Although Victoria Beckham has worn her hair anywhere between shoulder- and waist-length over the last decade, I know I’m not alone when I say that I associate the Spice Girl turned fashion designer with the stacked bob hairstyle, and vice-versa. Shorter in the back and gradually longer toward the front, the style was Beckham’s go-to in the late 2000s — a few years before her youngest child and only daughter, Harper, was born in 2011. But that hasn’t stopped the seven-year-old from taking interest in her mother’s most recognizable hairstyle.
On Saturday, Victoria shared a two-photo post of Harper in a bucolic setting, revealing not only an enviable outfit — can I get those boots, equestrian-style pants, and eyelet-sleeve shirt in my size please and thank you? — but a new hairstyle. Typically seen with very long hair, Harper is shown with a dramatically shorter bob. Just like her mother’s retired style, it’s shorter in the back and longer in the front, its ends sweeping forward. “Hair cut for our baby girl x kisses from Harper x #howchic,” Victoria wrote in the caption.
Not quite as meticulously styled or as angular as Victoria’s stacked bob, Harper’s is proof that the style isn’t as dated as I hate to admit I thought it was. It’s also proof that a seven-year-old can be #hairgoals to people who haven’t been seven in a few decades. Be sure to swipe through on the Instagram post to see it both close-up and from a distance.
It was only a few weeks ago that Victoria’s husband and Harper’s dad, soccer icon David Beckham, posted a bittersweet photo in which he was giving a long-haired Harper a trim. “Someone’s happy 😃 & someone’s not so happy ✂️ but I didn’t think it was possible for this little one to look anymore beautiful but ♥️” David captioned the black-and-white photo. He might have created a little haircut monster with those initial snips, as it seems to have led to Harper’s chic new style.
I’m guessing David wasn’t the stylist behind this latest chop, but if another countryside photo posted by Victoria is any indication, he seems A-OK with his daughter’s new throwback hairstyle.
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