OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Gets a New Look

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The last time Taylor Swift had a little forehead fringe, I believe they were just the clip-in faux bangs. But now, they are for real. And they are adorable. You know there’s a saying that “bangs are the new Botox” because they hide wrinkles and make you look younger? Well, Swift has managed to do just the opposite with hers. She looks a little older, a little wiser, maybe even classier and more sophisticated and kind of worldly. I know I’m reading a lot into these bangs, but see what you think. She tweeted a picture , saying simply, “Got a haircut.” It’s about more than the bangs, though. The whole sleek, face-framing look is very Claudia Schiffer, circa 1995. According to Swift’s tweets, she’s also been keeping busy with baking and homemade snow-globe crafting. Give us your take on her new locks look. And if you really love it, print the picture and take it to your own stylist and ask for the New Taylor Swift.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.