“I love short hair. It’s so easy and I don’t have to blow dry it,” they shouted with joy as they threw their curling irons and hair brushes out the window. A few months on and they’re either sick of being mistaken for a boy, or they realized what everyone else who’s ever made the same impulsive “pixie cut decision” knows – there’s nothing to do with short hair. Stick a headband or sparkly barrette and it’s still the same hairstyle. It’s like putting a sweater over an ugly top–it still the same butt-ugly top.
That’s why the long bob is becoming as popular as ripped jeans – though both are just masking as a trend to cover a mistake. Let’s admit it that the long bob is a chic way of saying that you’re growing out your hair until it is long enough to put in a ponytail that doesn’t look like a mutilated stub. Hasn’t Miley Cyrus been bitching forever that’s she’s bored of her short hair, despite being one of the early adapters? Perhaps she’s using her hospital stay as an excuse to let her hair grow out. Then she can return to the stage with a perfect bob and still-nasally voice.
The long bob used to be the in-between hairstyle for celebrities who couldn’t get an appointment to get a new set of extensions and were forced to pretend it was an intentional hairstyle (see Jennifer Aniston). But now it’s a fun and exciting new trend! So come with me as we see which celebs are jumping on the bandwagon.
Jennifer Lawrence recently showed off a long choppy bob, no doubts after weeks of popping hair growth vitamins — so she could look like a 23-year-old and not the leader of the PTA meeting.
Even weave queen Kim Kardashian briefly debuted a longish bob. Her extensions probably hadn’t cleared customs in Paris yet.
Karlie Kloss’s hair has been described as a ‘long bob’ or the reason for her Victoria Secret contract getting terminated. Which is surprising since we all know Victoria Secret is so progressive and open to different ideas of what sexy means. Regardless, I think it’s cute and she can always model for Ann Taylor.
Zosia Mamet cut her hair probably because she was sick of wearing an inflatable doughnut on her head on the Girls set for 14 hours of a day.
Finally, at the advice of her bestie Karlie Koss, Taylor Swift finally cut her flower girl poodle curls into a shorter retro cut that is perfectly paired with red lips and tiny handbags.
If you learn one lesson from all of this, it’s that if you’ve got short hair, you better start growing it ASAP because the pixie is as dunzo as Adam Levine’s self-respect. HURRY!