Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Art of the Chop: the Cut of the Moment

Model Karlie Kloss moments before Garren snips off her long hair. 
Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
The Chop has the look of shaggy, choppy, infinitely cool - and a fashion phenomenon. The convincing argument of model Karlie Kloss, with her short hair framing her stunning face and elongating her neck, has made the cut of the moment. I wasn't alone with my edgy short bob obsession with accolades like TIME and Vogue, which was the imperative force behind the model's makeover, naming it the Haircut of the Year. The beginning of the new year meant haircuts to symbolize a big change. Nothing like an au naturel edgy short cut for a fresh start.

“It definitely has an edge,” Kloss says of her new cut’s rebel undercurrents.
Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
Now the question is, did I get the bob thing right? It's not the easiest look to pull off. Not everyone has a coterie of hair stylists to style my bob before I walk out the door. Still, it suggests a gloriously low maintenance ease that is a welcome change to all the soft wave, red carpet hair. One just has to wash it, tuck it behind your ears and let it air-dry to look good, it's all about the Fekkai Touch "confident-looking, I feel beautiful hair". Before Karlie Kloss got the cut, she sat down with the "Godfather of Hair" Garren Defazio who says "We want it to be something short, choppy, easy, and chic, but with a rock-'n'-roll edge,". With hair inspirations in reference to Jane Birkin's texture and Shrimpton's bangs, it is interesting to note that "it's not a bob", not a blunt bob "Sassoon thing". I love how its cut to encourage the hair's natural wave. I currently have a grown up rebel chop with undercut sort of thing from my hairstylist in Tokyo.  I would love to have natural, touchable, effortless hair. Short hair brings confidence that translates to real life - girls look edgy and chic, less romantic, more in control of their life.


Camille Barba
images from Voguethe Cut 'via Blog this'

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