In Season 2 of “Euphoria”, Jules’ hair goes through its biggest change yet. Per Nylon, she trades in her long locks for a distinct bob that is indicative of her character’s growth. In fact, Fashion Magazine details how Jules’ “struggles with identity” directly influence her style. As viewers see her begin to embrace her true self, she loosens the reins on her personal style. In particular, the outlet highlights an episode in which Jules investigates her relationship with femininity and societal expectations of what it means to be a woman. By chopping off her long locks, she seems to be freeing herself of these outside pressures.
Though this moment translated well onscreen, there were some fans who did not respond as well to the drastic cut. Over on social media, reactions were split down the middle. According to Seventeen, some viewers celebrated the bold move, while others lamented the loss of her long hair. Like it or hate it, it’s easy to pick up on the symbolism behind the look. Hairstylist Kim Kimble made allusions to late legend Kurt Cobain in a recap of Season 2 Episode 3, as Popsugar noted. Likewise, psychologist Abra McField noted the symbolic power of Jules’ hair. “Producers of movies oftentimes use this [short] cut to convey strength, power, and hardness — an inability to break no matter what is going on in the world around them,” she told Popsugar.