Kendall Jenner reveals a choppy, layered haircut on Elle: cute & ’90s?


Kendall Jenner covers the August issue of Elle Magazine. It’s not a traditional cover profile of some hot young celebrity lady with an out-of-touch interview about how hard it is to be famous. Kendall has done plenty of those, don’t get me wrong. But for this issue, they didn’t bother interviewing her. She was just a model for hire, and it’s just a huge editorial for fall fashion. People are vaxxed, waxed and ready to FASHION!

So in lieu of actual words from Kendall to dissect and discuss, let’s just talk about the fashion and the modeling! Elle definitely wants us to believe that the Fall 2021 season will be all about: slender legs, boots, corsets, flannel, granny panties and choppy-layered haircuts. Honestly, I’m kind of fine with all of that? Minus the skinny legs, I don’t have skinny legs. But I’m all for layering flannel shirts over prairie dresses and boots and choppy haircuts. This is how our asses used to dress in the 1990s. It’s coming back!

As for Kendall… I don’t think much of her modeling skills most of the time, but she’s fine in this editorial. She seems to have toned down the lip injections too, and with this haircut, she looks less like Ali McGraw and more like… I don’t know, a ‘90s rocker. A little bit Winona-esque, right?


Photos and covers courtesy of Elle.

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    Kendall may not have done an interview but getting the cover was her saying “I’ve returned to modeling.”

  2. jferber says:

    Her face looks different again? Not sure. She was dating a really hot basketball player, Devin Booker. Don’t know if she still is. That’s one aspect of her life that sounds great: attracting extremely hot guys like moths to the flame. I never had that ability (let’s face it: most women don’t), but it sure is a potent fantasy (for a minute).

    • josephine says:

      It feels like they photoshopped the heck out of her. Those cover pics make her look like an alien. She’s a young good-lloking model, no need to make her face look impossibly narrow/small with huge eyes. Look at the difference with the pic in the Celine top — they look like 2 different people.

      Such a huge fail in my eyes — she does not look like those cover photos at all.

      As for the clothes, meh. I’m sick of baggy clothes so flannels and prarie dresses just seem super depressing to me. It’s been sooooo long since tailored clothes were in style. Wouldn’t mind seeing tops without: dropped shoulders, ruffles, puffed shoulders, peek-a-boo shoulders, raglan sleeves, oversized silhouettes, etc.

      • DuchessL says:

        They photshopped her so bad I thought it was wynina rider on the first cover and white halley berry on the second. The nose is so different, she’s got fish eyes and they elongated the legs on one of the pics to the point she would collapse in real life.

      • Sinéad says:

        I don’t think it’s photoshopped, I think she’s really had a shitload of “subtle” work done.

      • Eleonor says:

        @DuchessL: I thought she was Victoria Beckham !

    • Fortuona says:

      Shr is still with him but at the minute he is at the Olympics

  3. Amanda says:

    My god, Kendall is so basic. Whenever she works, I am reminded that she’s in the business because of her family, there’s zero talent or charisma.

    • Midge says:

      Basic is the perfect word to describe Kendall.

      • DuchessL says:

        Kendall has a pretty face, but true she has no vibe, nothing special, mysterious or exciting, always the same no expression face which is so bland. I miss the top models of the 90’s. They had that little something these girls don’t.

    • Marie says:

      There are so many nepotism models in that industry right now.

    • kelleybelle says:

      I disagree. I think she’s a far better model than Kaia Gerber, whose eyes are too close together. I like her modeling. I find nothing offensive about her.

      • Catt Berlin-George says:

        @kelleybelle Agree with Kaia’s eyes being really close together and talk about basic!
        I cannot understand no matter how many times I look at her and try try try to see potential, how anyone anywhere can even call her mildly pretty.
        She is not.
        And her body is grasshopper insect stick thin. # Only because of Mom

  4. Sensible says:

    Katherine McFee?

  5. Lena says:

    I like her with the layered haircut and that she doesn’t look like a Kardashian Klone here.

  6. Ann says:

    I think it looks cute and 90s, and highlights her huge eyes. I hate the outfit in the top pic but the haircut looks good. I’m not a follower of her or any of her sisters, but I’ll weigh in on the cut.

  7. August Rain says:

    Ha! That’s my haircut but the wavy/curly version. I dig it.
    The nineties Melrose Place fashion at stupid prices leaves me a bit meh. Especially because high fashion doesn’t control trends anymore right? The kids do.

  8. Cait says:

    I never saw her appeal as a model . Kendell lacks charisma and her eyes always seem dead. With the exception of Bella Handid none of these nepotism models can walk there is no allure with them.

  9. Midge says:

    She didn’t tone down the lip injections, the makeup artist did.

  10. girl_ninja says:

    She looks different than the last time I saw her.

    She looks like a cross between Halle Barry & Kathrine McPhee.

  11. psl says:

    She was SO gorgeous 5 years ago. I don’t understand why the women in this family have to go overboard. They get some work done, look amazing and then keep doing more. I am convinced there is not one happy person in that family.

    If I weren’t so angry about their contribution to the “Instagram face/body”, I’d feel sad for them.

  12. Lucy says:

    Basic, boring, nondescript.

  13. SpankyB says:

    I just chopped the hell out of my hair and it looks pretty bad, but at least I can say I’m in style. I may need to add more layers and mismatch my clothes though.

  14. AnnaKist says:

    The hair is … meh. It’s the face that’s the problem.

  15. Sal says:

    I used to love Elle. I stopped reading it when they threw E. Jean under the bus, however. Never again. Kendall’s hair looks good.

  16. WithTheAmerican says:

    Hair stylists were calling this a 70s chop like with curtain bangs. I don’t see 90s here. Maybe I slept through a decade.

  17. Lory says:

    She is so BLAH.

  18. Eenie Googles says:

    90s has been back for a while now.
    Comeback is just starting for the 2000s


    I’m honestly so confused- this cover looks like it was shot years ago, before her face was refined down and chiseled.

  20. ME says:

    Why do magazines hire famous models to just make them unrecognizable? She doesn’t even look human but more like an A.I.. Stupid photoshop.

  21. Kristen says:

    She looks a little like Kim in some of these shots!

  22. Amanda says:

    Why do her eyes look like an anime characters on the cover?

    • Julia says:

      I think they shot her from above, so her face is slightly tapered and the shadows make her eyelids and makeup all blur together and make her eyes look bigger. If you look at her actual eyes, they look normal; it’s the whole eye area that combines to give her anime eyes.

  23. april says:

    This is the haircut I’ve had for decades!

    • wow says:

      This is my covid DIY bangs & trim. Shocked to see it’s a “thing”. Wake me up when grey roots & brassy grow out = cover worthy

  24. Delphine says:

    She got the wolf haircut. It was all over tiktok. It’s like an exaggerated shag.

  25. Normades says:

    Yes, it’s the Billie Eilish Wolf cut. I’m late 40s and recently got the same cut. Same cut I had in 2004. It really flatters all ages and face shapes.

  26. North of Boston says:

    I have this same haircut! I’ve been cutting my own hair since the pandemic began and it just kind of came out like that. Now where’s my magazine cover?

    (It’s not a great haircut… I have Zero stylist skills, I’ve just been following you tube videos and used hair scissors LOL!)

  27. Leah says:

    She looks so vacant. Maybe it’s because of all the plastic surgery or she’s just that sort of person.