The Newest Celeb Hair Trend Is SO Unexpected — & Just As Hard To Achieve

This Fashion Week, it seemed like bobs were back with a vengeance. Models and attendees alike wore them during the New York shows and, thankfully, the cuts were shown off in all textures imaginable. We're onboard, of course: A good, precise haircut has the same effect as a facelift. (Just a whole lot cheaper, easier, and more glamorous.)

But we never stopped caring about long hair. Earlier this year, inches were in... and they're here to stay, according to the attendees at VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2017. We never thought we'd see the day when someone bested Nicki Minaj's ankle-length locks, but leave it to Blac Chyna to take on the challenge. Scroll ahead to see our favorite lengthy looks of the moment.

A version of this story was originally published on March 17, 2017 and has been updated to reflect this growing trend.

Blac Chyna's blonde braids hit the floor... the same place that you'll find our jaws.
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Clearly, musician Laila V was ready for action.
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Nicki Minaj has been doing the ankle-length thing all year, not that anyone's complaining. Tokyo Stylez gave the rapper a blonde hue that Barbie herself would kill for.
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Beyoncé's gleaming, center-parted blonde mane matches her sequined gown and diamond necklace — and two Grammys — earlier this year.
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Thankfully, Heidi Klum's long, glossy blowout didn't get slimed at the Kids' Choice Awards.
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J.Lo's razor-sharp contour was balanced by a sweet pink lip — and loose, waist-length hair.
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Sweet pigtails get a sexy upgrade with strong brows, bronzy lids, and, oh, Jourdan freaking Dunn.
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Hairstylist Cesar Ramirez has used 32-inch extensions on Kim Kardashian before, according to a post on her site. Not that anyone's counting...
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Shay Mitchell? More like SLAY Mitchell. That orange-red lip is hot, hot, hot and so are her razor-sharp strands.
Ariana Grande rarely lets down all her hair, but when she does: wow.
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"Inches bih.... bad btchs link up," Minaj captioned an Instagram from Paris Fashion Week. Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
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