Edited by Marissa Moshell, Student
With the heat wave this summer reaching an all time high, many celebs are walking into salons asking for shorter cuts. With the hair off their backs it’s suddenly more manageable and easier to take a stroll down the street in the hot summer sun. Kristen Stewart, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, and Hayden Panettiere, are some of the most noted individuals to receive a shorter cut. From edgy colors to softer side bangs, these celebs all took a pretty bold plunge. To learn more about the short hair phenomenon I talked a bit with Latrice Strader, stylist and owner of Destiny De’ve hair salon and spa. Latrice, known for delivering vibrant colors and the latest styles, weighed in on summer’s newest trend:
Some girls avoid cutting their hair too short because they feel they aren’t edgy enough to pull it off. Do you think most girls can pull off a short hair do?
I believe there is a short style for every shaped face. Some face shapes allow you to go shorter than others. When considering a short cut you should consider the shape of your face, head, your hair texture and personality.
Out of Kristen, Rhianna, Hayden, and Janet, whose summer hairstyle do you like the best?
Kristen is my favorite. I love fun styles and her haircut is very choppy and playful. It is also the most flexible cut.
What’s the most popular hairstyle you’ve seen this season?
Layered bobs are frequently requested in my salon in addition to shaved sides similar to Rhianna’s latest style. Long loose wave styles similar to what Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Kardashian wear are also very popular.
Have a lot of girls walked into your salon, Destiny De’ve, asking for a shorter hair cut for the summer?
We get tons of requests for shorter hair cuts in the summer months as well as throughout the year. My salons, Destiny De’Ve, is located close to a popular college and surrounded by young urban and trendy individuals. Most requests are for short pixie cuts, shave sides, generally fun and creative looks. Most of our clients are inspired by celebrities when it comes to short hair styles like Rhianna, Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry and Kelis. These are the top four celebrity style requests I receive year round.
What do you think is the biggest “hair don’t”, a style that most people are better off without?
A huge “hair don’t” in my book is greasy hair. Hair should have body and movement. Too much oil weighs the hair down causing it to stick to your face. Hair lack luster serums and gloss should be used to avoid this problem. When hair is oily and greasy, it’s time to shampoo and re-style your hair.