If you haven’t watched all of season three of Emily in Paris, well, what are you waiting for? Emily Cooper is back and so are her colorful, over-the-top outfits, bright lip colors and romantic entanglements — only this time, she’s doing and wearing it all with a set of bangs. But according to actor Lily Collins, who plays Emily in the Netflix series, these were no clip-in faux bangs; these were the real deal, and now she’s sharing a (very relatable) clip from the initial Emily chop.
Unlike her onscreen character, who cuts her own bangs in a fit of rage after being torn between two jobs and two loves, Collins’s bangs were cut by a professional while she sat in a chair, wrapped in a pink satin cape. (Good call.) Stylist Gregory Russell was behind the chop, officially ushering Collins (and therefore, Emily) into her bangs phase. “Not exactly trauma bangs… unlike Emily, I didn’t cut these myself!” Collins wrote. “Big thank you to the master @gregoryrussellhair for inducting me into my fringe era and starting Emily’s new hair journey.” I thought Emily’s bangs looked too good to be faux, and ooh la la! I was right.