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Kaley Cuoco’s Faux Bob Inspired Her Real Bob: Stylist Spills All the Hair-Shearing Details

Kaley Cuoco leaving a hair salon in Los Angeles on April 23, 2014

Remember that fake-out Kaley Cuoco pulled before the Kids’ Choice Awards in March when she shared a picture of herself with a bob—only later to reveal that her long blonde locks were intact?

Turns out her faux bob actually inspired The Big Bang Theory star‘s real, major haircut revealed on April 23. “The inspiration for Kaley’s cut came from us playing around last month,” Cuoco’s hairstylist, Christine Symonds, tells Us Weekly. “We played with the option of a ‘faux bob’ and we all fell in love with it!”

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However, because of Cuoco’s shooting schedule, the pair had to wait until the season wrapped to make the big chop. “She wrapped on Tuesday night, and we immediately got together Wednesday [April 23] morning,” Symonds tells Us. “It was something we had a month to think about and were extremely excited for. As she was sitting in my chair, we were both giddy girls waiting for the outcome.”

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Symonds took Cuoco’s length from below her shoulders to just below her chin, leaving it just long enough to put in a ponytail. “I knew she was the perfect candidate due to her hair type and texture to pull off such a chic look,” Symonds says, noting that Cuoco, 28, was laughing the whole time. “I’m a firm believer that hair should be experimented with—it grows back. With the right style, change is always a good thing.”

To style her new choppy bob, Symonds used salt texture spray and an EcoTools Full Volume Styler Hair Brush. “She was extremely excited for her new low-maintenance look,” Symonds tells Us.

Even Cuoco’s husband of three months, Ryan Sweeting, approves: “Her husband absolutely loved it,” Symonds says.

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