Just days before her fifth birthday, North West celebrated the occasion with her mum Kim Kardashian in New York City.
Wearing Yeezys designed by her dad Kanye West and a candy necklace, the eldest Kardashian grandchild was treated to every five-year-old’s dream – a visit to an ice cream parlour and a candy bar.
But all eyes were on one thing – North’s hair.
Kim’s eldest child’s usual natural curls had been straightened and pulled into a high Ariana Grande-esque ponytail.
HBD to my style icon, North West ???? pic.twitter.com/4ONOktMIVW
— MTV (@MTV) June 15, 2018
Twitter users were quick to call out the new hair, with some claiming North is too young for the hairstyle and that the heat treatments may be damaging her hair.
But some commenters were worried about more than just hair damage, with some referring to the pressures women of colour face to chemically treat their natural hair.