Forget the Lob, *This* Is the New Celebrity Haircut You Need
Celebs are always making major hair transformations in the styling sense – we’ve seen some pretty super dramatic color transformations (lookin’ at you, Kim K), cool red carpet updos and we were even introduced to an up-and-coming shade of red in the last couple months. Still, it’s been awhile since any stars have debuted a totally new cut to inspire us the next time we head to the salon. Well, it’s our lucky day — Vanessa Hudgens took to Instagram yesterday to debut some freshly chopped locks.
The boho-lovin’ actress used to be known for her super long hair, but she’s been slowly going shorter for about a year now. Last spring Hudgens chopped off a few inches, debuting strands that were slightly below the shoulder, then later in the year, she moved on to the super trendy lob and now it seems the star is fully committing to the short hair club with a classic, above-the-shoulders bob. Alongside her Instagram, she added the caption, “Who needs a lob when you can have a bb (blunt bob)!!”
Considering just about everyone and their moms are rocking lobs these days, we’re totally in favor of the shorter spin on the style. It looks fresh, feminine and perfect for starting a new season off on the right foot. Also can we chat about that hairstyle name – how good is that? We’re tempted to head to the hairdresser solely based on the fact that we could then go around telling people we just got a “BB cut.” We have an inkling that this may be the start of a farewell to lobs. Spring is on the horizon and we’re guessing a whole lot of BBs are going to be coming right along with it.
Would you change your lob to a blunt bob? Have you done it already? Share a snap with us in the comments below!
(Photos via @vanessahudgens and Jamie McCarthy/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Jason Merritt/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)