While the debate was raging on about Nicole Richie’s new do — love it or hate it? — we got the inside scoop from her mane man, Andy LeCompte of Chris McMillan salon. Andy tells PEOPLE that “Nicole is always ready for changes. She likes experimenting with the shorter and longer hair. She was just a little bored.” And there’s a reason that Nicole keeps going back to her shoulder length locks, “We always joke about everyone’s loving the bob! The shorter hair is a bit more flirtatious and it’s definitely fresh on Nicole.” But don’t expect to see the Simple Life star with her hair down all the time now. Andy says that the new cut has left her hair long enough “that she can wear it in a ponytail and she can still throw it back.” And isn’t that the perfect spring haircut for anyone?