Lori Harvey Spontaneously Chopped Her Hair Into a Bob

“Last night, I was supposed to be doing an updo.”

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The best hair transformations happen in the heat of the moment. Case in point? Lori Harvey’s spur-of-the-moment bob. The SKN by LH founder casually debuted her new look via Instagram this past weekend. While a big chop typically takes a decent amount of contemplation, this cut was a very last minute decision. 

Harvey’s hairstylist, Ray Christopher, revealed that the night’s glam session wasn’t supposed to involve a haircut whatsoever. “Last night I was supposed to be doing an updo, how did we end up here ?????? ✂️✂️ whip whip. NEW CUT, who dis,” he captioned an Instagram video of the model’s new look. Talk about a pivot. 

The chin-length chop, unplanned as it may have been, was a success—just look to the comments section for proof. Olivia Culpo wrote, “Absolutely stunning,” while Lori’s mom, Marjorie Harvey, left a string of fire emojis. Fans took up a similar tune. “THIS IS A LOOK,” one follower wrote, while someone else added, “Loving this cut!!!” 

Now, should the beauty brand founder decide to bid ado to her bob in the near future, we’re confident she’ll be turning to her go-to hair growth oil: The Hair Kitchen No. 5 Rosemary + Mint Hair Growth Oil. During a 2021 interview with The Strategist, Harvey shared that this is the first product that’s “actually worked” to make her hair grow. “I try to use it for like, two, three days before a wash day and really oil my scalp up,” she said at the time. “The oil has rosemary in it, which is good for hair growth, and peppermint, which makes your scalp feel fresh and tingly. Anytime someone tells me that they’re trying to grow their hair, I recommend this and they fall in love with it immediately.” But for the meantime, we’re fully embracing Harvey’s bob era. 

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.