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…
I don’t really get it — because it’s generally understood that most guys don’t like short hair. And if guys don’t like short hair then girls aren’t going to get out of their way to get their hair cut short. However, according to Google stats, Emma Watson’s cute little pixy haircut (sorry, I’m biased!) was the most Googled haircut of 2011. And for the men’s, Justin Bieber’s revolutionary boy teen locks were the most Googled, too. Weirdly, those two haircuts may be slightly interchangeable, so perhaps soon we’ll see a whole army of Emma Bieber bots. [WSJ]
“I’ve really grown into it — I feel like myself with short hair. … Of course, the only people who like it are gay men and my girlfriends. Straight men across the board are not into this hair! … [But] I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it.”
– Michelle Williams tells British Elle that while her daughter (and men) would prefer her with long hair, she has no plans to grow out her pixie crop, which she wears in tribute to her ex, the late Heath Ledger. I think this is beautiful and now I’m kind of teary. Sigh. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »