Last week, social media queen Kim Kardashian-West made a huge decision: she cut off her hair. No, she didn’t shave her head or anything (ew), she just went with a sensible, classic shoulder-length cut. This is a big moment for Kim. In the past few years, we’ve witnessed her transformation from a tacky reality star with questionable life-choices to a high-fashion muse with the most famous friends in the world. Obviously she still has a lot of haters, but Kim has done a pretty incredible job of reinventing herself. She learned to contour, stopped smiling, and ditched gross pageant gowns for a chic wardrobe handpicked by Kanye. Her new haircut is a continuation of this transformation, but it also says a lot about where Kim’s future is headed. She has a daughter now, and her new cut is perfect for a busy mother who still wants to look flawless. Her wavy look at the Grammys showed the cut’s versatility, and let everyone focus on her bedazzled couture bathrobe. No matter what you thought of the outfit, she looked fucking fierce.
Kim might end up with extensions by the end of the week, but her short hair definitely sends a message. People are already obsessed with trying to dress like Kardashians (crop tops and matching skirts, I’m looking at you), and now I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of cropped cuts for spring. Some hair trends are definitely not worth following, but this one will look good on almost anyone, and it won’t ever go out of style. Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, but she knows a trend.