But, true to its word, a handful of models did, indeed, walk the runway with buzz cuts, close crops, and curly shags. While it was admittedly a small number (about 8% of the total lineup), it was definitely noteworthy.
"We want to embrace everyone's natural beauty," says Victoria's Secret hairstylist and Beachwaver creator Sarah Potempa. "Some women with shorter hair, maybe a lob, will walk with that hair...and if someone has short hair on the side or a tight haircut, we're not gonna put [on] a wig or extensions. We’re gonna embrace it. There are 51 women and we’re gonna make them feel their most beautiful."
The move was small, but spoke volumes for a show that's come to represent what sexiness looks like. It hasn't (and never will) fit into one box — and the six women ahead prove just that. There's still a long way to go, but it's a move in the right direction and we are here for it.