The faux bob is one of the oldest hairstyling tricks in the book: With just a few pins and some clever arrangement, you can pretend you just chopped your hair without removing even half an inch. Taylor Swift is one such mane magician, showing off a little hairstyling sleight of hand on the red carpet at the premiere of her Eras tour movie. Though I instinctively knew Swift hadn’t actually cut her hair, I did a double take because you never know what Swift has up her sleeve. (Or, in this case, a lack thereof.)
Perhaps to better show off her pale blue 1989 strapless ballgown, Swift’s hairstylist pulled her dark blonde hair up and off her shoulders, and with some strategic rolling and pinning, made it look as though the musician had said, “See ya!” to nearly a foot of hair. In lieu of her usual long, undone waves, which she wore during much of the Eras tour, Swift hit the premiere in a chin-length bob full of soft curls and little tendrils that escaped the pins for more movement and texture, plus slightly curled bangs that just brushed her brows.