Ever since getting my first cut from my hairdresser aunt at fifteen, I have loooved short hair. I can’t lie though, up until that point I’d always had long hair and it was a traumatic experience seeing those first pieces of hair fall before my eyes. It was the early 90’s, and I think I had visions of Nia long and Winona’s pixie or Halle’s short “Strictly Business” cut dancing in my head. So off I went in to my aunt’s chair for the transformation to begin. At first I cried, really cried, thinking I Iooked like the 8th grade boys in my class, but as the week went by I started to feel lighter, more feminin, pretty even. My neck seemed longer, cheekbones higher and I couldn’t stop running my hand through my newly shorn locks. I have never looked back.
Of course I’ve had every hairstyle imaginable since then, from long to shaved. Braided to blond. Pin straight to all out afro, but whenever I’ve needed that fresh start or that feeling of freedom and sexiness, I always go back to my pixie. I never really noticed it before but I think that all of my favorite beauty icons have had a short hair. From the ultimate pixie-ness of Audrey, Jean, Edie and Mia to modern day short haired goddesses like Halle, Michelle Williams, Ginnifer and Rihanna. Oh and of course, how could I forget Charlize-I mean wasn’t her Oscar look perfection? They’ve all got that tomboy, yet completely feminine appeal that I’ve come to love.
Rihanna switches it around fast, but I think looks stunning like this.
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