Kate Mara Goes Back to Red, Rose McGowan Sports a Spiky Pixie: Hollywood Hair Changes Not to Miss This Morning

08/15/2014 at 12:01 PM ET

Thinking about making a major hair change this weekend? We’ve seen a few new bangs, a Jenner undercut and one surprising blond transformation this week — but we think these two new looks may top them all.

Kate Mara Red HairGregg DeGuire/Getty; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Kate Mara, 31, has abruptly reversed course on her lighter locks, ditching her strawberry-blonde bob for her signature shade, a rich, cinnamon-tinged brunette. Earlier this year, Mara went from auburn to sand to platinum over a few months, telling PEOPLE that she wanted a change before she became too defined by her red hair. I was just ready to not be — this sounds really cheesy — but I didn’t want to be defined by my hair color,” she said in February.

Mara settled on a blonde-streaked do for the summer, but she looks ready to switch things up for fall, attending a pre-Emmys party in a studded black jacket and jeans (totally borrowing that for September) and her newly-darkened locks.

RELATED PHOTOS: Check out more major hair makeovers here!

Rose McGowan pixie cutDaniel Robertson/Startraks; Sara De Boer/Startraks

While we’re guessing Mara’s back-to-brunette transition will be a crowd-pleaser, Rose McGowan, 40, may have chosen a more controversial cut. The actress has been getting gradually shorter all summer: going from a ponytail to a bob in July, cutting it just below her ears last week, and finally going for the full chop on Friday. She wore it slicked back at the premiere of Life After Beth, which meant we didn’t get a really good look at it until now.

At the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet, the star teamed her bow-topped bustier with an androgynous take on the short cut: a spiky, heavily gelled do with a combed-down back and full plumed bangs. Light pink lips and a winged cat eye kept the look firmly feminine, however.

Share your thoughts about these hair changes, below! See anything you want to try?

–Alex Apatoff

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Guest on

Rose McGowan used to be so pretty (circa Charmed). This new cut does nothing for her but makes her look masculine. Too bad Rose couldn’t pull off the pixie like Alyssa Milano did.

Megan on

Kate Mara is so pretty, she can pretty much do no wrong.
Rose McGowan..hmm..I’m not sure if the plastic surgery or that silly haircut looks more ridiculous.

Nice on

Kate Mara has such a nice face and lovely eye color.

j on

It defn looks like Rose has had some work done. Unfortunatley it did not work in her favor. She looks terrible, & the haircut just makes it worse.

lilac on

it’s the same haircut for rose as the bobbed fringe – its just slicked back

Cheekylady on

Kate…i don’t think any short hair cut/color looks good on her – she’s not all that attractive. Love rose’s punk-pixie tho.

Amanda on

I like Rose’s new haircut. In my opinion, it suits her face better than the chin-length bob she was sporting before….Also, I saw some comments regarding her plastic surgery. Remember, she was in a car accident and suffered severe facial injuries. That’s why she doesn’t look quite as good as she used to…

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