It would have been hard to imagine Kim Kardashian with short hair 10 years ago. Her long, dark strands became somewhat of a signature for the reality star. In recent years, however, Kim has tried out a variety of hairstyles, including everything from platinum blonde waves to fire red wigs to sleek black lobs. And now, it appears the 38-year-old beauty mogul has made her most drastic chop yet: a bouncy bob that hits just below her chin.
Earlier this week, Kim posted a poll on her Instagram Stories asking fans if she should cut her hair even shorter. At the time, it was shoulder-length, and apparently her hairstylist and friend Chris Appleton was dying to take off more length. “BTW Chris wants to cut my hair another inch. Should we???” she wrote on Twitter along with a behind-the-scenes photo of herself in the stylist’s chair.
Even though the majority response was no, she went ahead and did it anyways, surprising everyone right before a morning talk show appearance no less! Kim is currently on a press tour for her new shapewear line, and she confirmed on The Today Show that Appleton chopped off an extra two inches right before her appearance. He styled her blunt bob straight and sleek, curling the ends under so they hit just at the jawline.
While Kim is no stranger to the super trendy hairstyle, this is her shortest haircut yet, and it’s proof that even just a couple of inches can make all the difference. She continued to sport the new look for other appearances throughout the day, as well as on the streets during New York Fashion Week.
But it didn’t take long for Kim to switch it up yet again. On Wednesday, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her KKW Beauty collaboration with model Winnie Harlow, and her hair was pulled into a sleek bun (a look she says was inspired by her sister Kendall). Today, for an appearance on The View, she was back to wearing extensions that hit her waistline.