Wow! Joey King Chops Off All Her Hair At Cannes Film Festival

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Written by Georgia Gould

Updated: May 30, 2024

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We’ve been all over this year’s Cannes red carpet (not literally, we wish!), keeping our beady eyes on all the incredible hairstyles, makeup and jaw-dropping dresses as the stars of the big screen have celebrated the 77th year of the fabulous film festival in the South of France. 

And we must admit, it hasn’t disappointed. Granted, there hasn’t been much in the way of hair transformations as most of our favorite stars have showcased classic updos, soft curls and the usual array of beautiful, old Hollywood waves. But we thought we were OK with that.

Until now.

As the festival came to a conclusion at the weekend, we were treated to a very dramatic hair makeover (yes!) courtesy of The Kissing Booth actress, Joey King.

And it was just what we needed. Of course, celebrities cutting off their long locks to embrace this summer’s biggest hair trend (the bob, in case you’ve been living in a cave for the past few months!) shouldn’t have surprised us, but doing it mid-festival? Ballsy.

Joey revealed all on the red carpet on Saturday May 25 as she attended the Cannes closing ceremony at Palais des Festivals which was hosted by French actress, Camille Cottin. 

She’d previously worn her hair long, wavy and swept over to one side as she stunned at the screening of La Plus Precieuse Des Marchandises (or The Most Precious of Cargoes if your French is about as good as ours!) wearing a beautiful, floor-skimming pale blue Cong Tri gown.

This was her Cannes debut and she did not disappoint as the cameras rushed to get the perfect snap of the 24-year-old actress making a huge impression on both VIP guests and fellow A-listers.

“My first Cannes. To the @lorealparis team, THANK YOU! I am typing this with the biggest smile on my face,” she wrote as she took to Instagram following the event.

But if her smash of a debut wasn’t enough, just a day later, her hair had been completely made over for the festival’s final night. And wow!

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As she stepped out to show off her new haircut, Joey wore a custom Miu Miu pastel yellow dress that hugged her figure in all the right places. Her gown was coupled with long, embellished opera gloves and simple, but stunning earrings by Gabriel & Co which allowed her hair to do all the talking.

“Custom @miumiu & a chop for Cannes day 2 with @lorealparis💛💛💛” she wrote as she took to Instagram to post a carousel of photos of her new do on the red carpet.

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Her stunning, sleek bob was all thanks to top celebrity hairstylist, Dimitris Giannetos whose client list is a veritable who’s who of stars including Megan Fox, Rita Ora and Gigi Hadid. 

He also showed off a gallery of beautiful snaps of Joey’s new look on the Gram, alongside the caption,

“JOEY KING 👑 The PRADA Bob for my little sister @joeyking.”

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Now, as bobs go, this is quite the dramatic chop. It’s been cut (no, it is NOT a wig – we’ve seen the proof!) very blunt and to just above her jawline then styled in a deep side part, and worn super straight and insanely shiny to show off her gorgeous facial features and beautiful blonde highlights.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, her color was freshened up with L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step Toning Gloss in Honey Blonde

Finally, her look was finished off with a simple bobby pin, proving you don’t have to go all out with fancy updos and over-the-top hair accessories to make a style statement on the red carpet. 

And the nod to Prada? What’s that all about, we hear you ask? Well, when you think back to all the chin-length blunt bobs that graced the Prada runways this season it makes perfect sense. 

We don’t know about you, but we bow down to the Prada bob. And if the comments on Dimitris’ feeds are anything to go by, Joey’s new hair is a big hit with her fans, too!

“Her hair is just perfection!!!”

“OMG!! She did cut her hair! She’s beautiful!”

“What a transformation 😍 love it.”

You can catch Joey in new Netflix drama, A Family Affair from June 28. She stars alongside Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron in what she’s coining, “the love story you never knew you needed.”

We can’t wait!

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