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Hair trends may come and go but they can really define the look of the era. When you think of the 80s, a vision of poodle perms, complete with scrunchies on top pings to mind, 60s hair is all beehives and coiffures and for the 20s, it was solely all about the 3/4 bob.

With The Great Gatsby fever at an all time high, Daisy Buchanan-esque jaw-length crops are making a comeback. Cue Karlie Kloss, seen working the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival in true flapper style wearing a feathered Louis Vuitton creation topped off a blunt cut bob.

2.-carey-mulligan-daisy-buchanan-and-tobey-maguire Actress turned hair heroine, Carey Mulligan on set of The Great Gatsby wearing Tiffany

A history lesson:

The flapper girls of the early 1920s lopped off their long locks as a sign of independence. The style came into fashion again in the early 1960s when Vidal Sassoon reinvented it with his geometric bob, cropping the manes of Grace Coddington and Jean Shrimpton into his signature style.

The trend maker:

1.-3943217806_LGEPR_flickrAnna Wintour has been championing the bob for the last two decades,  allegedly it’s trimmed everyday.

On the runway:


Model of the moment, Arizona Muse, shows her shorter lengths on the Chloé runway

Real life:


Beauty Editor Elizabeth’s friend Areje Anderson waist length locks underwent the chop at Salon Ink recently!

Backstage at Fashion Forward EW caught up with Genevieve Carmichael-Thoris, the International Group Manager of Color Collections and La Maison L’Oréal Professionnel who talks us through how to achieve the faux bob (this seasons must try) and the pending hair colour trends for A/W13

Images: Karlie Kloss courtesy of Louis Vuitton, LGEPR/flickr, Chloé