Erich Gonzales Ditches Her Long Hair For A Post-Breakup Bob

'A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.'
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It might have been a good 46 years since Coco Chanel walked the earth, but her little words of wisdom continue to offer advice and solace decades after her death. Case in point: That classic quote about cutting one's hair to signify a new beginning in one's life—with Erich Gonzales being living proof.

Out with the old, in with the new! For her first public appearance since breaking up with Daniel Matsunaga, Erich sported a noticeably shorter hairstyle, which you'll probably recognize as 2017's coolest haircut.

Celebrity hairstylist Alex Carbonell hacked off several inches from the actress' hair, in a cut he describes as a "neck-length layered bob." We’re calling it "pure love," because she looks absolutely gorgeous! <3

And if this isn't proof enough that you need to chop off your hair, too, Alex shared a few pointers for recreating the look. First, he made sure the length isn't too short to keep it versatile for other textures (say, wavy). Next, he kept sides square for "freshness and lightness," while randomly cutting within for texture and lightness. Lastly, he added side-swept bangs that can be styled with a center part or across the forehead for a delicate touch. Let's not forget that stunning balayage for a pretty sun-kissed effect!

Guess you're getting a haircut this weekend. ;)

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