Alexa Chung showed off her new curly hairstyle - a stylish bob she cut herself - on her Instagram page.
Not all lockdown hairstyles are created equal, as Alexa Chung proved with an impulsive DIY haircut on Feb.20. The 37-year-old thought about a change in her hair earlier this month after playing around with various Instagram hair filters - and showed off her filtered rose gold locks in her Instagram Stories, noting that she has apparently been the "wrong hair color" all her life " would have. Instead of embracing the daring "Crayola" trend, however, Chung went for a nostalgic cut: her signature 2000s bob.
The hairstyle that Alexa donned in the 2000s coincided with the model's rise as a fashion influencer (she won the Style Icon Award three times at the British Fashion Awards). "The thing about Alexa Chung is that she got the whole package, and it was around the same time she started really getting attention with her style, so we went for the shorter cut," Chung's hairdresser George Northwood previously told us the VOGUE. “I first met Alexa when she came in as a Storm model - I did the hair of all the new faces for her books. I used my invisible step technique on her, and she loved it. She said, 'You will be mine cut your hair forever! And so far she has stuck to it."
And while it's hard to imagine that Chung's bob was ever controversial, George Northwood stated that at one point in the '80s, the cut felt risky. “For a long time she couldn't part with her long hair because as a model you have to look exactly like you did in your book, but I clearly remember one day she walked in and said, 'Oh, I have this new job at T4... '- and I just thought:' You're going to make it big.' So we cut it short, and her face just came to life. At the time, Kate Moss had long hair, Sienna Miller had long hair... It was a breath of fresh air to see a girl with shorter hair who made it look cool."
And even though Alexa Chung cut her newest bob herself due to the lockdown, Geroge Northwood is more than okay with her going "back to the beginning" hair-wise. The hairstylist, who also works with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and the Duchess of Sussex, said in the comments: "You and Bob - made for heaven." He's not the only one who admires the hairstyle, because the French It girls Caroline de Maigret and Joséphine de La Baume have also spoken out on Instagram with a simple "Yes" or a whirlpool of fire emojis. Expect a million copycat hairstyles to follow.