At only 16 years old, the actress Rowan Blanchard is already a master when it comes to daring beauty trends. She’s worn adventurous makeup—rainbow-colored eyeshadow, sequin embellishments—straight off the runway, and experimented with slick, sleek hairstyles. But now, she’s got a new, high-fashion hairstyle—that just happens to be the cut of the season.
The author, activist, and A Wrinkle in Time star shared her new look—a chic, of-the-moment bob—as well as an explanation for her subtle transformation with her 5 million followers on Instagram. Her caption read: “Very interested in cutting my hair and fixing on my appearance during the ‘revolution’ as a survival way of temporarily fulfilling, focused distraction- girls/women/nb people exercising whatever autonomy over own bodies we have left- whatever that means. (Beauty is terror, @arabellesicardi?) (@_hairbylaurie ?)”.
Blanchard’s hairstylist, Laurie Heaps, shared another image of the cut that showcased her new style’s versatility.
With this trim, Blanchard joined the ever-growing list of stars who have gotten short, sleek bobs in 2018, including Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, and Selena Gomez. If you weren’t already heading to the hair salon, maybe now’s the time.
A Definitive Ranking of Rowan Blanchard’s Most Daring, Fashion-Forward Makeup Looks of All Time
This graphic treatment is one of Blanchard’s most daring makeup looks yet.
Rowan Blanchard at the NYLON Young Hollywood Party at AVENUE Los Angeles on May 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
With a multi-colored eye, Blanchard proves she isn’t afraid of some color.
Rowan Blanchard at the Chanel dinner celebrating Lucia Pica and the Travel Diary Makeup Collection at Capo on July 12, 2017 in Santa Monica, California.
The CFDA awards are an opportunity to celebrate the American fashion industry. Naturally, Blanchard chose a fashion-forward look, with small crystals below her eyes, for the occasion.
Rowan Blanchard at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City.
Blanchard’s graphic eye makeup and super straight hair were a futuristic, sleek combination.
Rowan Blanchard at “Chanel Collection des Metiers d’Art 2016/17 : Paris Cosmopolite” Show on December 6, 2016 in Paris, France.
A graphic white line added a playful touch to Blanchard’s boho look.
Rowan Blanchard attends the H&M Conscious Exclusive Dinner at Smogshoppe on March 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
A swipe of silver eyeshadow was the perfect look for a summer evening in New York.
Rowan Blanchard at the Coach Summer Party on The High Line on June 6, 2017, in New York City.
Blanchard’s frosted blue eye looked anything but retro.
Actress Rowan Blanchard arrives at the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 27, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
Blanchard upped the glamour of a bronze smoky eye, by adding a glittery brow.
Actor Rowan Blanchard attends the 10th annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Nightingale Plaza on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Blanchard adds a pop of color to an otherwise natural makeup look.
Actress Rowan Blanchard attends Children Mending Hearts’ 9th Annual Empathy Rocks at a private residence on June 11, 2017 in Bel Air, California.
A simple pop of color was a subtle, playful touch on the red carpet.
Actress Rowan Blanchard attends Teen Choice Awards 2016 at The Forum on July 31, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Fox/Getty Images for Fox)
Sure, a cat eye isn’t anything knew. But Blanchard goes to the extreme with her winged look.
Rowan Blanchard attends the launch party for Chanel’s new perfume “Gabrielle” as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France.
A little volume goes a long way.
Rowan Blanchard attends Teen Vogue’s 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party on October 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)