Emma Watson Proves That The Faux Bob Is The Perfect Summer Hairstyle

Emma Watson at the premiere of “This Is The End” in Los Angeles.
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Long before “The Karlie,” before Rihanna’s cut, and even before Miley Cyrus’ epic chop, Emma Watson proved her own beauty chameleon steez back in 2008 when she lopped off her Hermione locks in favor of a closed-cropped pixie. Although the actress may have started the process of growing it back—and even sports long hair with fringe in The Bling Ring!—she’s still into switching things up, as she proved last night at the premiere of This Is The End. The star, who makes a cameo in the apocolyptic comedy, nailed her premiere look per usual in a Roland Mouret bustier and 3.1 Phillip Lim skinny trousers. But fashion business aside, right now we’ve GOT to talk about her faux bob. With a deep side part, serious shine, and an effortless curl underneath, Emma’s chin-length (temporary) new look just might be the most practical style ever for the summer, and here’s why.

Listen, we don’t need to remind you that summer is H-O-T. Whether or not you’re sweating it up on the sidewalk, on the subway platform, or even just en route to your car, nobody needs layer upon shaggy layer dangling down her back. Purely for obvious cooling off reasons, this abbreviated ’do lets your hair fall only to about your chin, meaning your neck can finally breathe. But not only is the look 100% practical, it’s also the perfect option for commitment-phobes who feel an emotional attachment to their hair (um…guilty). You don’t HAVE to go to a salon and deal with the scissors—or if you’re Sky Ferreira, a knife—all it takes is a few bobby pins and some practice to test-drive the cut. Speaking of practice, there are more than enough tutorials out there to really perfect the technique. So what are you waiting for? Take a cue from Emma and get the look yourself! Because as much as we hate to admit it, everybody needs a break from the topknot every now and then.

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