2013 Short Hairfluence

portia-de-rossi kelly-ripaEverywhere you look, tresses are getting shorter! Celebrities like Beyonce, Kelly Ripa, and Portia deRossi are bringing up the length, or going for one of the newest hairstyle trends, intimidatingly named, “The Chop”

Whether it’s an extreme shearing (as in the case of twerkster Miley Cyrus) or a more subtle shift in length, the trend is definitely moving upward. And, dare I say, it seems the years of long, wavy extensions on every starlet are coming to an end…

Hurray! We’re starting to see some individuality rise to the surface.

Of course, the long beachy waves are sexy and beautiful. And if you’re a Victoria’s Secret model, keep the length… but do we sometimes get trapped into keeping the long hair for fear being viewed differently with shorter hair? If you cut your hair, are you choosing fashion/function over sex appeal? Do we overcompensate in other areas (heavier makeup, more revealing clothes, public twerking) to keep up the allure?

These are the vexing questions that plague my mind. And the reason this blog was born.

Many ponderings to come… I welcome your insights and opinions in the comments!