After Lauren Conrad fooled us all with a Photoshopped image of her with lavender tresses on her website, (since it was posted on April 1, we should have seen it coming), we thought the former Hills star would never change up her blonde beachy waves. After all, the lifestyle expert isn’t exactly known for taking major beauty risks: she’s perfected a few signature looks, from a ladylike cat eye to those effortless waves, and is rarely seen without either — even on her wedding day, the occasion at which brides usually opt for an ornate updo, LC stuck to her own everyday brand of beauty.

That’s why when a photo popped up on Lauren’s Instagram of her minus her usual long locks, we had to look very, very closely. “Got my first haircut in years” the caption reads, and upon inspection it appears to be true: Lauren Conrad chopped off her hair, and is officially rocking the ‘do of the hour, a long, messy bob.

The chin-length cut still allows for LC’s curls to remain front and center, although it appears that Lo has switched up her steady center part for a more asymmetrical look. What other ways will Lauren style her new, noticeably shorter locks? We only hope she documents her hair DIYs. All of them.

What do you think of LC’s new ‘do? Do you miss her long hair already? Or are you on board with her choppy cut? Tell us in the comments below.

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