For one half of a long-running celebrity relationship, Mila Kunis plays it super low-key (semi-unrelated, but RIP, Fergie and Josh Duhamel; Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen; Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. We must cherish the celebrity couples we still have). It’s not incredibly surprising, given how low-maintenance she seems in interviews and most of her roles, but that means her big beauty moments are few and far between. You can usually count on the Bad Moms actress for an excellent bronzy eye, but a big chop isn’t often. So you can safely assume that when we saw Kunis’s new haircut on Instagram, she had our attention completely.
Per hairstylist Renato Campora’s Instagram, Kunis has joined the ranks of celebrities wearing a collarbone-sweeping lob. As we can all see, she looks like a beautiful soft-focus painting.
It’s tough to tell in the Insta shot, but a little digging confirms what we suspected: with Kunis’ snip, we’ve got another blunt cut before us. She first wore the cut out to a Jim Beam launch party, because if anyone’s the authentic incarnation of Gone Girl‘s “cool girl” monologue, it’s Mila Kunis (she’s also a spokesperson for the brand). And in the most impressive cool girl feat of all, she makes it likable.
PHOTO: Michael Loccisano
After staring at this cut for no less than an hour, I realized where I’ve seen it before. It’s a shorter, blunter sibling to the most popular cut on Pinterest, and because it’s unlikely that Kunis is spending hours scouting Pinterest, she (or Campora) came up with this universally beloved cut on their own. Finding your own way to a crowdsourced fave, and/or working with a hairstylist tapped into trends: both valuable skills.