Kate Beckinsale Debuts A Shiny, Shorter 'Do

For as long as I can remember, Kate Beckinsale has been my ultimate hair crush. Something about her shiny, bouncy brunette locks is so mesmerizing. Seriously, I don't know how she does it. However, her latest move may inspire me to take the plunge and chop my hair off. Kate Beckinsale debuted a new short haircut, and she predictably looks amazing.

According to the Daily Mail, Kate debuted the new look at the The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences New Members Reception in London on Wednesday. She was totally rocking a gorgeous cutout LBD, but I couldn't pay attention — all I could see was her hair! Recently, Beckinsale's been rocking a blondish ombre style, but that's gone now that her locks are barely shoulder length. Her curls also looked more natural than her usual styled look, and I personally love the change.

The British actress has rocked a number of fabulous hairstyles over the years, but the one thing that remains consistent is her impressively shiny hair. I seriously don't know how she does it. Although in 2006, she said in a Daily Mail interview she swore by Terax hair products. BRB, ordering them right now. I mean, how perfect does her hair look?

To be fair, her hair did look a little bit shorter in May at the Met Gala. Beckinsale is notoriously private for a celeb, so it's hard to tell when she made the initial chop.

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Now that I'm sufficiently envious of the actress' hair, here are seven of her most iconic looks over the years.

1. The Questionable Highlights

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Just when I thought Beckinsale could do no wrong, I found this picture from 2002. I'll forgive her for this one transgression because of her amazing track record.

2. The Piece-y Bangs

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In 2004, Beckinsale switched up her look with some bold bangs. Luckily, she got rid of those red highlights and improved her look times 10.

3. The Retro Ponytail

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In 2007, Beckinsale rocked her first (of many) high ponytails on the red carpet. Her hair was still pretty dark here, and I love the retro-inspired pouf that adds volume.

4. The Tousled Waves

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This 2011 look gives Beckinsale a beachy, California vibe. The center part and loose waves are a departure for her, but this look became her signature in the years that followed.

5. The Ombre

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In 2012, Beckinsale started rocking the ombre look in a way that's totally natural looking. I mean, her transition from dark to light is seamless. This is one of my favorite of her hairstyles.

6. The Mermaid HHair

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In 2013, Beckinsale's hair was the longest it had been in years. Before her recent chop, she was rocking some seriously long mermaid hair that was wavy and effortless.

7. The Shiny Ponytail

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Beckinsale rocks a ponytail better than almost any celebrity. Look at all that volume! Seriously, #hairgoals. She is the kind of person who looks amazing with her hair up, so I hope she kept enough length to continue rocking ponytails in the future.