No, Lily Aldridge's Instagram did not just get hacked by a stranger's selfie. That's still the same old Victoria's Secret Angel you know and love, only with a hair change so dramatic it makes her nearly unrecognizable. Lily Aldridge's new platinum blonde bob is the summer makeover you've always wanted.
This model's long chestnut hair is about as rooted into her signature aesthetic as the beloved gap between her teeth. Aside from the occasional wig for a photoshoot — like her Joan Jett moment for W Magazine in March — Aldridge has kept her cascading brunette waves simple and natural-looking. Until now.
Sure, the runway veteran has gotten some highlights here and there, but you've certainly never seen her go quite this far on the hair color chart. In her most recent Instagram selfie, she's platinum blonde (not to mention, she's chopped most of it off).
New York-based hair extraordinaire Panos Papandrianos — also Bella Hadid's go-to — has given Aldridge what she's calling the haircut of her dreams. It's just above shoulder-length with choppy, shaggy layers, which are so on-trend, perfect for styling in crimpy waves as she did.
As for the shade, it's the most luminous of platinum; so bright you might even forget she was once a brunette.
For the big social media reveal, Aldridge complemented her new hairstyle with the quintessential warm-weather look, consisting of an off-the-shoulder top and tangerine eyeshadow courtesy of makeup artist Erin Parsons. It's everything summer 2019 stands for and more.
As you know, bobs are dominating the season's hair trends in every shape and size: Reese Witherspoon's lob, Lucy Hale's razor-sharp chin-length bob, Anne Hathaway's short shag cut, and the list goes on. Aldridge's latest chop is like a combination of them all plus the timeless summer color trend, which is bleach blonde.
Feeling inspired to facilitate a dramatic change like the model's? Here's your motivation (and everything you need to do the job).