Cross-Tressing

Cross-Tressing

Ever since silver screen darlings such as Emma Watson and Carrey Mulligan cropped their hair into super short dos,

trendsetters and fashion houses alike have been taking notes. In accordance with the somewhat masculine inclinations that much of fall runway beauty possessed, gender-bending locks were also present.

But why the gravitation towards this shocking look? For one, the sheer unconventionality of it is key. Chopping of all your hair is freeing both emotionally and stylistically. Ever notice how girls can get away with wearing more sexy, feminine styles when sporting a boyish due without looking completely scandalous? The combination yields no trash factor- just instant cool.

Two of the looks pictured above from Lanvin and Anna Sui (respectively) show different ways to wear a pixie if you are willing to take the plunge. Stylists caution that although this look can be for any fashion risk-taker, it helps compliment those with smaller features best- short hair will only exaggerate disproportions.

Now, all runway models have a responsibility to be notoriously ambiguous in their looks, ready to please any designer inspiration. You can see, then, how most prefer to hang onto their longer manes (a common problem fear for the every-day girl as well!). This proved no obstacle for lines such as Missoni, who sleeked up their models’ dos to create masculine pompadour styles both short and long. Hair stylist Eugene Souleiman used French twists and Wella’s Texture Touch Reworkable Clay to create the slik look (pictured above).

While certainly a departure from the norm, this elegant style could serve as an edgy party look for the holidays. Simply pair with a strong brow and glammed-up cocktail dress to achieve instant rocker chic!

Re-create the look with this recommended product:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wella’s Texture Touch Reworkable Clay  $14

-Sara Easterling

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