Does your reading this post mean you’re interested in perhaps trying one of them? I’ll take your silence as a yes. And then cheer, because I love that you’re excited to try something new with your hair. Not that it doesn’t look marvellous the way it is, obviously. It really suits you. It does! It’s a great length and cut for you and it seems almost a shame that we’re potentially about to decimate both in one trip to the snip-snips.
Obviously you’ll be after some inspiration for this new mop of yours, so I’ve assembled some of the key cuts for hair in 2012 below. Some of these will seem outrageous (because they are) or ridiculous (again, because they are), or better suited to a small, plastic toy (Barbie), but remember that trends exist to inspire, not dictate.
1. VERY-SHORT HAIR
The most daring (and potentially exquisite) of all the lady cuts, very short (often pixie) hair will be a strong theme in 2012, especially with the dual emphasis on the ‘60s and ‘20s. Keep it modern (and more versatile) by making it a bit less pretty, and a bit more edgy, choppy and androgynous. Also remember that beautiful actresses with travelling hair stylists can pull off this look and the styling nuances that it brings with ease and grace, but us Regular Bombshells need to make sure we are ready for the upkeep (snips every 3 weeks) and intense face focus, and cowlick accentuation such short hair brings. Those with straight-ish hair and oval faces will definitely fare best. For those not as daring, try a (choppy) cut somewhere between the jaw and ears, like Dianna Agron’s sensational 2011 cut.
Look to these birds: Carey Mulligan, Michelle Williams, Evan Rachel Woods.
2. BLUNT FRINGES
Rarely does such a huge film/book twinset storm onto the scene without having some effect on other facets of modern culture. In this case, the (extremely unforgiving) short, straight fringe we see on the star of the US version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara. Don’t feel you have to go quite this short, (especially if you have a rounder face) but by all means embrace the blunt, sharp fringe. I strenuously recommend keeping the rest of the hair quite blunt, straight and silky smooth to keep it modern, rather than flirting with the ‘80s style straight-fringe-wavy-hair catastrophe.
Look to these birds: Rooney Mara, Rose Byrne, Leighton Meester, Jessy J.