Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin

Around the time that Karlie Kloss debuted her ubiquitous chop in the pages of Vogue, just-below-the-chin hairstyles started turning up everywhere we looked. There was Jennifer Anistons jaw-grazing crop; Daria Werbowys boyish cut for the Céline campaign; and Miroslava Duma’s sweetly rumpled bob. In the seasons since, it seems that every model—Arizona Muse, Karen Elson—and every cool girl—Marina Muñoz, Margherita Missoni—has tried the abbreviated style.

But this fall, the change in the air also marked a change in the proverbial hair winds—cravings for kicky, gamine cuts have given way to pining for long, ultrafeminine locks. Kirsty Hume’s cascade of wheat blonde calls to us; our backs beg to be swished with a Sade-style ponytail. After all, shouldn’t credit for Brigitte Bardot’s otherworldly appeal be bestowed, at least partially, on her tumble of blonde waves? With that in mind, here are five good reasons to grow your hair out this season.

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