Arizona Muse‘s bob was a game-changer. A defining feature. The magic carpet on which she shot to (fashion world) fame. That’s the power of a haircut in the modeling world, much like the short cropped hairstyles that set Anja Rubik and Freja Beha Erichsen apart from the pack in recent years. Muse’s chin-length waved bob gave her an air of Laure Bacall-like classic glamour: to be beautiful is one thing, but to be an it model takes something more, something interesting. An attitude, an association.

But fashion is also about change. For the likes of Arizona Muse that means staying fresh with a new hairstyle every once and a while. In a newly released photoshoot for beauty blog Into The Gloss it’s clear that, rather than go for length or a change in hair colour, she’s danced with the stylist’s scissors and shimmied out the other end with a shorter, choppier cropped bob. The kind that might just be a modern update on ’20s flapper hair.

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Muse’s new haircut has layers and a choppy fringe (or bangs) that pull forwards from the back to sit just at eye level. Into The Gloss’ shoot has the styling right: tousled, modern, yet with a kind of old-school supermodel glamour. As we’ve seen elsewhere, when straight and unstyled the new cut can fall flat.

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Arizona Muse’s new hair – images via Weibo.

Perhaps Muse’s choppy bob will make the list of hair trends for 2012? Watch this space.

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