Jennifer Lawrence's Hair Stylist Tells Us About Her Dramatic New Chop

This weekend Jennifer Lawrence hit the red carpet at the GLAAD media awards sporting a dramatic new chop. We loved it and we had to know more: Why? How? Who? Luckily her stylist Mark Townsend had some answers for us.
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This weekend Jennifer Lawrence hit the red carpet at the GLAAD media awards sporting a dramatic new chop. We loved it and we had to know more: Why? How? Who? Luckily her stylist Mark Townsend had some answers for us.
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This weekend Jennifer Lawrence hit the red carpet at the GLAAD media awards sporting a dramatic new chop.

We loved it and we had to know more: Why? How? Who? Luckily her stylist Mark Townsend had some answers for us.

"We cut about eight inches off. It's a shag with tons of layers. She has never cut her hair this short, it's always been long," Townsend told us. "She was so excited to do the cut. I was the nervous one! She kept saying 'I think we should go shorter.'" He told Harper's Bazaar that she walked in an hour before call time and said, "Mark, I want to cut it all off."

Her popularity--as evidenced by the amount of movie roles she's landing lately--is also inadvertently wrecking her hair. "Her hair did have quite a bit of damage from all the coloring she had to do for roles: red for Xmen, dark for Hunger Games, blonde for the new movie [David O. Russell's American Hustle], and she had to go back and forth between movies," Townsend said.

But don't call it the Karlie. Unlike conventional bobs which are usually longer in the front and shorter in the back, this one is definitely more of a shag, with lots of texture and layers. It's still pretty versatile, too.

"I love this shag on her. She can go straight for a super chic look or wavy for a fun, playful style and it's long enough that she can still wear it in a short ponytail or updo," Townsend told us.

Feeling inspired? Here's how to copy the look: For her red carpet look last night, Townsend started with Dove Whipped Cream Mousse, blow dried with a round brush, then took random sections of hair and wrapped them around a one-inch curling iron, finishing it off with Sally Hershberger Genius Spray Wax for a piece-y look.

Can we call it the Jennifer?