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Katie Holmes Bob Haircut

Why Katie Holmes Really Got Her Famous Bob Haircut

Remember when Katie Holmes wore that chic bob haircut a few years back? InStyle talked with the star recently, and she revealed the inspiration behind her big chop.

Ever since we added Katie Holmes's fringed bob to our Hollywood Makeover Tool in 2008, the style has reigned supreme as one of the the top try-ons. The star's graphic cut has been sampled by over 54,000 people this year alone! That's why when we spoke to Holmes at the New York City launch of Alterna's Scented Dry Shampoos, we just had to ask her why she went for the style, and the inspiration behind her look. "I never had a bob before, and I was a new mom at the time, and I was tired of dealing with long hair — I just wanted something easier," she told InStyle.com exclusively. "The style was inspired by French fashion, and French women." These days, Holmes likes to wear her layers long, keeping her strands healthy by using equal parts of Alterna's CC Cream ($25) and Dry Shampoo ($22). "I love putting in the CC Cream right out of the shower, and when I feel like sleeping in, I'll use the dry shampoo and do multiple hair flips," she added.

Have you seen yourself in Katie's short crop? Try it on now — no scissors required.

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