At the end of June, Iran broke a country heat record and tied a world heat record, which is not the kind of contest you want to win. It’s indisputable that temperatures are climbing worldwide and, for that reason, this celebrity hair trend makes a lot of sense.
Over the past couple of months, we’ve noticed that the world’s most influential celebrities, like Jennifer Lawrence, Karlie Kloss, and Selena Gomez, have been chopping their locks in favor of heat index-friendly looks. Some of them just trimmed up medium-length hairstyles for a fresh new silhouette, while others did a more severe chop in order to combat damaged locks.
You may also notice that some celebrities appear to have longer hair in more recent pictures – like Rihanna – but this is just the result of extensions. Beneath them, they’re sporting cropped locks. After seeing a new parade of shorter looks all across the board, we’ve decided to declare the long bob (or “lob”) the official celebrity haircut of summer 2017.