Emily Ratajkowski Cut Her Own Bangs to Perfect Her Beach Day Hairdo

“Is this insane? Am I being crazy?”

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Emily Ratajkowski is a Jane of all trades. She’s a fashion designer (peep: Inamorata), she’s a model, she’s a mom, she’s a best-selling author. And now, she can add professional hairstylist to her ever-growing resume. In a now-viral TikTok video shared over the weekend, the 31-year-old Superga ambassador decided to grab a pair of sheers and give herself a spontaneous haircut. Why did she chop her own hair, you ask? Allow her to explain: “We’re going to the beach and I want to give myself an extra layer in my hair.” Pretty convincing if you ask us. 

While she looked like a total pro snipping away at her bangs, there was a hint of hesitation. “Is this insane? Am I being crazy? Yes, definitely,” she joked. Fast forward through a surprise appearance from her son, Sylvester, and Ratajkowski picked up the pace. As mom duty called, she had to do a few snips off-camera, but rest assured she showed her followers the end result. 


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“They’re looking pretty short,” the star said of her bangs. “I’ve cut hair before and this is not my best work. But it’s a start, it’s a moment.” Ratajkowoski may say otherwise, but we think he chop looks pretty professional. And, once her longer layers were pulled back into a pony, the whole look was *chef’s kiss.*

Fans couldn’t agree more. “This is so iconic. She just went for it,” one follower wrote, while another said, “I love your care free approach to hair cutting. It gives me confidence.” It seems as though bangs might not be the only hair change in the pipeline for Ratajkowski. After one person wrote, “Hear me out ….red hair,” the model chimed in, “....don’t tempt me.” 

So, here's hoping a DIY box of hair dye is in Ratajkowski’s future. 

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.