is sure to make people happy with his new deal. For every bottle of his Ambhar brand tequila that is sold during this crazy time, he will donate 30 percent of the proceeds to the FDNY COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Tequila may not be the best idea in quarantine, but hey, it's for a good cause.

Armie Hammer honed in on a Joe Exotic inspired look

Armie Hammer has spent quarantine in Grand Cayman with his wife and kids, and while that sounds like a way more amazing experience than the rest of us are having, it looks like he has still somehow had a bad case of boredom at one point.  

On April 15, 2020, he showed off his new 'do on Instagram, looking completely unrecognizable with a mowhawk and handlebar moustache to go with it. "After many years, I believe you've figured out your look," one comment read. And it seems like this look was one that was — maybe not years, but — days in the making. His wife, Elizabeth Chambers, posted a throwback photo of Easter Sunday when Hammer had the moustache, but "Joe Exotic's mohawk hadn't yet graced us with its presence." After all, a slow build up is probably best, since it hardly looks like Hammer. His new 'do just goes to show that watching too many episodes of Netflix's Tiger King in quarantine can get to you.

Florence Pugh has a fresh face and fresh food

Little Women star Florence Pugh did her best to stay positive while waiting out the pandemic at home, but this fresh faced beauty also secretly freaked out. At the end of April 2020, it was announced that she would be starring in a new film by Olivia Wilde, who happens to be her "idol" (via Deadline). "I can't wait to join this project when all of this is over," she wrote on Instagram, and hopefully that's very soon. For all of us.

To keep the positivity cooking, Pugh has turned to making meals in the meantime to keep her occupied. It hasn't been easy for the young star to be quarantined away from her family, so she's passed the time by sharing recipes on Instagram to keep everyone's hearts — and stomachs — happy. After all, staying busy is the number one thing we should all be doing during this time. "As my dad said yesterday, we have to do things that keep us happy, keep us bubbly, and keep moving!" Pugh said, adding, "Number two is we have to be eating good."

So before we can see this Oscar nominated actress on the big screen once again, we can enjoy her online company cooking a cozy meal. "Until then, masks up. Gloves on. Stay home," she advised.

Amber Rose is wearing wigs in quarantine

Amber Rose would never be caught without looking all glammed up, so why would quarantine be any different? But one of her self-isolated Instagram pictures, however, had us all doing a double take. Debuting a long, blonde wig, the otherwise bald beauty looked like a completely different person. Turns out, it seems to be a look she's been growing for — er, we mean, going for — for quite a while.

"I'm good with just blonde wigs for now until my hair grows out and I really, really want a ponytail," Rose told Us Weekly back in 2017, adding, "I know it might sound corny, but as a girl it's been so many years since I've pulled my hair back in a ponytail and I just miss it!" Perhaps long locks are something that have been on her mind again. After all, isolation gives you a lot of time to think. Rose had people talking when she debuted a forehead tattoo in February 2020, so it wouldn't be a shocker if she came out of quarantine with a completely new 'do, too.

Casey Cott had a special quarantine cut

Though Kevin may have thought he was doing a good deed by joining The Farm in Riverdale, actor Casey Cott is doing an even better deed by shaving his head for charity. The first week of April 2020, he came together with his family to raise money in order to help create access to clean water around the world. "The need for clean water is more prevalent today than ever before. Washing hands is the first defense against the Coronavirus," the family's mission statement reads. "In many parts of the world, washing hands with clean water is not an option."  

According to the organization Charity Water, about 1,400 kids die every day from diseases — not just COVID-19 — that they've gotten from contaminated water. To help change this, Cott's family partook in The Cott Quarantine Cut, shaving their heads live on Instagram to raise awareness. The family raised well over their goal of $10,000, so the Riverdale star raised a razor to his head. "You guys are epic," he wrote, standing beside his bald brother.

JoJo Siwa's signature bow is no mo'

TikTok pretty much took over as people everywhere self-isolated in their homes. One celebrity in particular who was pretty busy performing on the platform is young star JoJo Siwa. Though her nationwide tour went on hold due to the pandemic, she continued making videos using a massive stage in her backyard. After all, the show must go on, and it's going to take a lot more than social distancing to stop her dance moves. Though the Dance Moms alum has become recognized by her signature ponytail and hair bows since her claim to fame on the reality show, JoJo's bows are nowhere to be found in some of her videos.

"Recently I've shown myself looking different," she even acknowledged on TikTok, explaining that people thought she was changing for good and "growing up." To that, she replied, "LOL NOPE!!!" It's just the way Siwa looks when she goes to bed and wakes up again, and it makes sense. None of us are wearing hair bows to bed — especially in quarantine.