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9 ways to wear the new 'cool girl' hair cut you're seeing everywhere at the moment

Update your look for Spring with a lob or bob

SO THE COOL girl hair of the moment continues to be the bob or the lob a.k.a long bob.

Last week, Jessica Alba updated her Instagram with a gorgeous picture of her freshly cut hair, and in the process inspired us all to make the brave choice to update our own look.

Or at least to dream about it.

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Spring is a great time for a chop, as your hair grows faster during summer (due to the extra sunlight and hence Vitamin D) so you’ll be able to quickly grow back your hair if you’re not feeling it.

If you’re feeling nervous about making such a big change after being devoted to the Chelsea blowdry looks of Kate Middleton and Vogue Williams…

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…but are bored with the same balayage inspired long curled dominating your Instagram feed and stories, then this versatile haircut is for you! It can be worn a number of ways: with a middle or a side parting, with a fringe or side fringe, with a modern blunt cut or a softer cut that frames your face.

And if you need one more reason to convince you, this new cool girl hair will mean more beauty sleep and less time getting ready in the morning.

1. With a side parting and soft curls to add volume to one side while the other side is pushed back behind one ear, this look will look frame your face and look ultra glamorous with minimal effort

Emma Stone

Source: Kevork Djansezian

Chrissy Teigan

Source: Jason LaVeris

Alison Brie

Source: David Crotty

Emma Roberts

Source: Presley Ann

2. Or for a more modern twist, it can be styled straight with a sharp cut for a sleek look

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

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Olivia Wilde

Source: Jean Baptiste Lacroix

Emma Stone

Source: Kevork Djansezian

Hailey Baldwin

Source: Michael Tran

3. Middle partings look fantastic, particular if you have an oval or square face shape or a strong jawline

Kendall Jenner

Source: Kevin Mazur

Lily Collins

Source: Jon Kopaloff

Saoirse Ronan

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Olivia Palermo

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4. The fringe updates the look to make you stand out from the crowd

Bella Hadid

Source: Taylor Hill

Vanessa Hudgens

Source: Steve Granitz

5. This short hair brings attention to your neckline to show off necklaces

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Selena Gomez

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6. As well as showing off large and interesting earrings (a huge trend for the upcoming year!)

Vanessa Hudgens

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Kendall Jenner

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7. It’s very sexy for showing off your decolletage in low cut styles…

Olivia Wilde

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Bella Hadid

Source: Taylor Hill

Margot Robbie

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Alexa Chung

Source: Samir Hussein

8. And elegantly showcases high neck styles, which going by all the looks from Fashion Week, are still set to be big for Autumn/Winter 2018.

Jordan Dunn

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Lucy Hale

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9. And finally, judging by the Queen of Festival Hair – Lana Del Rey, the woman who launched a 1000 flower crowns – short hair and jewelled headpieces are the next go-to trend for summer festivals.

Lana Del Rey

Source: Mike Coppola


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