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Leave it to a Duchess to define THE haircut for summer 2017. Royal style maven Kate Middleton debuted a new haircut while at Wimbledon this week, sending the internet into a tizzy over her new lob-job.

Hitting just below the collarbone, Kate’s new ‘do is far from an angular, LA-approved bob a la Bella Hadid or Rihanna, but the lob she’s rocking is still perfectly summertime appropriate. It’s like an entry-level cool-girl look for someone with long hair who’s wary of losing their length.

Which is likely how Kate felt just before her stylist pulled out the scissors.

Here are Kate’s tresses earlier this year:

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And here’s the Duchess’ new cut:

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While it’s something of a departure from her signature long and loose waves, Kate’s look is still ultra sophisticated, and is just the right length to not feel overwhelmingly heavy and hot during the summer months. Not to mention, her ends look super healthy thanks to the chop.

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Clearly, Kate has taken cue from other Hollywood taste makers. Emma Stone‘s currently sporting a wavy lob:

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As is Charlize Theron:

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Even Khloe Kardashian, whom we know and love for her long extensions, has ditched the look in favour of a fresh cut:

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If you’re in the market for a new style, do as the Duchess did and go for the lob. Your strands will thank you. And if you regret the cut, well, just remember: it’s an easier look to grow out than bangs.

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