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November 26, 2014

The stars are chopping their locks in droves, and the latest lob convert is none other than supermodel Kate Upton. The two-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl opted for a shoulder-grazing long bob during her promotional tour for the mobile game Game of War Fire Age. “I love my new do,” she captioned an Instagram photo of her new hairstyle.

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While the newly appointed actress didn’t cite a reason for the cut, which came courtesy of hairstylist Bryce Scarlett, we can’t help but wonder if the model found inspiration from other famous lobs, like her Knicks game companion Taylor Swift's hairstyle. Or perhaps she was influenced by Swift BFF and fellow model Karlie Kloss, who, nearly two years ago, traded in lengthy strands for a cropped ’do (dubbed “The Karlie”) that differentiated her from the pack of long-haired models (and helped solidify her as a household name). Whatever her inspiration, we love Upton's fresh new look and we'd bet that it'll incite even more flattering Marilyn Monroe comparisons than before!

But just how did Scarlett create Upton's fabulous lob? Scarlett exclusively tells InStyle, "Kate loves to change up her hairstyles so much! And we love the idea of a faux bob because it doesn't limit her; we can be long one day and short the next." Want to test out Upton's look? Just follow Scarlett's steps, below:

To achieve a faux bob you have to have a layered haircut, and can only go as short as your shortest layer.

1. Start by sectioning out the top layer of your hair, forming a U shape from ear to ear, and strategically grab only the shortest pieces.

2. You then take the remaining length below that section, and cornrow or twist it in small sections and pin close to the nape of the neck, trying to create as little volume as possible.

3. I taped in short hair pieces all along the U-shaped parting, and a small piece at the nape of the neck below the braided-away hair. Finish by styling as desired. We started the day with loose waves and a little volume, following that up with a sophisticated and clean look sweeping it behind the ears and brushing in to a smooth-set wave.

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