The Big Chop – Celebs With Shorter Hair: Dare To Be Different!4 Comments

By SassyChic
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 at 6:54pm

With the influx of celebrities recently debuting shorter hairstyles, it appears that Destiny’s Child’s own Kelly Rowland is the latest celeb to head over to the ‘short’ side. Although Kelly rocked the crop hairstyle well during the earlier days of Destiny’s Child, she flaunted longer locks for her solo career. However, latest paparazzi shots show that she has now reverted back to cropped hair.

Ms. Rowland is just the latest in a long line of celebs that are choosing to cut their locks, in place of shorter styles; Amber Rose is famous for her blonde ‘baldie’ style, and Solange Knowles has also done it.

Cutting your hair can be quite a drastic change, yet a completely personal choice; sometimes, hair makeovers are undergone in order for personal transformation, or just something to do out of boredom. Whatever the reason may be, all new hairstyles must look presentable- whether long, short, fake or real!

As a student on a tight budget, I rarely buy Hair and Lifestyle magazines. However, I just couldn’t resist buying this month’s issue of ‘Pride’ (UK’s biggest Afro-Caribbean women’s magazine) – the magazine’s focus for this month was the subject of Black hair and beauty. Personally, this issue could not have come at a better time for me, as I have recently been contemplating whether to cut my hair or not.

Whilst I am still yet to reach a decision, I discovered a friend of mine had beaten me to it by actually going for the chop- an absolute bald chop; some would say that as very ‘bald’ of her. I think she looks stunning though, a true Masai princess.

Courtesy of The Lovely 'Masai Princess'

I think this is what defines beauty- when you are able to still look beautiful regardless of what you may do to your hair. The truth about beauty lies within; hair is not the definition of beauty (although it is an element of it).

Here are some few tips in case you decide to go under the scissors for the first time.

First rule. Please don’t go for a Nicki Minaj hairstyle just because she is your role model and is inspired by her unique style. Don’t even try Amber Rose either. Find out what type of face shape you have. Ask your stylist, and what sort of hair style will be suitable on u. Here is a link http://www.thehairstyler.com/ when you click on alternative, it will help you browse on short hair, medium hair etc. In the “hairstyle info” you will find out which style you can go for, according to your face shape.

Show the style to your stylist when you have figured out what style you will go for. Book an early appointment.

If it is you first time for a cut and uncertain, but still want to go on with the process, go for a crop, a length that is “weavable” or can be braided in case you regret. Getting a long hair has never been a problem for us women.

Do not go for “the big chop” if you just broke up with your boyfriend/girlfriend. It won’t make you feel new or good. The chances are there.

Always go for a style you can maintain!

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Written & Submitted By: Mabel Korlekie

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  • GoldenGurl

    Wow yes your friend is TOO brave and lucky she knows what suits her! It looks gorgeous. I could not get away with this lol. Hmmmm Ive tried the whole wig thing to see if short hair would suit me but honestly…I scared myself when I saw the results lol. I wish I could as I can imagine its majorly low maintenance. When I do weave sometimes I just wanna get home, jump out of the shower and into bed BUT NO! I have to wrap my darn weave and it’s long! Thing is not everyone can get away with short hair I dont think…unless I havn’t found the one for me! Your right though if you gonna go for the chop…do it for the right reasons oh please oh! lol…great post and pics! 

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  • maame

    I have cut my hair before! It wasnt that bad. I will try it again at the appropriate time lol. Your friend looks wonderful wow.. even with shaved hair and she looks that hot then i wonder how she looks with long hair.. wow

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    Adjoa Nbaaso) Reply:

    Ehh, maame, where ve u been?Been a while, hope u cookl?Holla @ ur gal small…lolWherez Marian?

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  • Adjoa Nbaaso)

    Hmm, that hair almost looks like shes gone bald.Well, I luv short hair but to go to that extend is a No, No, No.

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