Cate Blanchett showed off her new short bob at the Oscars 2016 red carpet on Sunday night. The two-time Academy Award winner debuted a new hairstyle — a sleek short bob for which she had to chop off six inches of her hair. The man behind the 46-year-old’s new look was hairstylist Robert Vetica.
The hairstylist said that he and Cate had spoken about going for a new look, but they decided to cut her hair short just a few hours before she was due to head to the ceremony. Vetica said they knew they were going to do it since it was a plan and it was strategic. “We thought it would be perfect because of the dress. And she’s had her hair long for a couple years now, so we decided, let’s just cut it off and start fresh,” he said.
He added that the “Elizabeth” star was free to do whatever she wanted. Vetica added a retro look to Cate with a face-framing side part. He blow-dried her honey blonde locks, and put in four velcro rollers at the top of her head for some volume and slight wave.
The Aussie beauty wowed in a seafoam Armani Prive gown. Cate topped the best-dressed lists around the world at the star-studded Academy Awards in the gown. The sleeveless show-stopping gown featured floral embellishments in soft feathers and crystals, as well as a plunging neckline and flowing train.
Cate sparkled in diamonds at the award ceremony. She accessorized her floral-themed confection with $125,000 platinum drop earrings with marquise and round diamonds. She also wore a platinum Starfish cuff with round diamonds and a $110,000 2.30-carat diamond ring from the 2016 Tiffany Blue Book Collection.
Tiffany & Company took to Twitter and documented the actress’s look.
— Tiffany & Co. (@TiffanyAndCo) February 29, 2016
Cate looked completely fresh-faced with nude lips and light smoky eyes. Her freshly chopped locks and minimal make-up brought the whole look together and complimented her dress. This is not the first time she has turned to the Italian fashion house for a major red carpet event.
She chose a beautiful gown from the label at Oscars 2014, where she had picked up the best actress trophy for her role in “Blue Jasmine.” The actress was pitted against Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlotte Rampling and Jennifer Lawrence for the best actress award.