In May, Katy Perry walked out on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with a brand-new buzzcut to the surprise of fans everywhere. And though the cut looked supremely cool, Perry revealed that the entire thing came together thanks to her overindulgence with bleach. “I don’t know if you’ve ever dyed your hair too blond," she told the crowd, "but sometimes your hair falls out. So, that’s the way I handled it.”
Despite having a much more chill attitude about having to shave off all her hair than most of us, she also told Byrdie that the entire experience challenged her views on beauty ideals. No longer having longer hair meant she needed to redefine what being beautiful meant to her. She added, "Now I can’t hide behind it. I wanted to know that I could still feel beautiful and love myself without it. It’s fun, it’s freeing, it’s liberating, and I don’t think that 'sexiness' and 'femininity' is just one thing—long hair. I suppose the goal is to redefine what femininity means to me."
But now, nearly eight months later, Perry is adding just a few inches to her wispy pixie cut—at least for one night. In an Instagram story, the singer revealed a new look thanks to a wildly believable wig that was the same bleach-blond color, only this time hit just above her shoulders. The singer also shared the other beauty treatment she had done that day—a cupping session—before heading over to a Jay-Z concert, a reason as good as any to change your hair for the night.
Perry is one of many stars to cut their hair short this year--Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, and Kate Hudson all buzzed their hair off for roles--so it's safe to call short hair the trend of 2017. But with Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, and now Katy Perry all jumping on the lob bandwagon, it looks like we know the cut of 2017.