Guys, GUYS! Khloé Kardashian just got a majorly short bob, and I’m freaking out. Because it is now officially the summer of short hair. And lest you think I’m just exaggerating, please reflect upon Rihanna’s super-short, cropped bob that she revealed just this morning; Alicia Keys’ bob that she debuted just a few days ago; and now, the long-hair-queen herself, who has jumped on the trend with a new short style.
In a photo (opens in new tab) posted to her Instagram Thursday, Khloé showed off her new blunt bob (though it looks like an angled lob in the photo), with the caption, “’Not smiling makes me smile’ Kanye.” The new short hair comes compliments of celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan, who posted the same photo of Khloé, writing, “Guess who’s back baby!!!”
Immediately, fans started praising the new hairstyle, littering both photos with heart-eye and fire emojis. But little do they know, the haircut is not, in fact, a real haircut—it's the work of expertly trimmed and placed hair extensions.
"We've been talking about going short for months, but she wanted to test it out today before going for the plunge," Marjan tells MarieClaire.com, adding that she used Hidden Crown clip-in extensions (opens in new tab) to create the style. "I braided her hair up, then cut the extensions blunt," she says. "Her top layer of hair was short enough to conceal the clips, so she could test-drive the length for the day."
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Uh, yes, that is masterful trickery, and a reminder to us all that we should never believe anything we see in photos. The blunt bob comes just days after Khloé commented on a fan’s throwback photo of her with short hair, Tweeting, “Short hair is my favorite! But I still need to loose [sic] a few more pounds and then I’ll cut it again.” (For the record, everyone’s body is perfect, and please cut the hair that you want to cut, because life is short.)
But apparently, Khloé had a change of heart, because hi, hello, look at her new shoulder-skimming length. If this hasn’t convinced you to immediately chop off all of your hair, then I don’t know what will, but I highly recommend jumping on the trend before everyone, including your mother, follows suit.
And to get you inspired to make the cut, check out these bob inspo pics, ahead.
96 Bob Hairstyles That'll Convince You to Cut Your Hair
Amandla rocks the braided bob that hit right at her clavicles. To mimic this face-shaping style, braids should curve inwards towards the face for a show-stopping look.
For wavy to curly hair, Taylor Swift's bob with bangs will be right up your alley. Her 'do is choppy and works well for hair with some texture. The side-swept bangs keeps the look fresh and fun.
Demi Lovato's wavy bob can be achieved using a curling iron to create texture. After the curls are created, brush through them for a wavier feel.
Viola's curly bob can be achieved either with a curling iron, or even by sleeping with braids. Braid your hair the night before, then unravel them for a beautifully textured bob.
Dua Lipa's two-toned bob made waves–literally. With an intense center part and shoulder-scraping lengths, Dua's look is enviable. This look can be mimicked with a curling wand and some texture spray.
For a glamorous look, this sleek bob that Barbie Ferreira rocks is easy to achieve. Slicking down the hair with gel, tuck the ends behind the ears for a look that's super high fashion.
With a flat iron, you can copy Jennifer Hudson's sleek bob. Couple it with a side part to truly get the look down.
For some extra drama, this wet look worn by Saoirse Ronan looks good on everyone. Right before wash day, come some gel from roots to ends for an easy yet high-end look.
Rashida's jawline-length bob is trés chic. Using a flat iron, curve the bottom edge of the hair inwards. French, piecey bangs help complete the look.
To achieve Maisie's too-cool-for-school style, some texture spray and a ton of attitude are all you need. This look is somewhere between a shaggy bob and a modern mullet, and we adore it.
For hair with volume, Selena's bob works for casual or glam looks. To replicate it, it's important flip the bottoms of the hair inwards towards the chin with a flat iron.
Kat Graham plays up her dark chocolate bob by adding subtle fringe bangs that fall right above her brows. To replicate this look, add a few bends with a medium barrel curling iron for an effortless vibe.
If a no-fuss short style suits your lifestyle, try Cate Blanchett's a-line bob, which falls right below the ear. It's a low-maintenance classic cut that's perfect for the spring and summer months.
