Known as the political bob – or ‘pob’ – the feathery short style is now the favoured look of powerful women across the globe, including Prime Minister Theresa May,
White House hopeful Hillary Clinton, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and German chancellor Angela Merkel
According to hairstylist to the stars Julia Carta, the fact that the four have a ‘pob’ is no coincidence.
She said: ‘Shorter, more precise styles give the impression that women can hack it in the man’s world of politics.
‘These women are ruling the world, they don’t want people to be distracted by their hair, so shorter, sharper power cuts all help them to be taken seriously.’