Just when I thought I had firmly decided to grow my hair out, Julianne Hough goes ahead and changes my plans entirely. Her adorable new micro bob has me questioning everything I thought I wanted from my hair in 2024.
We’ve all been there. You’re bored with your look and open to a big, big change — and you need it ASAP. The Dancing with the Stars host debuted a chin-skimming French bob at the Golden Globes, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Prior to the chop, her hair was about mid-back length. But Hough was clearly looking for a new look to welcome in the new year, so she called up her go-to stylist, Riwana Capri, and scheduled a cut.
And oh, what a cut they chose! “[Hough] has been wanting to do a chop for a while now, and there is no better time than the new year!” Capri wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the process. “She wanted chic, Parisian French vibes and that’s exactly what I gave her!” After cutting length and saying “See ya!” to inches of hair, Capri used clippers to shape that ultra-precise line. The triple threat’s hair now hits just below her ear, gently cupping her jawline. Hough’s blonde also got a boost, with Capri using foils to achieve a buttery, glowy pale hue. “Keeping it short and sweet,” Hough wrote of her new look, and she’s 100% correct.
This isn’t Hough’s first trip to Bob Land; she’s a frequent resident! In early 2023, she was rocking a slightly longer blunt cut, also by Capri. She’s a true hair chameleon, often going from short to long in what feels like an instant. In May of that year, she made her long curtain bangs practically disappear with some magical hairstyling tricks, and since then has been mostly sticking to longer lengths. However, when you get the urge to go short, you just gotta do it, and after a season of heat styling and style change-ups on DWTS, Hough was probably ready to start fresh — and so am I after seeing these pics. Calling my salon in 3, 2, 1 …
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