The best way to change your outlook is to change your hair. Just ask Mandy Moore. This Is Us star recently took to social media to share the heart-wrenching reason she decided to cut off her long brown waves.
Moore switched up her hair for two reasons. Her first one is stock standard in Hollywood. "I just got done with work," Moore told Access Hollywood in a new interview. "I have to look a certain way for eight months out of the year, so I'm like, 'Celebrate! Do something different.'"
Her second reason, though, is more emotionally fraught, and one anyone who's been through a particularly turbulent experience might relate. Last month, Moore was one of several women featured in a New York Times article detailing misconduct allegations against musician Ryan Adams. Moore and Adams were married for seven years, and during their relationship, she says he was psychologically abusive toward her. Changing her hair, Moore says, helped her close that dark chapter of her life—which she had to revisit for the article—for good.
“The last couple weeks have been sort of—I’m not going to get emotional—have been emotionally turbulent in a way," she said. "I think there is something significant about shedding dead weight and moving forward.”
Mandy isn't the only celebrity to commemorate a fresh start with a bold hair transformation. Jordyn Woods broke her social media silence following the Tristan Thompson/Khloe Kardashian cheating scandal by shedding her old look. Here, we revisit the most noteworthy Celebrities Who Switched Up Their Hair After A Break-Up.
This article originally appeared on maire claire.