Lucy Hale’s Hair Just Keeps Getting Shorter

She’s inching closer to a pixie.

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Perpetual hair-color chameleon Lucy Hale is always down to try new follicular things, and this year, that has included lots of new hairstyles. Most recently, the Pretty Little Liars actor just debuted a brand new chin-length bob on Instagram, and suffice it to say, fans aren’t surprised. Hale is constantly changing things up, thanks in part to her longtime stylist Kristin Ess.

The new cut ends in a blunt line precisely at Hale’s chin, finished with a few layers to frame her face and her trademark beachy, tousled texture. They also set off her serious brow style. (The secret? She does them herself.) She captioned the photo with a simple description: “C H O P T,” with credit to Ess for the updated look. Hale herself has a sense of humor about her hair: She shared a photo of the new chop spliced with Daria’s best friend Jane Lane on her Instagram Story. As Hale puts it, the comparison is “[f-cking] accurate.”

Kristin Ess is responsible for some of the bluntest bobs and waviest lobs in Hollywood — from Hale to Lauren Conrad to Lili Reinhart to Jenna Dewan. Her clients all have a few things in common: They’re constantly playing with length, and they have some of the best natural texture around. Much of the credit likely goes to Ess’s own hair-care line for Target, specifically the Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air-Dry Spray and Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème.

As for Hale, she’s moved from her previous wavy, medium-length look with thick fringe to a casual lob to her new chic chin-length look. Though the actor has never quite made it to a pixie, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before she goes there.

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For model Karlie Kloss it’s all about starting with clean hair. “My favorite hair day starts with washing it at night, going to bed with it air-dried, slightly damp and then waking up the next morning with really good bed head texture,” she says. “A bit messed up, not too perfect, but kind of sexy texture; it feels very French. I love a good sea salt spray or dry shampoo, and I love to do a French braid. I do a mean French braid!”


On a good hair day, Frozen actress Kristen Bell relies on Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray, Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, and Ibiza hair brush. But when she’s on the go she loves dry shampoo. “Klorane Dry Shampoo when I don’t have time to wash my hair.”


The trick to Burberry model Iris Law‘s healthy hair is a minimalist routine. “Sometimes I do coconut oil over night, but generally I don’t do anything,” she says. “Sometimes I prefer my hair when I have a shower and put it up in a towel and leave it so I goes a bit wavy, but I think my hair just does it’s own thing.”


For actress Lucy Hale, “A day old hair wash, Kristin Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo and Dry Finish Working Texture Spray when needed” is the key to her effortless waves.


The secret to keeping actress Ashley Benson‘s hair fresh is dry shampoo. “I love Oribe, especially the dry shampoo if you don’t have time to wash your hair. It really works well for me, because I have extensions from time to time so it helps make everything look really fresh.”


Nicole Richie‘s routine consists of “washing my hair with Kevin Murphy’s Young.Again.Wash shampoo & conditioner and Honest Beauty’s Truly Restored Leave-In Conditioner.”


Actress and model Andie MacDowell protects her color by using “a moisturizing mask or balm at least once a week.”


Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley loves an at home blowout if she has time. If not, it’s all about a headband. “A good hair for me would start with having washed it the night before,” she says. “Right now I’m using shampoo from Sachajuan, and then I’ll blow dry my hair and flip my head upside down and take a big round brush and blow it out. You can do a very mini version of a hairdressing salon blow out that way. If I’ve got time, I’ll run a tong through my hair, it’s called the Beachwaver by Sarah Potempa and that’s just foolproof, and I use the new Dyson hairdryer, which is an investment hairdryer, but it’s amazing product and so easy to use. If not, one my favorite things is these Michel Maison headbands, and you stick them on top of your head and you roll your hair into it and you get this beautiful Grecian look. It’s great if just need that quick, easy up do.”


Italian beauty Bianca Balti shares her go to product revealing that, “L’Oréal Botanicals Fresh Care Coriander Strength Source is my favorite product. I apply a few drops on my hair strips to protect from daily stress that it goes through when I am working.”


For Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes, good hair starts with clean hair, adding, “I use Moroccanoil Treatment when I get out of the shower.”