Celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Watson and most recently Miley Cyrus are all sporting the new short hair trend. While some celebrities cut off their luscious locks for roles in movies, others are simply doing this for themselves—and it’s been no short statement.
This past summer, when Emma Watson took the plunge to cut off her hair, she posted a public explanation on Facebook for her drastic change. She wrote:
“Dear all. Cut my hair off a few days ago. Feels incredible. I love it. I’ve wanted to do this for years and years,” according to Starpulse.com.
Another liberating cut was seen last month when Miley Cyrus let the world know on Twitter that she was cutting off her hair. Her hairstylist Chris McMillian posted a picture of Cyrus, writing “Bye bun! Stay tuned!”
Three hours later Cyrus posted a picture of her new style on Twitter and wrote, “Never felt more me in my whole life,” according to the HuffingtonPost.
Even though celebrities get the publicity, this trend can be seen everywhere.
Cissy Worstell, 19, is a journalism major at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Cissy had long hair since she was three years old; that was until last December when she decided to cut it all off. Cissy had 11 inches cut off that day.
“Society has this view of women with long hair, but I think having short hair cuts you out of the crowd,” said Cissy.
She donated her hair to Locks of Love, a non profit organization that provides hair pieces for children with long-term medical conditions. You have to have at least ten inches of unbleached hair to donate.
Miley Cyrus was also rumored to have donated her hair to Locks of Love, but that has not been confirmed.