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Martha Stewart has mastered the combination of thirst trap and haircut reveal. On April 5, the 81-year-old star showed off her new trim with a series of sultry Instagram photos that have fans taking notes. Her cut is a subtle hair "dusting," meaning she just had the ends of her signature bob snipped off to maintain hair health without sacrificing length.
In the caption, Stewart shared the relatable story that led her to get the trim in the first place. "My flight to Chicago was cancelled today. Chicago O'Hara [sic] was closed mid morning to all flights because of very bad weather," she wrote. "I missed my speaking engagement at a huge gathering hosted by @beckershealthcare. This is the very first time in my career that I missed a contracted appearance and I felt really disappointed."
With the newfound spare time, she visited New York City hairstylist John Barrett, whose past clients include Princess Diana, Beyoncé, and Victoria Beckham. He gave Stewart face-framing layers and styled her hair with chic flipped-under ends for added volume. "The new do is refreshing and lovely! Thanks John!!!" Stewart added in her caption.
Before leaving Barrett's salon, Stewart documented her "dusting" by capturing a pouty-faced mirror photo and shot of the hairstylist tousling her bob. She's serving face. She's serving attitude. She's serving glamour. And her followers can't get enough, as evidenced by the fire-emoji-filled comments section.
This isn't the first time the cookbook author has thirst trapped from the salon. Just a few months ago, she shared several close-up photos displaying her unfiltered skin while reclining in a shampoo bowl. "My skin looks great in all of them," she wrote in the caption. "Un filtered. No face lift. Great derms my whole life." Last January, she snapped more flirty mirror selfies after a fresh cut by celebrity hairstylist Frederic Fekkai. Keep 'em coming, Martha.