Friday, July 31, 2009

Short Cuts.....Is Rhianna the icon for short hair now?

Ever since the chart-topping single "Umbrella" dropped in 2007, Rhianna's ever changing short crop styles have been setting the bar for these new short hair cuts that have got celebrities donning shaved heads, shorter locks, and precision cuts.

Even recently, Ciara is now rocking a new cut that everyone is now saying is mocking Rhianna's style. Now, I stans for Rhianna's style b/c I really feel like she really brought a difference back into music by losing the ever-so-popular lace front wigs that everyone and their mama is wearing. Hell, even your local beauty supply is stocking $57.99 lace fronts for the budgeting divas out here.

However, I don't like the fact that people are acting as if sutting your hair means you are "following" someone's style. What's wrong with putting up the weave & glue for a while? I think that Ciara's hair(wig/cut?) is growing on me and she looks pretty nice in some shots. Now, I'm going to need for her former hair stylist to stop with the salt throwing but there's nothing wrong with changing up your look and style every now and then.

Truth is, Halle Berry, Monica, Nia Long, and countless others have fiercely sported short & sharp cuts lonnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg before it became a fading trend. So, before folks start crediting an entire style to one individual....they need to do their research. This style was, has been, and will always be popular without celebrity support. Any thoughts?


Shoshoni said...

I totally agree with you!!! I have a friend who wore different cornrow styles with beads before I even knew who an Alicia Keys was...but after Alicia Keys came out, she stopped wearing them because people would say, "she has Alicia Keys braids"...she didn't like being labeled a copycat. No fair.

Charmaine said...

It's so unfair, SMH. I think it's worse when people forget that a hairstyle is open for anyone to wear without "copying" someone else.

The media is really at work on the wrong things these days.