There’s probably at least one thing we all regret doing when we were younger. But the choice that Nicole Kidman regrets may surprise you — mostly because it has to do with her hair.
Like many celebs, Nicole Kidman’s hair has changed quite a bit over the course of her career. Although the actress is usually seen with neat, prim blonde locks these days, that wasn’t always the case. As her longtime fans know, Nicole Kidman used to have red corkscrew curls that cascaded well below her shoulders. She confessed in an interview with Australia’s Who magazine that she would love to have that specific look back, but she can never wear her hair like that again — and it’s all because of the style changes she voluntarily made to her natural curls several years ago.
“I really wanted to have that suntanned skin and long blonde hair,” she said. “I wanted to conform and be the Aussie beach girl. And I was never going to be that.”
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Determined to get the “beach girl” style, Kidman tried just about every trick in the book to change her natural curls early on in her career. While her hair today has indeed changed — and still looks absolutely beautiful — she now fondly reminisces about how her natural curls used to look.
“I wish I had my curls back,” she said. “I tortured them to death. I always say, ‘Don’t ruin the ringlets!'”
She also revealed in the same interview that her husband, Keith Urban, thinks that she is picture-perfect no matter how she looks. Apparently, he doesn’t mind a more low-key appearance at all.
“He always prefers a natural me,” she said. “He’s like, ‘Come on, take the makeup off!'”
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While we think Nicole Kidman looks absolutely stunning no matter how she wears her hair, we can always appreciate a natural haircut, no matter who wears it. But more importantly, we can appreciate her honesty about beauty secrets from years past. We all have them, after all!
Next, see the most dramatic celebrity transformations from when they were teens in the jaw-dropping photos below.
Celebrity Transformations Collage
Famous, rich, beautiful... and still not immune to puberty! But you'll still be stunned when you see some of your favorite stars in their teens.
Celebrity Transformations Dolly Parton
Well, hello teenage Dolly! She's still got that charming smile.
Celebrity Transformations Lynda Carter
Before she was on the show, she had just a glimpse of Wonder Woman in her eyes! It's no surprise that this beautiful teen would one day inspire us on the big screen.
Teen To Celebrity Transformations Reba Mcentire
The country star graced us with this throwback pic and the most hysterical caption: "I was hipster, before hipster wasn’t cool…" You're the coolest, Reba—then and now!
Just a year shy of releasing her debut album in 2008, the Grammy award-winning singer rocked a much more low-key look in a conga line than what we're used to seeing from her on the red carpet!
John Stamos Young
We're not surprised that teenage John Stamos was just as handsome as his older self. Plus, look at those flowing locks!
Celebrity Transformations Bill Nye
Before he was a famous TV personality, he graced his ninth grade science class with a slightly shaggy haircut. But we can still detect his light-hearted humor in this one.
Celebrity Transformations Olivia Newton John
She's adorable, and devoted (hopelessly?) to her ironing. And the pigtails--so cute!
020117 1290 Delta Burke Add
With those looks, it's no surprise that she was the youngest woman to win the Miss Florida title. We're confident that Burke could still proudly rock her winning sash today.
Celeb Teens Kirstie Alley
Same sly grin--and we just love that hairstyle. Seems like she's amped up her style a bit though!
Celebrity Transformations Stephen Colbert
Before he was a late night show host, he was just a doe-eyed student. We all have to start somewhere!
Celebrity Transformations Jada Pinkett Smith
Celebrity Transformations George Clooney
Family members called his glasses an experiment that "didn't work out." We're glad the heartthrob moved on soon after!
Celebrity Transformations Gwen Stefani
Clearly, the pop star has come a long way in her routine of getting glammed up! Still, Gwen's youthful beauty is undeniable.
Celebrity Transformations Shakira
The Latin pop singer looks like she could've been a totally different person on her first album cover. Is that really her with the dark brown hair?!
Celebrity Transformations Shania Twain
The country star sure has come a long way from her youth! But she's still a country lover at heart.
Celebrity Transformations Tina Fey
The actress said she had a pretty "rough" puberty. Now looking glamorous in her 40s, it looks like it paid off!
Celebrity Transformations Rashida Jones
She aged so incredibly well! Looks like she definitely grew out of those adorably chubby cheeks.
Celebrity Transformations Miranda Lambert
The country star says she was a "goody two shoes" back in high school. An adorably unrecognizable one!
Celebrity Transformations Victoria Beckham
Wow! She was even smiling in her old photos--a rarity for the former Spice girl and fashion designer these days.
Celebrity Transformations Jennifer Lopez
Just as glam--in a totally different style! What a stunner!
Celebrity Transformations Mariah Carey
That's undeniably Will Smith with a then-unknown, now-unrecognizable Mariah Carey. My, how times have changed!
Celebrity Transformations Zooey Deschanel
This New Girl sure has a new look--and we love it! But of course, Deschanel couldn't leave behind her signature bangs, even if they're styled differently now.
Celebrity Transformations Ryan Seacrest
Totally unrecognizable now! In a good way, of course.
Celebs Grew Up Poor
Would you believe some of your favorite A-list stars were once homeless? Here's a list of some of the most famous celebs whose lives got off to shockingly rocky starts. Their poor backgrounds make their stories of success that much sweeter!
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