Nicole Richie might be the latest celeb to take the leap and opt for a pixie crop, but she’s not the first to wave goodbye to long locks. Back in February actress Lily Collins stunned on the red carpet when she revealed an edgy, messy-chic crop far removed from her standard (slightly boring) long-haired, girl-next-door look.
We’re big fans of the current resurgence of 90s style (apart from the tattoo necklaces – these need to be destroyed), as it’s the era when the pixie crop was born, with celebs like Kate Moss and Drew Barrymore sporting the look. Going uber short is the perfect way for fashion-conscious clients to give a nod to the 90s without needing to look like an extra in Clueless.
Be prepared that clients may worry that the style isn’t particularly feminine. Celebrity stylist Paul Norton says keeping it pretty is all in the cut and recommends “adding femininity by cutting in a soft sweeping fringe.” If your client can’t imagine how that will add a dollop of gorgeous, show them pictures of celebs like Frankie Bridge who rock the sweeping-fringe-and-crop combo and prove you can wear the look without looking like Justin Bieber!
If your client wants to go for the chop and has long locks, recommend that they can tick off their good deed of the day by donating their locks to the amazing charity The Little Princess Trust. A charity very close to our hearts, it was created to provide high-quality, real-hair wigs for children who are battling with cancer and many other hair-loss related illnesses. Since its launch back in 2006, the trust has created beautiful wigs for thousands of children, but relies on volunteers and donations – not least because five different hair donations are required to make just one single wig. So, before giving your client the chop, make sure you’ve read the checklist first:
Just plait, snip and send – easy! Your client will leave with gorgeous, trending hair and will have a skip in their step from supporting such a wonderful cause. Remember to pick up a copy of the new PRO Hair & Beauty for more tips and tricks to perfect the pixie crop. Happy cutting!
For more information and details on how to send the donation on The Little Princess Trust’s website here.