These Gorgeous Celebrity Short Hairstyles Will Inspire You To Make The Chop—Plus, Learn The Story Behind Maricar Reyes-Poon's New Pixie Cut
Real talk: Gone are the days when long and flowing locks were the go-to hairstyle of the super hot A-listers. These days, if you want to stand out from the crowd, you’ve got to dare for a much shorter ‘do. While long hair will always be a classic for Filipina beauties, opting for the short haircut is a way to drastically change your look without major changes to your style.
It’s no surprise that this growing trend is taking over the beauty world, now more than ever before. It's easier to style, even while on the go, and it's always been deemend edgey. But moreover, there is an added layer of complexity when it comes to short hair; unlike long hair, which is just classified as "long", it seems that every inch counts for short hair styles.
You have the very short cut, like the pixie, which has its unisex charm; then the famous bob, and then the slightly longer version of the lob (long bob). The list goes on, and it seems like every inch of short hair styles merits a name (Have you heard of the Anna Wintour bob?). But its meticulous style is precisely why it makes for stronger individuality, style and panache. Need proof? Look no further than these local celebrities/personalities to see just how chic short hair can be.
In order of appearance: Toni Gonzaga-Soriano; Maricar Reyes-Poon; Steph Kienle-Gonzalez; Hindy Weber; Pops Fernandez
To get you inspired to make the chop, we talked to our current celebrity hair crush, Maricar Reyes-Poon, who recently dared to go for a shorter hairstyle. “Two years ago, my husband Richard thought it would look cute if I drastically changed my look. (I had long hair then—up to the middle of my back) I agreed. Been long-haired for so long already.”
Here's a photo of Maricar when she still had that long hair:
“A few weeks ago, I was thinking of growing out my hair again when I saw a photo on IG of a girl who got an undercut similar to mine (now),” Maricar shared. “It looked good. I asked Richard first if he’d be okay with it (of course, I still want to look attractive to him!), then immediately I sent the photo pegs to my hair stylist, Alex Carbonell.”
“Using the photo pegs as inspiration, Alex put his own twists and adjustments to the cut because my hair type and head structure wasn’t exactly the same as the one in the photo.”
And here's a bonus, Maricar also shared the things to remember when you opt to go for this kind of hairstyle, “Be patient with trial and error. You can also ask people with similar hair to yours what products worked for them.”
So if you feel like shaking things up a bit with your look, why not opt for that new haircut? No pressure, though, as it is important to take your time, and discuss with your trusted hair stylist on what specific style works best for you. But once you do give it a try, you'll be amazed as to what a big statement a short hair look can make.
Lead photos via Maricar Reyes-Poon.