Arizona Muse, one of 2011′s breakout models, is poised to be huge in 2012, too. She landed spring campaigns for both Fendi and Isabel Marant, an editorial in the December/January issue of Vogue Paris, and will cover Vogue UK’s February issue. While her eyebrows–and that alleged affair with Freja–are what got everyone chattering about her last year, something different is causing some controversy this year: her new hair cut.
Something about it is really riling everyone up. Is it the length? The fluffiness? And though it pains us, we have to say it: It’s mom hair. She’s always had a shorter cut, but she really chopped a lot off recently. The pictures in the Vogue Paris spread don’t really hint at the more straight-laced looks to come–her hair in those shots is wet-looking and rock & roll.
If you read the recent thread over at the Fashion Spot for her Vogue UK cover look (top left), the word that comes up over and over again is “matronly.” And we have to agree. So we went to our favorite hair guru, Chris Lospalluto, a stylist at the Sally Hershberger salon, for his professional take.
His thoughts? That 90s influence that has been so huge for the last five years is still with us. He told us he’s getting heavy early 90s Linda Evangelista/Sharon Stone/Princess Diana/Meg Ryan from Arizona’s new ‘do. (He’s right, too. Just try to pick her out of that jumble of fluffy hair above.) And he doesn’t hate it either. “For me it’s super retro and [I] love that and [it's] perfect for edititorial but everyday it’s a tough sell. Reads feminine and masculine sometimes, as well as more mature,” he told us. He also pointed out that some recent celebs–like Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan–have pulled out this look recently while growing out pixie cuts. And with the popularity of the pixie in the past few years, we may see a lot of mom cuts walking around this year. But the good news? Chris says that he’s doing a lot of “long short” cuts on his clients lately. Which means Arizona will be totally on trend within a few months of grow-out.
Graphic by: Nora Crotty