Everyone is going hogwild for the lob right now (that’s short for long bob, if you’re not familiar with hair-related portmanteaus), but seeing this photo of model Sui He is a great reminder that the short bob will always be a classic. It’s simultaneously sexy, chic, polished, put together, and playful. Don’t ask me how that’s possible, it just is. The best part? Sui’s hair here is actually a faux bob, which means you can get the same look whether or not you’re ready to chop off a few inches for realzies. Here’s a video tutorial for long-haired ladies who want to give it a try.
Beyonce: Kind of perfect in every way. She can do long hair, and, as evidenced by these new pics of her just up on her Instagram feed, she can rock a short pixie cut, too. What makes Beyonce so good at everything? We’re guessing she must have made some kind of deal with the devil. Like, maybe what nobody tells you about Bey is that she farts all the time. Like, constantly. Sure, those farts probably smell like Champagne and roses, but still.
Anyway! We are digging her new super-short ‘do. What do you think? And how quickly before Miley Cyrus declares responsibility for it?
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The internet is teeming with hair tutorials for ladies with long hair, but if you have short or curly (or short and curly) hair, it can be tough to find styles that will work for you. We asked hair and beauty guru Aileen Cady to come up with a fun party hairstyle specifically for short, curly hair, and she gave us Disco Heaven: a fun, retro look perfect for pairing with glittery gold eyeshadow and dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve. Click through for a step-by-step tutorial!
“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]
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.
This weekend, I received a single-sentence introductory message from a guy on OKCupid. “Have you ever considered cutting your hair short?” he asked, not signing his name or telling me anything about himself or really anything else that made me inclined to respond. Is he negging me? I thought. Is he saying I look bad with longer hair? I was being paranoid, of course, but the truth is, going super short terrifies me because I’m afraid I would look, well, terrible.
Then I came home and saw this photo of Anne Hathaway, who just chopped off all her hair, like, super short, for her role is “Les Miserables,” in which she plays a struggling factory worker who is forced into prostitution and winds up selling her hair to make ends meet. (She also is supposedly on a horrific-sounding 500-calorie-per-day diet, in order to lose 15 lbs. for the role.) First of all, I totally commend Anne Hathaway for her dedication to her craft. But doesn’t she look so … uncomfortable in this photo? Like she’s not happy with her new look. Dammit, Anne — I’m pretending Anne is reading this — you look awesome! You have balls I don’t have! Wear that super short pixie cut with pride! And if you need inspiration, may I direct you to the long list of gorgeous and talented actresses who have also gone super-short in the last few years? Keep clicking to see these fab ladies who’ve lopped off their locks — and then hold your head high!
I’m trying to grow my pixie cut out, which means I’m going to have awkward hair for a while. What kinds of hair accessories do you recommend to keep my locks in check? – Recovering Pixie
Ah yes, growing out a short haircut: the most challenging hair transition ever. Many people abandon their long hair goals as soon as they reach the mullet-y stage, but I have faith that you can go the distance! Here are a few hair accessories that will make the process much, much easier. Keep them in your arsenal, lean on them in times of trouble, and you’ll be rocking long locks in no time…
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Enough with the models and celebrities: we wanted to show you how real girls really look with some of our favorite hairstyles. First up: the super short ‘do. We scoured the web and found 35 girls rockin’ awesome variations on the pixie cut. Check out these looks for inspiration and that extra push to make a dramatic short cut.
When the ”shit people say” video meme veered from trying to make people laugh to trying to make boneheads with no tact shut up, I had to jump on board. My 6-foot-tall friend found one dedicated to the ridiculous things she’s heard countless times from people who can’t get over her height, and I’ve seen more than a few about race and ethnicity that make me shake with rage.
But all you video makers out there missed a group that hears plenty of comments from the peanut gallery – and none of them good! We are the ladies who rock a short haircut. And if you think you’ve got something funny to say to us, do yourself a favor. Don’t. Because you’ll probably find it lands right there on the list of things we’ve heard before — and never want to hear again. Read more…