Do Men Like Short Haircuts on Women?
The bob and the pixie may be chic, but what do guys think about short hair on us? And … do we care?
-Jackie Cascarano, lockandmane.com
We at Lock & Mane are loving the pixie and bob mania sweeping Hollywood these days—short, sassy styles are all the rage. Celebs like Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and Kate Winslet are gracing the covers of magazines every month. Beauty experts and bloggers can’t get enough of these gorgeous short styles. But consider that these crop-crazy media outlets are predominantly run by ladies. What do men think of the super short looks?
Over the weekend a few of us at Lock & Mane saw Scream 4, featuring pint-sized cutie Hayden Panettiere and her sexy blonde pixie cut. All of the girls were swooning over her ‘do. But our husbands and boyfriends called the look “boyish” and definitively “un-sexy.” Ouch. There seems to be a major gender divide when it comes to short locks. We reached out to several red-blooded American dudes for their take on the short hair mania:
Jared Goldman, a 35 year old hedge fund analyst, tells us that long hair is more appealing on women: “Short hair isn’t a turn-off per se, but it can be a bit boyish.”
Peter Jellicki, a 25 year old bartender, is more blunt: “There is nothing sexy about a woman who has the same haircut I do.” He continues on his distaste for pixies, “I think it is cute for maybe two minutes because it is shocking and surprising to see a woman with such short hair…. But I’d feel like a pedophile making out with her.”
Jessica Stroup, Hayden Panettiere, Renée Zellweger, Michelle Williams go pixie!
Cagney Reed, a 28 year old internet executive, tells Lock & Mane that “some girls can pull off very short hair and look great. It exudes confidence. But I think most guys prefer at least shoulder length hairstyles, since it’s just more feminine.”
If you’re contemplating a super short cut, the dilemma is as follows: you would be at the height of fashion, your stunning hairdo on the cover of countless magazines, but… simultaneously repelling eligible bachelors? Would that affect your decision to go short, ladies?
Does it matter to you if your husband or boyfriend doesn’t love your haircut?
Also, our market research is inherently limited. Men of the world, if you like short hair, speak up!
Jackie Cascarano is the Founder and Creative Director of Lock & Mane, the fastest growing luxury beauty retailer on the web. Featuring a carefully curated selection of hair products and luxe accessories along with a fun and informative style blog, Lock & Mane is the ultimate destination for luxury hair care online.