Jessica Chastain got a layered bob: cute and summery?

Well, this is certainly a timely post, as I just got my hair cut for the first time since January. On Tuesday, actress Jessica Chastain debuted her new haircut on Instagram. The 41-year-old actress transformed her long, wavy locks into a chin-length layered bob.

On the IG post, Jessica credited celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora, who has also worked with Mila Kunis, Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba, for the new ‘do. She captioned the shot, “Summer Cut #winterfire @renatocampora.”

While it may be great for the summer, the new look was also created for Jessica’s latest project. The #winterfire hashtag refers to a quote from Stephen King’s It, “Your hair is winter fire/January embers/My heart burns there, too.” Jessica is playing the grown-up Beverly Marsh in the sequel to It, which just began filming and is set to arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019.

As a personal bias, I am a long hair fan, but I like this bob on Jessica, and I’m so glad she didn’t opt for bangs. The new cut looks better in the photos Renato posted. One thing’s for sure, I am definitely looking forward to It 2.

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Jessica Chastain at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris

71st annual Cannes Film Festival

Piaget event in Paris

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  1. Slowsnow says:

    I’m growing out my hair after having it short for about 4 years. Sooooo looking forward to having it like hers. Half-way through now.

    She looks absolutely gorgeous on the top pic but the photos of the hairdresser make it look as if she doesn’t have a lot of hair. How can you think it looks better there than in that luscious, gorge (been watching Queer Eye too much) top photo?

    • lightpurple says:

      Red heads have less hair than others, although the strands of hair are thicker.

      • Slowsnow says:

        My mother-in-law is red-haired and so are two of my four kids. They have a shit-ton of very thick hair. From the photos Chastain seems to have a generous amount of hair (not as much as my kids and my MIL though). My take was that she has a sort of asymmetric cut that leaves strands sticking out without the whole mass of hair to go with them?

      • joannie says:

        I have super thick red hair as does my son. She’s a beautiful woman but I dislike that cut on her.

      • sa says:

        I’m a strawberry blonde and people typically refer to me as a redhead, so I’m never sure if I fall into redhead categories because I’m kind of a softer, blondish-reddish color. But I have a shit-ton of hair. The strands are very fine – but one wouldn’t know unless they looked close because there is just so much of it.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        My nephew is a total copperhead and his is thick and curly.

    • Rosalee says:

      Except for maintenance trims I cut my hair for the first time in 17 years.
      I had thick waist long salt and pepper hair, I loved it. But it was time for a change, after cruising through Pinterest I decided on a messy bob and I love it. It’s been two days and my family are still staring at me with disbelief.

    • Erinn says:

      It’s possible that she uses extensions for volume. Even in the first photo it doesn’t look like she has a TON of hair. It’s more the angle and how ‘fluffed up’ it looks from styling. In the photos where her hair is longer the root area isn’t sparse or anything, but it’s definitely not a TON of hair. I think she probably has somewhat fine hair, and either wears some extensions or just knows how to give the impression of having more volume than she does.

  2. Khadija says:

    Bobs are underrated cuts, imo. I’ve got natural hair now but back when it was relaxed I used to covet a perfect bob!

    Renato seems to have a signature cut: when you listed his previous clients I could picture the exact cut he must have given to each of them as they’ve all had a swishy, slightly wavy, layered bob in the recent past.

    • Esmom says:

      I think bobs are flattering to just about everyone. I personally don’t think I have the face for one, so I always end up growing my hair past my shoulders to sort of balance it out.

  3. lightpurple says:

    The bob makes her look even more like Bryce Dallas Howard. They really need to play sisters in a movie together.

    The picture with the trench coat, she looks pregnant but it might just be the loose cut of the dress and the way the coat has opened.

  4. Chrissy says:

    She stole my haircut. LOL! She looks great and I find it easy to deal with and so much cooler in the summer. But then I haven’t had long hair since high school.

  5. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    Jessica Chastain always looks absolutely beautiful to me

  6. Anguishedcorn says:

    I’m sorry, but the photo where it’s straight and blown dry looks like mom hair.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I don’t care for it either. It makes her look dowdy and plain. JC is better suited for long hair.

    • homeslice says:

      I’m a mom and have that cut…lol. Ur right it can be mom hair, but I’m ready for it. At 47 I’ve ditched the long hair, it just didn’t work for me.

    • Jag says:

      It looks dry and only okay, imo. I much prefer her beautiful long locks. They look much healthier, too. No idea what he did to dry out her hair so badly when all he did is chop it and add a few layers.

    • LemonyPeony says:

      I totally agree – ageing and unremarkable. Total mom hair. I have a similar colour of hair to hers and it really looks best long in my opinion. The very dowdy outfit she has on in the pic (floral dress with trench coat) isn’t helping matters.

  7. homeslice says:

    That’s my hair! It’s my best cut, I’ve tried to go longer and it’s not good. I’m embracing the bob!

  8. Velvet Elvis says:

    Nope, not feeling it.

  9. KiddV says:

    I just got my very long hair chopped. I wanted a short bob like Jessica’s but my stylist refused to cut it that short. She’s all “no, you’ll hate it. It will be in your face, you’ll complain, you’ll chop your hair into bangs to get it out of your face, just NO!” So yeah, it is cut like hers, but a few inches longer so I can put it in a ponytail when it annoys me. She’s been through me growing out bangs a few times.

    And I have to say she’s completely correct, she knows me very well. LOL

    • homeslice says:

      I always say leave enough for a pony…even if it is the smallest one…lol. I think the stylist is the key. I finally found one who cuts soooo good and specializes in bobs. It took a lot of instagram stalking to find her!

  10. Char says:

    I’m a natural red hair close to Jessica’s colour. It is so thick I need to get it thinned out every 3-4 months or its so heavy I get head/neck aches from the weight.

    I’ve also cut off 18 inches this spring to a long shoulder length lob and love it I don’t think I’ll ever go long again!

    I love her hair, mine is a little longer but we could be hair twinsies. 👯‍♀️
    Unfortunately I’m no where near her otherwise in body type or beauty!

  11. themummy says:

    I have to vote a giant no on this look for her. With her lush long red hair she looks like a bombshell…just gorgeous. I usually love bob length cuts on women, but I don’t think it suits her face. Her features looks different to me. (It reminds me of Felicity. Remember when she cut her hair and she looked like a different person and it seemed like her beauty just disappeared..?) Does it also look to anyone like it is now a much less vibrant, lighter red than before? Anyway, I usually love bobs, but I don’t love it on her. Looks kind of plain.

    (That said, I bet it feels amazing to have that length cut off. That always feels liberating. I usually have really long hair, but every 3-4 years I up and chop it off. At first I LOVE it. It’s light and moves differently and feels almost cathartic. But I always grow to wish I didn’t cut it and grow it back out.)