Whitney Port has an amazing new mom haircut: ‘It had to go’

Whitney Port is seriously #hairgoals no matter what she does.

Whitney Port has an amazing new mom haircut: ‘It had to go’

Why does the mom bob gets such a bad rap? It saves you the pain of baby tugging at long strands. It’s easy to style when you barely have time for a shower, let alone a full blow-out. And, as Whitney Port’s new haircut shows, it’s super chic.

“It had to go,” Port says in the caption of an Instagram video where she’s showing off the shortened locks.

Port has long been admired for her long waves, but what is motherhood if not a perfect opportunity for reinvention? Besides, she totally rocks the blunt bob just as much as she did the longer style. (Port is clearly one of those women who is just #blessed with amazing hair.)

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It also seems to be a practical change for Port, who recently opened up in a column for Flare about the effect her baby boy has had on her beauty routine.

“My skin is dry and patchy; new wrinkles seem to appear each day,” she says. “My eyebrows are bushy, because who’s got time for a wax, really? And last but certainly not least, my unwashed hair is pulled into a top knot and fastened with a scrunchie.”

Now with the shorter style, Port is hopefully closer to striking the balance between “appropriately low-maintancence” and “super stylish” that every mama craves.

She’s also in good company with former Hills co-star Lauren Conrad making a similar chop in November. As Conrad said at the time of her lob debut, “Honestly, it’s more of a time-saver.” And that’s not to mention the ways Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and so many more switched up their ‘dos when they first became moms.

Speaking about the mom haircut trend to Cosmopolitan in 2013, clinical psychiatrist Dr. Christina Hibbert explained, “Many women are thrilled to no longer be pregnant, to get their body back in shape, to be eating for one again. They may feel ready for a change, something to make them feel desirable again.”

That funk is also one Port’s spoken on before, saying in October that after having her baby, “I thought a lot about if [my husband was] attracted to me. And that was hard, because I was never insecure about that before.”

Sometimes all it takes is a fresh new haircut to give you a boost of confidence—and Port certainly has every reason to feel good about herself. ?

Create a school-ready capsule wardrobe for your kids

Dress for success whether virtual learning or in the classroom!

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Going "back to school" this year may be less of a literal statement than in years past—but there is just as much reason for your kids to celebrate moving on to new grades. Just like in every new school year, a big part of the fun is refreshing your kids' wardrobe with clothes that allow them to express themselves.

Even if finding back to school clothes this year doesn't include a trip to the mall, you can still make an event of it by shopping H&M's kids collection from your computer. Pull up another chair for your shopping buddy and get the cart started with these fave capsule wardrobe options we've already scouted.

Here are our favorite picks:

A t-shirt made for play

H&M t-shirt

Call them essentials, not basics. A graphic t-shirt aces the test when it comes to being perfect for school. And because your little student will probably want to wear something that expresses their personal style as often as possible, it's great to know the shirts can stand up to school time, playtime, downtime and everything in between!


Dressed-up casual shorts for total comfort

H&M boy shorts

Whether pulling up a chair for a virtual meeting with the class or heading back to the school for in-person learning, some comfortable, yet stylish, shorts will help your kid focus on the real tasks at hand: learning—and having fun while doing it!


Layers for when seasons change

H&M sweatshirt

When it comes to feeling comfortable at school, layers are the MVPs. Whether the AC is blasting or the day started off cool and is warming up quickly, having a unique sweatshirt to shed or add will help your kid look cool while staying warm.


A bit of flair with distressed denim

H&M distressed jeans

A school staple for generations, denim is both classic and continually fashionable with updates like distressing and new wash colors. If you're shopping online for jeans this year, take note of H&M's generous return policy—your kids can try on the orders at home and return anything that doesn't fit without a trip to the store.


A fashion statement piece

H&M girls skirt

What's better than expressing yourself through a stylish outfit when school is back in session? Still feeling perfectly comfortable and ready to tackle anything the day holds while looking so good. With so many fashion-forward looks available at budget-friendly prices, H&M's children's collection means every kid can find an outfit that speaks to them.


Some comfy kicks

H&M boys shoes

A sure way to put a little pep in your child's step this year, cool and cozy shoes are a staple on all back-to-school shopping lists for good reason. (Plus, it's fun to compare them to last year's shoes to see how much your kid has grown!)


Anything-but-basic blouses

H&M girls blouse

Whether in the classroom or showing up for a video call with the class, a styling blouse or button-down shirt is a great way for your student to comfortably dress up the day. Better yet? Style doesn't have to come at the expense of comfort with so many made-to-move tops designed just for kids.


A shirt ready to go whatever the day holds

H&M boys shirt

With "going to school" meaning anything from showing up in the classroom to doing a virtual session, it's important to have clothes that are perfect for anything the day holds. A classic, cotton shirt with a fashion-forward design is a great way to keep your student feeling ready to start the year with an A+ attitude.


This article was sponsored by H&M. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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