Miley Cyrus. Charlize Theron. Beyonce. Emma Watson. Everybody’s doing it: Going short.
Hard to say who started the trend, but female celebrities have been popping up with more and more pared-back ’dos, and we heartily approve.
So do the professionals.
“Pixies and mid-length and long bobs have definitely made a comeback,” says Miami Beach stylist Danny Jela ca. “I think the short look is fresh and unexpected — it’s a bolder statement that says ‘Look at me.’”
Indeed, long hair can be so high maintenance, especially if you are subject to overprocessing, dyes and high-temperature flatirons, curlers and blowdryers, like Jennifer Aniston. She admitted a botched Brazilian straightening treatment caused her chin-length face-framer, which she has yet to debut (it’s OK, Jen. For once, no one’s looking for your “bump”).
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence had had enough of being “fried,” she told Yahoo. “It grew to that awkward, gross length. I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I said, ‘Well I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off.”
Others have different, more intensely psychological motives for hitting the salon.
Marathon woman Pamela Anderson talked her pixie with Ellen Degeneres: “I just thought my hair had had a life and I wanted to kind of put that behind me and start fresh.”
Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, recently went to the chopping block. Her reasoning? “Change is scary and fun and freeing!!! Letting go of my past,” the dancer posted on Facebook.
Is change also freeing for Jada Pinkett Smith, who is once again dogged by cheating rumors? Who knows? But if anyone can pull off that one-sided punky shave, it’s this rocker-actress-poet-mom.
Kristin Chenoweth was tired of being a “slave” to her blond tresses, and her Boy Next Door costar Jennifer Lopez advised her to do something drastic. “I thought it might be a good change, as well, for my life. I just went for it!” Chenoweth told E! News of her cute style. Somehow we doubt we’ll see J.Lo make any hasty decisions up top.
Where are the rest of Jennifer Hudson’s locks? Probably on eBay somewhere. No seriously, the singer-actress appeared gorgeously slicked back on her Istagram account with a caption suggesting others follow suit: “Black girls rock! Yep, catch it! You’ve been jenniferized!”