Jessica Alba Gets the 'Fashion-Bob': See Her Chic New Haircut From All Angles

01/29/2014 at 09:46 AM ET

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Celeb beauty fact: Jessica Alba loves to change up her hair. A few months ago the actress went from blonde to brunette and back again in less than 24 hours. (It was for a role, but still.) Now, she’s just debuted a chic new cut that has editors buzzing — and contemplating a trip to the salon.

Alba hit the red carpet at Tuesday’s Stand Up to Cancer event in Culver City, Calif., sporting a fresh chop courtesy of celeb-loved hairstylist Jen Atkin. It looks like the star lost about 3 inches from her ends, chopping off most of her lighter ombré highlights. “Just Chopped! @jessicaalba serving us a fresh ‘Fashion-Bob’ #TexturedEnds #LongFront,” Atkin captioned the below photo on Instagram, showing off the style from every angle. From now on, we’re calling this new asymmetrical fashion-bob “The Alba.”

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Just Chopped! @jessicaalba serving us a fresh "Fashion-Bob" 💇 #TexturedEnds #LongFront #RalphLauren Makeup @lauren_andersen Hair @jenatkinhair Styling @emilyandmeritt #JessicaAlba

A photo posted by Celebrity Hairstylist (@jenatkinhair) on

And the star was definitely loving her new do, posting her own photo on Insta with the mane master. She teamed the look with a deep bordeaux pout and soft smoky eye.

Thnk u @jenatkinhair 4 my killer new #haircut! I ❤️it!

A photo posted by Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) on

What do you think of Alba’s mane change? Do you like her asymmetrical cut? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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mariac on

“the alba”? lol. doesn’t look too exceptional to me. she needs to run a comb through her hair.

Maria on

Nothing special about it. Don’t particularly like it.

leigh on

Am I the only one who thinks this hair cut is kind of blah? It doesn’t look very neat or styled.

peet on

Not a fan but if she likes it that’s all that matters!!!!! It looks like she needs to get her ends trimmed up!!!

TX Denise on

That’s what my hair looks like in the morning without doing anything to it. I would never go to work or an event with it looking that way.

Susan on

I would have left it long. She needs the length as her face is so long and lean.

Tina on

This is not newsworthy, People.

Samantha on

Boring cut…

Sara on

Looks rather stringy.

Shannon Murree on

Looks messy. I liked the bob I had done on my hair a few years ago. It was classy and think would have been more trendsetting and inspirational than this one. That’s my opinion.

alaina on

She usually looks great but in these pics she looks like they put a plastic bag over her head and then took it off really quick, giving her that static hair look. Not her best look.

thewellnessmaven on


me on

Cute. The lipstick is too dark for her but I like the hair. She’s so gorgeous, she can do anything.

anon on

Glad she got rid of the damaged ends, but it’s still a no. She looks classy, glamorous and sexy with long hair.

Seriously,John? on

The same haircut that millions of women have is now called ‘The Alba’ simply because Jessica has it?

Kristi on

Looks like she just took the extensions out.

postathread on

“asymmetrical” yes…”bob”…ummm NO. doesn’t look all that much different. looks like she took out her extensions. beautiful girl no matter how she wears her hair.

Maria on

I don’t like it – looks messy

Jae on

Have we changed the definition of “bob”? Every time People reports someone sporting a “bob” they look like they just got a trim.

Angela on

don’t care for it.. very ordinary.

Ris on

I never noticed until this pic with a horribly shaped face she has. I long and like…lurch from the Adams family. I always thought she was very attractive until this pick. Also that lipstick color in the 2nd pic is HORRIBLE

sarah on

How is that a bob? Bob’s are chin length or shorter!
Victoria Beckham’s cut a few years ago that was all the rage was a bob. This is shoulder length with shorter hair in the back.

emma on

Now it looks messy and dirty

Tess on

Yeech!!!! Never got what everyone sees in her. I find her just average looking.

Bethanne on

That’s not a bob. It’s medium length hair. Whoopdeedoo

Liz on

To be honest, it looks like she cut it herself. Not feeling it.

Hilda on

I think she’s a beautiful woman, but her hair looks messy, like she just got out of bed and didn’t do anything with it

melissam on

I love short hair on her.

stacey on

Looks like a great change to me. VERY surprised she got a “messy” cut like this though. She is ALWAYS, ALWAYS, SO overdressed. And what is her deal with scarves…she must own thousands.

guest on

should have kept it long… or have gotten another type of cut. this looks scraggly..

guest on

should have kept it long, or have gotten a better cut/style. looks skraggly..

jojo on

Taking out your extensions really isn’t a haircut.

Gonzette on

Doesn’t look styled; looks messed. Thank goodness only hair and can be cleaned up and/or grow!!!

SaraLee on

Jessica Alba always looks just like she rolled out of bed! Her hair either looks greasy or tangled.

Bebe on

Reminds me of two things
1. A little girl that went out without brushing her hair.
2. Wednesday from Adams Family.

Chrissi on

Looks like one of her daughters cut it with play scissors! Yuck.

Lilyflower on

That’s not a bob…

Gg on

It looks much better; however that is nothing close to a bob. It looks the same only shorter.

JeanE on

Sorry, it looks very thin and not too great. I might’ve gone shorter and more layered and stacked in the back for some volume. Glad she got rid of that horrid ombre, though.

JeanE on

Too thin and straggly looking. Shorter and stacked in back would be better…

Bell on

Her hair looks like mine now! Stringy, thin & fine. Who would want that!

cakegirl on

It looks like she lets her girls at her hair.

peggy powers on

It’s NOT a Bob. It’s messy and needs to be combed. It doesn’t even look good. Lipstick is too dark also.

Charli on

“The Alba” looks a hot mess.

Pam on

She needs long hair with that long face of hers. This cut and style is a sloppy mess! If she died her hair platinum she’d look just like Gwen Stefani.

Pam on


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