Although Gerber's underwent several hair transformations within the past year, this might be our favorite. Her face-framing asymmetrical bob is the perfect compromise between her current a-line bob (opens in new tab)and a shoulder-grazing lob, if you can't pick one.
Breathe life into a classic blunt bob with a few tousled bends using your flat-iron. And play up your look even more with a fashionable hair accessory like Coehlo.
Let your roots grow out like Hale's blonde bob. Just tuck your hair behind your ears for a polished look and spritz some hairspray on for added shine.
Doesn't Boynton's bleach blonde bob make you want to go to a beach? Those waves, though! For effortless volume, separate your hair into sections and add a few bends throughout until you get your hair this wispy.
The uniformity of Paulson's sleek, salt and pepper blonde bob is what makes it look so timeless. You can do the same by slightly curling your ends under with a hair straightener and tucking one side behind the ear.
Orji rocks a bone-straight, blunt bob like it was made for her. Just look at how this chin-grazing style gorgeously accentuates her jawline.
Wilde's side-swept bob has an effortless, bed-head vibe we can get hind. A few waves and an easy hair tuck will do the trick.
That one time Culpo swapped her shoulder-length lob for a naturally tousled jaw-length bob had us in awe.
Pinkett-Smith has proved time and time again that she can pull off any look, including this curly 'do. It'll take some patience, but a small curling wand will help you achieve a similar style.
Try a piece-y bob, keeping it long in the front and shorter towards the back for extra dimension. For a tousled look similar to Lovato's, curl your hair away from your face using a medium-sized barrel curling iron.
JLaw is known for experimenting with pixie cuts and lengthy extensions, but this face-framing blonde bob goes down as one of our favorites the actress has ever worn.
Williams stuns with this wavy blonde bob featuring flipped ends and a deep side part. Sweep one side behind the ear and add a few soft waves to achieve this sleekness.
Washington keeps it classic with a side part dark brown bob hitting right below the chin. To add a bit of volume to your curled under bob, blow dry your hair with a rounded brush.
Knightley's dirty blonde hair with dark roots is a vibe. Add tousled waves and you have yourself a lewk.
Zendaya has hair wins for days, but this rounded bob is one of my favorites. The takeaway: layered bangs that fall seamlessly into your hair frame your face beautifully.
Soft bends and a vivid color will do your short style so much good. Bieber experimented with pink, but there's something about this sun-kissed shade that checks every box.
Style your bob with a sophisticated hat like Rowland if you really want to look like the coolest person in the room.
When Roberts wore this cool-girl style to Refinery 29's "29 Rooms" event I immediately saved it to my moodboard. A sleek slick-back and a modern bouffant = hair gold.
My jaw is still on the ground from the moment Theron showed up to the 91st Academy Awards with a sleek brunette bob looking like a whole new woman. This a-line cut and sultry hue is what you call a grown woman style.
Yes, I-just-left-the-beach waves on bobs work well together. All you need is a good sea salt spray, like Ouai's Wave Spray (opens in new tab) ($26), to give this style longevity. Take Dewan's effortlessly tousled texture as an example.
Thompson's wet texture has a glossy shine that's practically blinding. The S-wave swoop in the the front gives this style a timeless, old Hollywood vibe.
A simple hair flip and ear tuck is what takes Lipa's bob from basic to fashun. It's an easy way to keep your face front and center without losing the life of your hair.
Let's set the record straight: bobs aren't only for straight hair. 1) Curly bobs are absolutely gorgeous. 2) Curly bobs with curly bangs are next-level, which makes this such a standout style for Shahidi.
Breathe life into your bob with volume. If you have naturally thin hair, don't be afraid to add a few extensions for fullness. A deep side-part like Dunn's will give your style more structure and shape.
2018 was Teigen's year of the bob, and I'm still living for this off-duty style spiked with caramel highlights for an effortless appeal.
Glamourizing your bob with romantic curls is always a good idea. Feathered curls, like Davis's, will fall in all the right places.
Although it's impossible to keep up with Delevingne's ever-changing hair, her platinum bob was one for the books. Just in case you needed further proof that bold colors and bobs go together.