Karlie Kloss Chops A Bunch Of Her Hair Off, Calls Her New ‘Do ‘The Karlie’

Karlie Kloss is in a state of flux, you guys. She’s growing up, she’s making moves, and, like Felicity when she finally decided to murder both Noel and Ben in cold blood, she’s commemorating the next phase of her life with a kicky new haircut.

Unlike when Felicity did it, though, it actually looks good on her, probably because she is a 20-year-old supermodel. She recently explained her decision to the not-to-be-confused-with-us website Into The Gloss:

“I think a woman’s confidence is in her hair. It’s true! When you change your hair, everything sort of changes. It affects the way you act, the way you dress…your hair is a very very influential part of your style. And a woman with a great haircut can wear a paper bag and look amazing. Garren cut it on Monday for a Vogue story, at Patrick [Demarchelier’s] studio. He took off about eight inches. My hair has always been very thin, very fine—very boring, actually, and it was so broken and damaged from the last five years of working. It was really just kind of nothing. It could be turned in to a long, glamorous thing with extensions, or you could add a fringe, but on its own, it had no style. And no texture, either. Also, the thing is, for me, as a model, having the plain, stereotypical model hair, you’re a blank canvas, which allows you to transform—to become a character—whereas when you have a hairstyle, you’re individualized. And this cut, just by itself, is such a style. I love it; I feel like I’m changing… I don’t know, I’m finding who I am. I’m twenty years old, I’m entering a new phase of my life; I bought a house! I sign the papers tomorrow. There’s a lot of change happening in my life right now. It’s a new haircut for a new decade.”

That’s a lot of meaning for one little haircut! But wait, there’s more. When asked how she’d describe the cut, she said:

“It’s…it’s…‘the Karlie.’ It’s the Karlie! [Laughs] I want women to someday go in to the hair salon and say, ‘I want the Karlie.’”

A few observations:

1.) She doesn’t say it, but feeling like she can cut her hair without losing work is a sign she’s truly arrived. Most models keep their hair long and plain (as she did for many years) because that’s how casting agents want them. Liks a blank canvas, as she said.

2.) Are we finally over our collective trauma over the “Rachel” haircut that terrorized our heads for so long that we are willing to open our hearts to a new haircut named after a celebrity? It looks cute enough on Karlie, but how much will you laugh when faced with an army of bobbed soccer moms at the post office?

3.) “The Karlie” appears to be just a regular shoulder-length bob with bangs. Not much layering, the same length all around. I’ve seen this haircut pass by me on the street hundreds of times without taking a second glance. But now that I see it on Karlie, I have the sudden feeling that it would make me look like a goddess. The hair places that specialize in bobs should probably jump on this momentous re-branding opportunity.

(Via Into The Gloss)

Photo: Into The Gloss

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    • http://thegloss.com/ Ashley Cardiff

      Wonder how Arizona Muse feels about this being called “the Karlie”…

    • JennyWren

      It’s a nice haircut. I have very fine hair myself so I know what she means about it being a bit blah when it gets too long…above the collar bone is a nice length for this kind of hair texture. Though she might find the bangs a pain, mine never stayed in place for more than five minutes and it’s such a slog growing them out. The styling also looks a bit 70s here, but maybe she likes that?

      That said, it’s pretty sad that in this day and age we’ll still tie up so much of our confidence with our hair. I get that it’s one of the first things people see and so you will feel better when it’s neat and stylish. But still…

    • lucygoosey74

      Naturally, it looks great on her, I mean she’s Karlie fucking Kloss! However, I really don’t think the hairstyle itsself is so wonderful. It’s kind of sad and limp in my opinion. It’s just not my thing.

    • Brooke

      I think it’s more rightly the ‘Alexa Chung’ than the ‘Karlie’…

    • kj

      Laaaaaaaaaaame. That was seriously the best she could come up with?!