We admit it, we were too busy staring at Chrissy Teigen’s flawless poolside style in the Instagrams she snapped late last week to notice that, in those same pics, she was also rocking a fresh haircut.


The chop session went down on Wednesday, when Chrissy’s hairstylist Anh Co Tran, co-owner of Ramirez | Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, gave the model and soon-to-be cookbook author a layered lob — a subtle, yet striking departure from her recent long bronde locks. The new cut, a masterful mix of the precision and texture Tran is known for (his other clients include short hair muses Coco Rocha and Ginnifer Goodwin), is more tousled than the sleek bobs and lobs we saw this spring, ushering in a new lived-in phase for the shoulder length chop.


Since snaps like these are the stuff fall hair inspiration is made of, we got the inside scoop about the cut from Tan, along with tips for how *you* can get Chrissy’s piecey lob right now.


1. Think layers for fall: Tran created a modern shag effect by softly point cutting Chrissy’s hair to give it texture and movement. Not only is a more layered cut super on trend, it’s a great (and low-maintenance) way to change up your lob for fall. “It’s very versatile and can prolong the style if it’s cut like that,” Tan said. To get Chrissy’s effortless waves, Tan said he recommends using a 1 1/4 Marcel Iron ($33) and alternate directions as you curl, leaving the ends out. In these photos, Chrissy’s hair was styled by Jen Atkin and colored by Tracey Cunningham.

2. Double tapping those pics is important: Your instinct to rush to your hairstylist with your fave celebrity hairstyles cued up on your phone is a good one. Tan recommends doing just that if you’re after this look. “I’d say your best bet is to bring in pictures that speaks a thousand words — and ask your hairstylist to please NEVER use thinning scissors.”

3. Give your ends some love: This easygoing style can be a total breeze to upkeep, and all you need to do is prioritize your pamper time. “A good masque or leave-in conditioner works wonders to keep the ends healthy, and if the hair is cut well it should last you 3-4 months!” Cue the bubble bath.

Is the layered lob on your haircut wish list? Tell us what you’re thinking for fall in the comments below.

(Photos via @chrissyteigen, Featured photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)