Breaking Hair News: Cate Blanchett Debuts Chic New Bob at 2016 Academy Awards

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Cate Blanchett showed up to last night’s Oscars red carpet with a fabulous new haircut: a sleek, chic short bob.

The Best Actress nominee for Carol debuted her amazing chop while sporting her gorgeous embellished, baby blue and floral Armani Prive gown.

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Her hairstylist behind her look, Robert Vetica, revealed that they decided to give her a shorter haircut just hours before she left for the ceremony, according to Pret-a-Reporter.

We knew we were going to do it. It was a plan. It was strategic. We had talked about it for a while, and decided to do it today. We thought it would be perfect because of the dress. And she’s had her hair long for a couple years now, so we decided, let’s just cut it off and start fresh.

She’s Cate Blanchett – she can do whatever she wants!

As for the inspiration behind her cut?

On its own it’s this choppy, layered, really cool bob. But I wanted it to look Oscar chic, a softer version of that haircut, so my inspiration [for today] was the women of Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman, the book that just came out, and all those amazing images from the ‘40s and ‘50s.

Although she did not take home the Best Actress award (Brie Larson did), her red carpet look with the new bob was undeniably a winner.