PHOTO: Instagram: @bellathorne
Bella Thorne’s style is extra in the best way. See the quite literal “porn suit” she wore on the red carpet last night. (If you need more clarification or are reading this somewhere NSFW, that would be a pantsuit printed with old-school pornography clips.) And the same sensibility can be said for her hair. It was only five days ago she announced she’d gone blond for her twentieth birthday, and yet, not even a day later, she revealed she’d changed her hair again—which she finally unveiled in a photo on Instagram today. But, unlike her platinum wig or XXX outfit, this latest look is actually a lot more drastic than first meets the eye.
Bella’s no stranger to lightning quick, neon bright hair changes—she’s gone from turquoise to magenta to electric auburn—but she’s always kept her hair at more or less the same length. It usually ends just past her shoulders—at least, we think that’s where it naturally falls. She’s no Ariana Grande, but she’s been riding the hair extension train for years now.
Enter then, her new look.
Judging from the photo she posted, Bella’s chopped her hair into a shag cut just shy of bob territory. It’s style much loved by celebrities at the moment: Kaia Gerber, Troian Bellisario, and Taylor Swift have all gone the way of the cut recently, only without the bait-and-switch wig fakeout. To answer the question Bella tweeted out to her 6.8 million followers today, it looks great.
From leg hair to acne scars, Bella’s been open about her body image struggles. She doesn’t always hit the mark—who does in their teens?—but her willingness to be a real person with real issues has always had a kind of fevered and flashy allure.
This haircut feels like Bella at her best: real, vulnerable, and a little bit messy. All in all, what’s most shocking about it is how not shocking it is. It’s so low-key for her. What else is there to say? It’s a major chop, a major change, and maybe our first glimpse at a Bella Thorne in her 20s. We’ll just have to wait and see what she does next.
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