Kiernan Shipka: ‘I love my Sabrina bob!’

Kiernan Shipka is in love with the bob hairstyle she has to play Sabrina in the new Netflix series.

The 19-year-old takes the lead in acclaimed show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and sports a short blonde ‘do for the part.

And taking on a new look was something welcomed by the young screen star.


“This is one of those industries where you never have full control of your hair,” she told Glamour magazine. “But the bob is 100 per cent my jam. I love it… It’s so low-maintenance. It takes two seconds to do my hair.”

Blonde isn’t Kiernan’s natural colour, but is a hue she has taken on for several years. While she was brunette for her initial Sabrina audition, the Mad Men star was aware she’d probably have to go lighter with her locks if she landed the role.

“I had long, dark brown hair during my first audition and was really just living my best life,” she smiled. “I’ve always been blonde, so it was like, ‘I’m free from the blonde hair!’ I figured if I got the role, I’d probably have to dye it, which was fine, but after my audition they were like, ‘We gotta have you audition again, and we think you need blonde hair for it.’”

But Kiernan didn’t mind, acknowledging: “I’ll have blonde hair for a bit and that’s fine.”

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is available on Netflix now.