“I have to for roles. But if I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever. Of course, men like long hair. There’s no two ways about it. The majority of the boys around me were like, ‘Why did you do that? That’s such an error.’ And I was like, ‘Well, honestly, I don’t really care what you think!’ I’ve never felt so confident as I did with short hair—I felt really good in my own skin.”
– Emma Watson, who stars in the film version of the young adult novel “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower,” talks with Glamour about getting her infamous pixie cut last year. God, dudes are so weird about hair length, aren’t they? See a few more photos from the shoot above and at the link! [Glamour]
Katy Perry is no stranger to Crayola-colored hair, having long eschewed her natural blonde (!) for every which shade of the Manic Panic rainbow, but this is the first time we’ve seen the songstress looking so … fiery! The September cover of French fashion mag L’Officiel casts Katy in a warmer, more romantic light, offsetting the shock of copper hair with a pretty peach dress and subtle rosy makeup (I seriously hope she swapped numbers with the makeup artist from this shoot). It’s a solid departure from her usual over-the-top all-the-makeup-at-once fare, but would it be wrong for me to suggest that Katy looks really good channeling a touch of Florence Welch, orange hair and all? [Huffington Post]
I know Elisabeth Moss is best known as Peggy on “Mad Men,” but to me, she will always be the woman with the soft voice and the headache in that Excedrin commercial. Just thinking about that commercial gives me a friggin’ explosive migraine. Anyway! Moss has to be kind of dowdy to play Peggy, so I’m stoked that in her real life she’s decided to take the hair bull by the tawny tendrils of the hair horns and go blonde! And short! I think it looks great. What say you?
Gotta say, we love a gal with the courage to go short … real short. Miley Cyrus, always eager to show just how “edgy” she really is despite her achy-breaky roots, chopped off all her hair in favor of a partially shaved, asymmetrical platinum blonde crop that would make Annie Lennox jealous. I lack the balls for such a ‘do, but on Miley, I love it.
Crucial life question: why isn’t Lizzy Caplan more famous? There are sooooo many reasons to love her, starting with Janis Ian, of course. I am not necessarily a fan of this pirate wench-y outfit she wore to the premiere of “The Campaign,” but I do strongly agree with the fantastic bob she’s rocking. I can’t wait to see her in “Bachelorette,” which premiered at Sundance, with Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher — I have very high hopes. Oh, and did you know that Lizzy has been dating Matthew Perry since 2006?! I did not. You learn something new (and vital) every day.
I often wish I had come into the world several decades earlier than my early-nineties debut (hi mom!), but one of the few benefits that make me grateful to have been an adolescent of the aughties is that I was of prime age for the glory days of “The O.C.” I am not being sarcastic; that show was fucking good. As a result of my unyielding affection for that paradigm of zeitgeist-y melodramatic (so melodramatic) teenage television, my love for Rachel Bilson runs deep. She’s just adorable in every way, even without mentioning the obvious fact that she owns one of the most crush-worthy wardrobes this side of Newport Beach. Oh, and Luke Skywalker.
Beyond that, I have never known Rachel to make a sartorial misstep, and this occasion for TCA’s Summer Party is no different. The critics, however, have spoken, and they are not liking the unusual hairstyle she sported on Sunday’s red carpet. It feels to me like an almost-hit: it would have looked really good had she mussed up the tight side to make it look a little prettier and more undone. As it is, I don’t hate the look, but there’s definitely an imbalance to it. Whatever — Rachel Bilson is still fundamentally perfect and I refuse to fault her for this slight blunder … even if said “slight blunder” vaguely channels Donald Trump.
Do you have long hair? Wish you had long hair (raises hand)? Then let this collection of the best and worst braids serve as a guideline and a warning to you. Your long hair is beautiful! Don’t muss it up with an unfortunately plaited braid.
I’m an Angelina girl 4 life, but it’s kind of impossible to hate Jennifer Aniston. She’s too milquetoast, there’s nothing to hate about her … with the exception of that foxy Justin Theroux she’s got her claws in. Mrrrrreow. Jennifer just has zero bad-girl cred no matter how hard she tries to cultivate it, and boy, does she try! Leather jackets, skinny jeans, ankle boots — make no mistake, she’s vying for a more rebellious hook-up. With that in mind, I offer an easy solution for Jen that’ll have her looking like a proper punk girlfriend in no time: bangs. As seen in this (super awkward) photo, the long, messy bangs lend her the hipness she so needs, even in a frumpy outfit as she plays a drug-peddling “mom” on the set of her new movie “We’re The Millers.” Jen has been sporting the same silky, straightforward hair for so long, and I think a teeny-tiny tweak like this could be the best bet for her stylistically. Do you think a full-on fringe would give the usually very vanilla actress an edgier appeal, or do you like her just fine just the way she is?
I hate short hair on myself, and out of my own bob-induced fear I usually feel pretty meh about it on others, but there are definitely some ladies who can wear the hell out of the big chop. Take Michelle Williams, for instance — her pixie cut not only channels the influential Vidal Sassoon style worn by Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby,” but it also perfectly offsets Michelle’s girlish features to lend her a more mature vibe. It’s a big deal when a long-locked starlet goes short, so it’s only natural that Jessica Chastain made gossip-world waves this week when she debuted her fresh asymmetrical cut in New York City.
For my part, I think she’s absolutely killing this look. It’s infinitely more adventurous than the “Tree of Life” star’s standard pretty-but-conventional mermaid waves, and it frames her face beautifully while still giving her the touch of edge she was overdue for. The blunt style actually reminds me of another actress’s haircut — January Jones (who has since gone back the way of extensions) rocked a similar severe side-part earlier this summer, and while hers was choppier and closer to the shoulders, it’s bound to draw comparisons nonetheless. Who do you think wears the look better? (And more importantly, in light of Jessica’s major cut and January’s long red extensions, do you think there could be a case of identity thievery at hand?)