I chopped my hair short in high school and was constantly dyeing it red—probably as Brand New's Deja Entendu album played on repeat in the background as I was in the throes of my emo phase—and have kept it long ever since. For over 10 years, it was my security blanket, and although the lob trend only continued to grow in the way our universe also expands, I swore I wouldn't get one, of course until hairstylist Michael Sparks of Malibu's Sparks and Cie Salon convinced me to make the change.
I could wax poetic for weeks about how this cut forever changed me. It was the same length I had during those formative Taking Back Sunday years, but the longer layers on top and absence of sweepy side bangs made the look much more cool and modern. Somehow, everything I wore looked that much cooler with my new haircut, though the fact that Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, and Selena Gomez were also working the same look certainly didn't hurt.Read more at Instyle