The cropped pixie haircut making the rounds in Hollywood right now may be feminine, but it’s also got edge
Devout followers of celebrity style were definitely at risk of getting caught up in the swirl of Miley Cyrus’s post-crop new ‘do—the punk-ish sort of pixie cut that shocked and awed millions. After all, this look, which makes an appearance in Sassoon Salons’ 1960s-inspired fall collection HAIR!, “is reminiscent of the cut that ‘shook the world’ that Vidal did for Mia Farrow for the film Rosemary’s Baby,” says Jeremy Davies-Barbala, senior creative director at Sassoon’s Beverly Hills salon. “I think this cut is all about empowering women’s individualism, making a statement and standing out from the crowd.”
We must say, we kind of love Cyrus’s statement-making cut. It suits her, along with the gang of other celebrities (Elisabeth Moss, Lena Dunham, Rihanna and even Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris) who have recently debuted shorn locks. The adventurous spirit is nice—after all, it’s just hair and it’ll grow back. “I think a lot of people are moving away from the safety of the ‘tribe’ mentality and really looking to find their own style and identity, which is refreshing to see and exciting for all areas of fashion,” says Davies-Barbala. What he says Cyrus (and Emma Watson) did that was so great, is inspire people to think about different shapes and lengths and discover a new style for themselves.
“At Sassoon, an individual’s face shape, bone structure and lifestyle is always the focus for determining the suitability of a style,” and he calls this particular pixie versatile yet soft and feminine. With Sassoon’s technique, the cut features “invisible” layering that allows it to work “sleek, textured and dressed with product—you can play around with product for a shabby chic look or cleanly blow-dry for a more groomed look—or simply washed and left.”
As for those who are approach any haircut with trepidation, suggests Davies-Barbala: “I wouldn’t approach it as something drastic but as something empowering and exciting. Be sure this is a style you really want and then just enjoy the experience!”