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The Most Influential Haircuts of 2011
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
December 27, 2011
Looks like shorter do's were all the rage in 2011.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Emma Watson's pixie cut and Justin Bieber's "swish" were the "Most Influential Haircuts" of 2011.
"The enthusiasm plays out online, where the fastest-rising searches for celebrity haircuts on Google are for Ms. Watson and Mr. Bieber," The Wall Street Journal writes. "This is more of a change for women -- for whom short hair hasn't been trendy since the '90s -- than for men, who may justifiably feel sheepish about asking for the cut."
While boys copying JB's well received new cut isn't all that surprising (have you been to the mall lately?), I seriously question the influence of Emma Watson's hairstyle. I'm willing to venture that while women endlessly Googled her haircut for curiosity's sake (Hermione did what?!), most women aren't actually willing to go that short.
It seems like the pixie cut is more a celebrity trend, than an actual trend -- and a trend that seems to be on its way out as all signs point to even Emma herself growing out her locks.
Which is fine by me (call me old fashioned, but I definitely preferred Emma with longer hair), unless you're Michelle Williams -- in which case you have a damn good reason to keep that sucker short.