Hairspiration: The Chop…Will it Suit You?

Along with Jennifer Lawrence’s new chop, a whole host of celebrities in the last few years have braved the big chop.

Done right, it looks super chic, fresh and modern- but beware! Don’t plunge into this style without a little careful consideration.

While the pixie or crop may seem like an easy wash-and-go cut, it’s not a style that will suit everyone. From hair type to budget, there are a lot of things to keep in mind before making such a drastic change.

Some tips on deciding on whether this style will work for you:

Seek out a specialist:

Someone who knows how to cut short hair properly is key. If you see someone who has a haircut you like, ask them who did it. This is especially important for ladies with wavy hair as this requires more precision than those with fine, super straight tresses. If you have wavy hair, a short crop or pixie cut is very hard to maintain.

Are you brave enough to be bold:

The pixie cut is made for those who are bold and confident in their femininity. Having a super short cut means knowing how to style it quickly on the go, while putting more emphasis on your other features. Many who opt for the big chop describe it as a freeing experience.

Your face shape:

Take note of your face shape, which informs how short you should go. Pixie cuts tend to look best on oval, square, and heart-shaped faces. Heart-shaped faces can pull off shorter pixie cuts as it brings attention to the eyes and away from the long jaw line. If you have a round face, opt for a longer style with some height on top to elongate the face, providing slimming results. Square-faced ladies should ask for soft layers to make the features appear less harsh.


  • Reply Sparkles17 Sunday 18th May, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    SHort hair makes these ladies rock!

  • Reply yslyenom Thursday 6th February, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    They look good.

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  • Reply dj23249 Friday 13th December, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Dont like the look on them or on myself

  • Reply romvar Monday 9th December, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    They all look gorgeous.

  • Reply jessicawheelock Friday 29th November, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    This looks amazing on so many people, but I love my long locks

  • tiffany001
    Reply tiffany001 Friday 29th November, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I love the care and ease it takes to look after short hair, but it doesn’t suit me πŸ™

  • Reply yslyenom Monday 25th November, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Short hair doesn’t suit me.

  • Reply jreilly Saturday 23rd November, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I have rocked the pixie cut, loved it. But do prefer long.

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  • Reply BellaB Thursday 21st November, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    There is no doubt this looks great on some people. Me? I tried it once and every single person I know said “Don’t do that again.” Just doesn’t suit me.

  • Reply amanda6393 Thursday 21st November, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Just had all of mine chopped off! Loving it.

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Wednesday 20th November, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    not game to do it!

  • Reply godsaur Wednesday 20th November, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    i dont like Miley! aAAAA

  • Reply Sparkles17 Wednesday 20th November, 2013 at 11:37 am

    With summer around the corner so tempting to follow suit and chop of my locks!

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Tuesday 19th November, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Not everyone suits short hair! Long hair is more glam!

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