Thick brows, big hazel eyes, and a bob haircut — those are probably the first three things you notice when you look at Lucy Hale. The Pretty Little Liars alum and star of the upcoming Katy Keene series has worn her hair in that blunt bob for about four years. It's kind of become her thing at this point. But on November 13, Hale posted a childhood photo to Instagram, proving that her love for the signature look goes way, way back. All the way back to elementary school.
"Proof that I’ve always loved leopard print and a bob haircut," Hale captioned the post of an old school yearbook portrait (we'd guess from the third grade or so). In it, she's wearing a collared button-up shirt with leopard-print accents that, quite honestly, is still cute in 2019. She's also got — you guessed it — a dark, blunt bob haircut. Truly, the only thing that's different is the fact that she has bangs, a very rare thing for the actress. Hale got curtain bangs once in 2016, but they quickly disappeared shortly thereafter and haven't returned since.
Hale's fans and followers can't even handle the adorable snapshot; it has more than 1 million likes and counting. Famous friends including actor Zachary Levi, drag queen Shangela, and hairstylist Kristen Ess have all left adoring comments.
Though Hale's signature bob is her go-to for a reason (it's pretty, low-maintenance, and timeless), we can't help but hope that this post inspires her to bring the bangs back. After all, Katy Keene perpetually has blunt-cut bangs in the comics — she's never seen without them. In fact, the show's key hairstylist, Cynthia Vanis, commented on the photo: "Those bangs 🙄," to which Hale responded, "Thinking of bringing them back?" Do it, Lucy: Get bangs. For the Archie Comics fans.
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- Evangeline Lilly Just Shaved Her Head on Instagram
Now, watch Hale try nine things she'd never done before:
Originally Appeared on Allure