The first thing most brides do after finally getting their dream engagement ring on their finger is start fantasizing about their wedding day look. A bride-to-be will start flipping through every magazine envisioning what a certain wedding hairstyle will look like with a veil and gorgeous white gown. Most brides like to err on the side of caution and immediately start growing their hair out to have more wedding-day options. But former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe isn't your typical bride, opting to chop her long locks into a chic lob — even though her wedding is presumably right around the corner!
While the bride-to-be revealed to BRIDES that she and fiancé Shawn Booth weren't starting wedding planning until the new year, we're now two weeks into 2016, so it's safe to assume their planning is in full swing. Regardless, Bristowe debuted her new look on Instagram Thursday and, without a doubt, she totally rocks it. "When your stylist is in Vancouver but you're in Nashville, you trust your beautiful friend @kramergirl to hook you up with a trust worthy hairstylist," she wrote, thanking country singer (and recent bride!) Jana Kramer for recommending a pro, and shouting out to stylist Jeremy Morgan. "@jpmorganhair thank you for chopping my flow." Bristowe, who was clearly in good hands, captioned the pic.
It looks like Bristowe added ombré hair coloring to her brunette lob, giving the cut a chic-edgy look and a major departure from the hair she rocked during her engagement photoshoot with fiancé Booth.
The two met and got engaged during Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette when he popped the question with a gorgeous Neil Lane diamond ring. Their connection was so immediate Bristowe gave him the illusive first-impression rose. "I truly believe we were meant to be together. He is my type to a T. I didn't even know I had a type until I met Shawn," Bristowe told BRIDES. "Everyone asked us how it was going to be when the fancy extravagant dates were over and the cameras were off, and we both agreed that we couldn't wait for that. It has only gotten better."
The two have definitely been getting stronger; they make us jealous almost everyday with their adorable selfies and cute videos. And we're not-so-secretly hoping for a TV wedding like Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's sophisticated affair. Even Bristowe's former Bachelor co-star Jade Roper is tying the knot on TV to fiancé Tanner Tolbert, whom she met on Bachelor in Paradise.
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