If you’ve been toying with the idea of chopping of your hair and going for that shoulder-length ‘do or super short bob, the answer—now more than ever—is yes. Don’t believe us? Get inspired from the latest wave of celebs to do the same, and never look back.
Julianne Hough stunned at the Billboard Music Awards with her new short ‘do, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri. “This cut is the exact opposite of the original ‘Safe Haven’ #TheJulianne cut back in 2013. It’s blunt, thick and 180 degrees across,” explains Capri of the must-have cut for summer. “She wanted to grow it out, but that awkward stage and funky flip on the shoulders got the best of her!”
Alison Brie just traded in her signature chocolate strands for something a bit lighter. As seen in her latest Instagram photos, the Glow actress opted for a brighter blond hue and fresh chop just in time for warmer temps to hit. While one of her captions reveals the change is for an upcoming role, she says husband Dave Franco encouraged the shake up—and we think it suits her perfectly.
Just when we thought we couldn’t love anything more than a pastel-haired Julia Roberts, celebrity hair stylist Serge Normant works his magic once again. Enter: Roberts with a choppy, sun-kissed lob that hits at the shoulder. Between the lived-in texture, perfect length and natural-looking highlights, this is one to bring to your next hair appointment.
Mandy Moore recently chopped her long, beachy waves down to a bob with help from her BFF and celebrity hair stylist Ashley Streicher and, as per usual, is giving us major hair envy.
However, while the This Is Us star often changes up her ‘do after wrapping a season of the hit show—remember when she went lighter last year?—this change of pace swiftly followed another monumental moment. According to Moore, the last few months following allegations surrounding her ex-husband, Ryan Adams, have been “emotionally turbulent,” and she craved a change. “I think there is something significant about shedding dead weight, and I’m moving forward,” Moore told Access Hollywood. Whether this cut sticks around or serves only as a reminder of her strength, we’re all for it.
Celeb hairstylist Renato Campora calls Naomi Watts’ new bob “fresh” and we fully agree. The 50-year-old star debuted the sleek look last night in New York and we woke up this morning contemplating an equally major hair change.
Jennifer Lawrence is the latest celeb to go shorter. Paired with windswept curls, we can’t think of a better—or more low-maintenance—summer hairstyle. If your hair’s natural texture is curly or wavy, all you need is a few spritzes of sea salt spray; otherwise, a one-inch curling iron will quickly do the trick.
When it comes to beauty (and, well, anything), Margot Robbie does no wrong, and her sleek lob is no different. Plus, this style can easily be replicated at home—simply blow-dry your hair with your ends facing inward.
Blunt ends and voluminous roots make Jenna Dewan’s bob chic and sexy. Use mousse on damp hair to boost volume, then dry and curl for height.
If you thought going shorter would make for higher hair maintenance, let Emma Roberts’ air-dried look prove you wrong.
Whether parted in the center or on the side, a cut at Olivia Culpo‘s length will always look flattering with a barely there wave. With this look, texturizing spray will be your best friend for extra undone body.
Though the blond didn’t last long, Selena Gomez proved a chic lob can work for every hair color (and brow combination!).
If you’re not comfortable going super short, take a cue from Kendall Jenner’s jaw-length locks that are easy to maintain and style.
A huge change for Lauren Conrad, her new short bob complements her face shape and highlights.
Pair your shoulder-length style with Bardot bangs like Alison Brie for a Sigourney Weaver–inspired look that never goes out of style.
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