A few months ago, I decided to lop off all my hair and get a short pixie cut. I knew going into it that I’d have to get my hair cut more often to keep up the shape. What I didn’t consider as much was my color (I’ve been highlighting my hair blond forever). I soon came to see the dilemma of having a short haircut and dyed hair—your roots become noticeable very quickly. I began to wonder what would be best for maintaining my look that wouldn’t cost a fortune.
After getting my color done at New York City’s Eva Scrivo salon, I got some helpful answers from my stylist. Avoid a single process. Your roots will be completely uniform (almost like a stripe coming out of your head), and while a single process may cost less in the salon, the upkeep is every four weeks. You’ll still want highlights, but the best thing is to make them chunky. You can go for much longer in between salon visits, your hair will look a bit more natural as it grows out, and it will allow you to rock the roots-showing style for a while, without looking a mess. And there you have it. Keep reading »
Love Heidi‘s new-ish short cut. .. L-O-V-E. A little while back I was inspired to chop off my hair to about the same length—I wanted a chic, modern ‘do and what I got was a total soccer-mom-inspired look. Ick. For some reason, I just couldn’t get my slightly-above-the-shoulder-length hair to look anything but ho-hum. Every single freaking day, I see loads of women on the street with these gorgeous, Heidi-esque bobs and they look uber-sophisticated—why the hell couldn’t I pull that off? Well, as I realized (as I started to furiously grow my hair back), chic short hair takes some work… Keep reading »
We’ve jokingly talked before about why women cut their hair, but here’s a historical example we didn’t really consider: war and its economic impact. The U.K.’s Telegraph recently reprinted a 1939 article dealing with trends in women’s hairstyles.
Back then, we learn, ladies were switching to short styles out of practicality and thrift: “Women who had cultivated romantic coiffures for which they had grown their hair 12 inches, are having seven of those inches cut off. Hairdressing is returning instead of hair-building.”
So, how have our thoughts about going short in times of economic crisis changed since the ’40s?
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Kelly Osbourne looked like a Debbie Downer at the “Terminator Salvation” premiere last night. Could her new hairdo be teaching her that blonds don’t really have more fun? If there’s anyone who could turn that frown upside down, it’s gotta be the flick’s butt-kicking stud of a star, Christian Bale. [Hollywood, 5/14/09] Keep reading »
The alt band Pavement once sang, “Darlin’ don’t you go and cut your hair, do you think it’s gonna make him change?” True, when a woman lops off her long locks, it’s often assumed that her action was a result of man troubles. Fair enough. I’ve seen this happen to several friends after breakups as a way to cleanse their lives. But of course, as multi-faceted human beings, there are a number of explanations as to why ladies may suddenly cut off their hair. Here, some reasons you may not have considered… Keep reading »
I just read the world’s most obnoxious article in The New York Daily News. According to the reporter and his panel of experts/douchebags, short hair on a woman is a total turn-off for men. Unfortunately, this is hardly the first time I’ve heard this and I can’t help but wonder if this “rumor” is the reason why you don’t see many 20- and 30-something women with cropped ‘dos — after all, Halle Berry and Natalie Portman can pull off the look, but they could pull off just about anything and men would drown in a puddle of drool. So, I decided to go to the experts on such matters — the guys on our IM. Of course, I hardly think women should allow THE MAN to dictate what she does with her hair (or body, or, you know anything), but my curiosity compelled me to ask. Check out their responses, after the jump… Keep reading »
Much less cheerleader. We approve. [Los Angeles, 7/10/08] Keep reading »
I blame Gwyneth Paltrow circa 1997 for why I do not have the balls to cut my hair. Back during my senior year of high school, when I was zitty and spectacled and decidedly not cute, I decided it would do much for my self-esteem to chop my hair off like the then-girlfriend of Brad Pitt. You remember the cut right? I think it was bigger than The Rachel. Keep reading »