Joey King chopped off all her hair to debut a bob at Cannes

As usual, everyone brings their best looks to Cannes. And while it’s a bit unexpected, Joey King’s bob is probably one of the most dramatic look changes in the entire history of the film festival. (At least it’s the most dramatic I can remember.) The Bullet train less than a day later, the star went from long chest-length hair to a blunt bob. I know Hollywood loves quick hair changes, but does everyone seriously just have their hairdresser on standby 24 hours a day?

Simone Ashley is seen at Hotel Martinez during the 77th Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2024 in Cannes, France.
Bella Hadid is seen on the croisette during the 77th Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2024 in Cannes, France.

I thought it was a lobgirl summer, especially with Margot Robbie joining the club recently, but Joey King makes a case for it factual bobs. Sure, summer makes everyone think of long, beachy hair, but there’s nothing better than cutting off all your hair as soon as the temperatures start to rise. Even if you don’t walk the red carpet at Cannes like Joey King, she might still have convinced you to join the bob brigade.

Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage.

That’s right: Joey King brought her back Ramona and Beezus bob. With so much talk about a 2010 comeback, it’s only right that Joey re-debuts her iconic childhood hairstyle. But unlike her Ramona and Beezus cut, this new look lacks bangs – and is of course much loftier and more mature than the original style. The sleek, ear-length bob is perfect for Cannes and exudes quiet luxury in every way (an oxymoron?).

For many of us, bobs bring back traumatic memories. Whether it was forced on you Pen15 style, or was it just your favorite hairstyle throughout your adolescence, personally I still have nightmares about my old bob. And even though I’ll probably always shudder at the thought of my dad cutting my hair over the kitchen sink, I can’t deny how much the bob works for Joey King. I’m sure countless other celebrities will soon follow suit, so hopefully my trauma will subside. After all, if Joey can impulsively cut her hair, so can we.

Joey King a day before she debuted her bob. Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images.

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