The Karen haircut was popular in the late 1990s to early 2000s, though Kate Gosselin from Jon & Kate Plus 8 is considered the hairstyle’s poster child.
The haircut is usually characterized by an A-line cut with chunky contrasting highlights.
The Karen haircut has evolved to include variations to suit other people — such as those with longer hair, short hair, straight hair, or curly hair.
Okay, Karen haircuts are NATURALLY short. But sometimes, they can be shorter bobs that still have the many layers they so love. Sometimes, these cuts can look edgier and more modern thanks to an added zigzag hair partition.
Karens are typically middle-aged women, but even millennials can end up having a Karen haircut. Millennials are all about self-expression, so expect multi-colored hair and other more modern variations of the Karen cut.