Q: What’s the new cool-girl haircut after the long bob? —Jenna
A: Dear Jenna, Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby—a.k.a. super-short—is just it right now: Michelle, Miley, Lupita, J. Law … It’s a look that takes—and expresses—lots of nerve. It says, I like how my face looks, don’t you?
“It’s 100 percent all about the cut,” said Hollywood superstylist Chris McMillan. He would say that, as his business is cutting hair—he’s the man behind both Michelle and Miley’s recent pixies—but he’s also right. You can’t just walk into a salon and say, “Really short!” The right cut, according to McMillan, is 100 percent all about bringing pictures: “Magazines, Pinterest, Tumblr—show the stylist specific examples,” he said. Even Miley’s cut had inspirations: Agyness Deyn, among others. “Find pictures that inspire you.” Who inspires McMillan? “Jean Seberg, Audrey Hepburn, Edie Sedgwick … ” he rhapsodized. Short: the end of the lob!