We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: 2019 is The Year of the Bob. Everyone from Lucy Boynton to Khloe Kardashian is sporting the short style — and now the latest star to trade in her long, wavy strands for a blunt bob is Mandy Moore.
Over the last few days, Moore’s long-time hairstylist, Ashley Streicher, has been sharing a series of photos chronicling her major hair makeover. Come to find out, Streicher chopped off several inches of Moore’s hair, keeping the length somewhere between the chin and the jawbone. The on-trend style was cut at a slight angle, flowing forward toward her jawline, so it’s somewhat longer in the front. And unlike the super-sleek versions, Moore’s natural waves are played up with tons of texture and bounce for more of an unfussy and flattering finish.
So, what inspired the chop? According to Marie Claire, the new cut was inspired by Moore’s star role in This Is Us. “For the end of her season on This Is Us we wanted to give her a change,” Streicher told the publication. “I wanted to give her a fresh, uplifting look going into spring. The bob is easy for her to style herself, and gives me so many fun and new styling ideas.”
While blunt bobs will always be chic, there’s something about Moore’s tousled version that makes us want to copy it immediately.