Jennifer Lopez Makes It Official: Flippy Bobs Are the Hottest Haircut

She's the latest star to flip out.

Jennifer Lopez
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It's official: The flippy bob is the cut of the season. If you don't believe me, look at Jennifer Lopez. Or ask the myriad of celebrities who came before her over the last few weeks; matching cuts on Emma Stone, America Ferrera, Ayo Edebiri, and Julianne Hough can't be a coincidence.

In a strong departure from her signature waves, the "This Is Me... Now" artist chopped her hair to sit just below her cheekbones, showing off the cut at Schiaparelli's Paris Fashion Week show on Monday, January 22. For the high-fashion event, her hairstylist, Chris Appleton, worked the locks into a wet style, fashioned in a middle part with two tendrils hanging in her face.

Naturally, the ends of her bob weren't the only thing flipping out (pun intended). As soon as the 54-year-old shared her new look, her Instagram comments were full of fans and fellow celebrities chatting about the style.

"Short hair just suits you so well!!" wrote a fan page, while Selma Blair commented a string of fire emojis.

Flippy Bob Trend

Clockwise from top left: America Ferrera, Emma Stone, Ayo Edebiri, and Julianne Hough have all been rocking flippy bob haircuts.

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After Julianne Hough premiered a similar cut earlier this month, her stylist, Riawna Capri, offered some insight into the trend.

“Cutting a lot of hair at one time is releasing a lot of old energy at once,” Capri told Marie Claire. “Which is why a lot of people cry and have an overwhelming feeling when you chop that much. It’s beautiful really, to see all the tears of letting go.”

With that being said, a short bob in the New Year just makes sense. And as for that retro, flippy styling? It's adorable—case closed.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.