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Harvesting the crop

Harry Potter star Emma Watson is in love with her pixie haircut, and so is the world. The actress has chopped off her tresses boy style.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 10, 2010 13:41 IST
Roma Arora

Harry Potter star Emma Watson is in love with her pixie haircut, and so is the world. The actress has chopped off her tresses boy style. “Cut my hair off a few days ago... Feels incredible. I’ve wanted to do this for years and years; it’s the most liberating thing ever,” says her Facebook update. A whopping 7079 people have shown thumbs up to this look.

“She’s looking great. A short haircut makes you look naughty and young. You can add interesting layers, fringes and curls to such short hair. Blunt, wedge, bob and pixie hair cuts are hot,” feels hair expert Jawed Habib. Internationally, celebs such as Victoria Beckham, Rihanna and Katie Holmes are also endorsing the look, with Indian stylistas following suit.

Emma WatsonActresses Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and Celina Jaitly are among those keeping it short. "I got it done for a role, but I will keep it for a while as I am loving it," says Celina. Priyanka did it because she "wanted a change." Easy maintenance is one of the main advantages of this look. "Such cuts are convenient and easy to keep. Just brush them and you’re ready to go. You don’t have to blow dry or use gels to tame them," says hair and make-up artist Angelina Joseph.

Generally, bobs go best with oval and square faces, but for designer Rina Dhaka, confidence is the keyword. “The right attitude and personal style matters more than the face cut,” she says.

They took the short cut
I recently got my hair shortened, and the boy cut suits me a lot. Everyone says I’m looking younger and fresher. It’s also easy to maintain.
—Amanpreet Wahi, model

I love my short hair; they look great with saris, too. Even the TV commercials have started showing women with short hair now
—Mandira Bedi, actress

Thank God, women are trying out these cool short hair cuts. Who has the time to take care of those long tresses anyway? Short is in!
—Tinu Verghese, model.