If you are used to wearing your hair long going short is a daring move, but short haircuts 2012style are all the rage. The coming year will see many women take a cue from the usual array of Hollywood starlets and A-list celebrities who dare to go short, sexy and chic, and this is why.
A short haircut emphasises the features rather than enveloping them in a mass of flowing hair, bringing to the fore your bone construction, complexion and – a must for many – the eyes. From layered styles suitable for round faces to pixie crops that are a time worn classic you have a choice that is greater than ever before.
Elegance and Style
One of the primary champions of the short haircut is Halle Berry, an actress who regularly uses a half-tamed, tousled look to bring a sense of adventure and youthful exuberance to the look. By combining elements of the classic bob with a pixie style finish she manages to pull off the best of both worlds, and the result is a short hairstyle 2012 celebrities will be copying to the full.
Emma Watson, whose fresh and simple youthful looks lend themselves perfectly to a short hairstyle, is another queen of the look, and is very much a role model for young women everywhere who want o break out from the traditional styles and embrace a 21st century hairstyle.
An Independent Look
A hairstyle is more than just a decorous treatment of the hair, it is a statement of your personality, and the short haircut has always been about individuality and independence. Historically women – and men, to be honest – wore their hair longer than we would think ‘long’ today, and while the male side of the population began adopting a short, cropped look well before the start of the 19th century, it took until the part of the 20th century before women gained the boldness and authority to copy them.
As the suffragette movement campaigned for votes and rights for women, so the film stars of the day offered a reference point for women who wanted to stand out as individuals. Louise Brooks, a star of the silent screen, adopted a bold and very daring bob style that was at once shocking and very stylish, and it is here that the trend for short hair on women has its roots.
The trend died out somewhat in the late 1940’s and 1950’s, but came back with a vengeance in the 1960’s, an era that mirrored the ‘20’s in many ways as women sought to stamp their own identity on their hairstyles. Who can forget the iconic pictures of Twiggy, the legendary model, with a very ‘swinging 60’s London’ style bob, a look that inspired a generation?
If we look at the short hairstyle 2012 fashion followers are going to be wearing we can see the roots of the women’s rights movement firmly embedded in the lasting, stylish and very sexy cuts, but what matters is that the short look still has the power to make an impact.