Elle Fanning Just Debuted a Long Bob

The bob is having a moment—and another, and another. The latest take on the abbreviated trend came courtesy of Elle Fanning, who lopped her signature pin-straight peroxide into a long bob designed to skim shoulders. A series of scissor and floral emojis came with the Instagram debut, a three-part slider that showcased the sleek and chic nature of the face-framing style—as well as the tousled effect that comes with a quick finger rake.

The classic cut is proving to be the year’s answer to the recent parade of jagged chops, with wet-look, baroque, and Italian-inspired bobs inspiring the likes of Gigi Hadid and Sydney Sweeney to ditch their manes for a shorter brand of bombshell. Though undeniably more polished than a shag or mullet, the bob is just as easily individualized, with shifts in length (midi, micro), idiosyncratic additions (bangs, layering), and styling options (flipped ends, damp finishes) transmuting the would-be sophisticated cut into one that’s funky and fun, if that’s your aim.

For Fanning, though, a timeless take will do—and her blunt and rounded midi bob is officially on our spring beauty mood board.

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