Gigi Hadid debuts a chic new flicked-out bob

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Gigi Hadid is the latest star to go for the chop. The model, who is known for her long, California waves, was seen out in New York yesterday sporting a sleek new bob hairstyle.

The 28-year-old was photographed out in the city wearing a chic monochrome outfit consisting of a classic black blazer, jumper, leggings and loafers, with a pop of white via her ankle socks. She added a pair of staple sunglasses and carried a black handbag.

But while the low-key outfit was undeniably chic, it was her new haircut that was the star of the show. The model showcased a sleek, side-parted bob that was gently flicked out at the ends.

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Just last week, Hadid was seen in Paris – where she appeared on the catwalk for Chanel and Miu Miu – with a waist-grazing, swishing ponytail. While she has experimented with shorter hairstyles in the past, she has consistently stuck to her classic long lengths for the past few years.

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The luxurious-feeling 'old-money bob' has become popular of late – as showcased by Zendaya, Maude Apatow and, most recently, Sydney Sweeney – seen as a signifier of sophistication; the 'quiet luxury' of hair. However, Hadid's version feels fresher and more modern, more in line with the fun, 'flippy' styles that gained prominence last year.

"Flippy ends have had a real resurgence," one of London’s leading hairstylists, Larry King, confirmed to Bazaar last year, explaining that "it takes inspiration from the Sixties". Think The Queen’s Gambit – “but with a more modern, smoothed-down finish and just a little lift at the crown”. (Side note: try this trick to achieve crown lift, which makes any hairstyle more flattering.)

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King says that the hair flip is perfect for anyone in the bob and middy-length camp and that, mercifully, the style is more low-maintenance than it looks. “It works well with anything jaw- to shoulder-length and doesn’t take on the huge commitment of a different cut; it's just a simple styling trick that can change things up to look really new.”

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