Kim Kardashian West, Noted Lob Fan, Cut off Most of Her Hair Just in Time for Summer

The lob is still going strong.


Kim Kardashian West is making a habit out of getting summer haircuts. Last year, in May, she opted for a lob—aka a long bob—and now she’s pulled the same move. Kardashian West unveiled her much shorter hair on Instagram while driving around with her sister Kourtney Kardashian. While Kardashian West has so far only shared selfies of her latest lob (with a baby-faced filter), you can clearly see how different it is from her more recent long waves.

Luckily for those who don’t feel like waiting until Kardashian West shares a filterless look at her new haircut, photographic evidence of her last lob still exists. Back in August, she posted a photo of the lob with a caption consisting of a lyric from her husband Kanye West’s song “I Thought About Killing You,” from last year’s Ye. She paired that hairstyle with green contact lenses

These days, keeping up with Kardashian West’s hairstyles is a job in and of itself. Back in March, she wore pastel “mermaid” waves with help from hairstylist Chris Appleton, who was behind her lob from last summer.

Plus, in September, Kardashian West wore pink waves when promoting the Blossom Collection from KKW Beauty—the one she had an American Beauty moment with while shooting the campaign.

Even though it’s been a year since her last lob, Kardashian West is still right on trend with the hairstyle. Over the past several months, the lob has attracted the likes of Natalie Portman, Naomi Campbell, Mandy Moore, Irina Shayk, Brie Larson, Kiernan Shipka, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and Carey Mulligan, who have all opted to try the shorter cut.

As for Kardashian West, hair isn’t something the reality TV star turned beauty mogul ever overlooks. She said as much on Keeping Up With the Kardashians last season, during an episode in which she revealed that she has already created her will and that in it there are some very specific instructions about how her hair is to be treated when she passes away. “I put it in my will that I have to always have my hair done if I am like, cannot talk to myself or, like, communicate,” to which her mom, Kris Jenner, replied, “I will make sure that your hair is always done if you don’t know your name. You’ll have great hair.”