From Geek to Chic

Some of your favorite Hollywood stars weren't always coiffed and fabulous. In fact, celebs such as Vin Diesel suffered through the awkward phase just like the rest of us. Check out photos of the stars long before they became household names – and before they got up-close-and-personal with their stylists.

JERSEY GIRL

It wasn't much of a stretch for Brittany Murphy (in 1993, left) to play an awkward teen in desperate need of a makeover in 1995's Clueless. These days the New Jersey-bred Murphy (in Paris in January, right) is known for her sleeker style, though she's still fond of "big hair," she told InStyle in December. "To me bigger is better."