FROM FLIRTY BEGINNINGS IN THE 60’s TO A RECENT RESURGENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILMS THE PIXIE CROP IS STILL THE ULTIMATE IN DARING ……..!
The textured pixie crop first made its debut in the 1960s when Jean Seberg wore the style complete with a barely there fringe in the film “À bout de souffle”. This daring act of rebellion against the prim and proper styles of the era emerged with the launch of the mod movement, where women wore their hair and hemlines shorter and silhouettes became simpler. In the mid-60s an unknown teenager chopped off her shoulder length locks, transforming it into an androgynous ‘do. She quickly catapulted to fame as the cult model “Twiggy”. The film release of Roman Polanski’s psychological horror movie, Rosemary’s Baby starring Mia Farrow with her boyish, face framing crop (styled with a pair of nail scissors no less) became the symbol of hair liberation.
Throughout the 90’s the pixie crop had a grungy update with wet-look styles such as model Linda Evangelista’s career defining sleek crop and 90’s ‘it’ girl Winona Ryder’s fierce rough cut in sci-fi horror Alien: Resurrection paved the way for other pixie cuts to emerge when Kate Moss unveiled her textured, mop-crop at the British Fashion Awards while model, Agyness Deyn’s silvery style was iconic.
Actresses galore have gotten the crop to embrace a role – Natalie Portman shaved her brunette tresses for 2005’s V for Vendetta, which grew out into an adorable pixie style. Emma Watson bid farewell to the Harry Potter era by banishing her Hermione waves in favour of a sophisticated auburn crop. While Victoria Beckham marked her transition from Posh Spice to fashion designer by cutting her bob into a gutsy crop, the perfect companion for her killer cheekbones. Pop-star Miley Cyrus added a shock factor with her bleached crop while Rihanna’s eye-skimming bangs ensured she created her own style image.
TONI&GUY have a history of short crops and we encourage women to select styles that embody their image through their defining looks, as first depicted by the females back in the 60’s, so embrace your look and embrace your style………!