The Side Cut: Hot or Not?
Back in 2008 when it came to short hair, my whole world centered around the angled bob.
Especially angled bobs with buzzed napes. Of course after 4 fun filled years and constant debates with my wife on her having an angled bob, we came to a happy medium that is the pixie. The funny thing is after reading alot of other people's blogs about their wives hair and the angled bob, I realized I was in the opposite predictament. My wife loved having short hair; short shaggy styles and long pixies, it was me who convinced her to grow it into a bob and buzz the back.
In many cases it is the opposite where the hair enthusiast wants his long haired wife to cut her hair into an angled bob. I had the same problem as all of you just from the other end of the spectrum.
It seems like eon's ago that the only short hair style I liked on women were angled bob's with buzzed napes.
The new generation pixies were just in their infancy. Sure you had celeb's like Elisha Cuthbert, Pink and Rihanna going with the longish pixies, but it was few and far in between back in 2008. Those were the days were Victoria Beckham's Pob ruled the world.
As short haired enthusiast, I think we've come a long way in our options on short hair styles for women. Besides the angled bob, there is of course the new generation pixies, which can feature buzzed sides, or one buzzed side alone.
Then there is another anonamly in this short haired world. The Side Cut.
Where does this style fall into. Does it fall into the short haired realm or the long haired realm?
One side of the head is buzzed, but the majority of the rest of the hair is long.
There are variations of course where a side buzz is being incorporated into bob's and into pixies.
So the side cut had pretty much become a style unto it's own which can be applied to long hair, pixies, and angled bobs even.
At first I was on the fence on this look.
As much as I like buzzed backs and napes, I didnt at first find anything appealing about seeing a women's hairstyle that has the side buzzed. Then after seeing more and more popping up everywhere it grew on me ( no pun intended)
Specifically the side buzz look on a pixie being my favorite.
Before long I was starting to appreciate all kinds of side cuts. Even ones that had the audacity to ruin a perfect bob by buzzing off one side of it.
At first a cut like that would be blahsamy to an angled bob hair lover such as myself.
But now after about a year of seeing them I have grown to like them.
I think any buzzed real estate that is in direct contrast to long hair is in the same appeal as a buzzed nape with long hair above it or infront. It's just in a different presentation.
Now I'll admit I didnt always think this way.
It took some time for me to come around on all this side buzzed talk.
I have to say the side buzz with a longish sweeping bang pixie is my favorite now,
But that being said, seeing women who would had never had any part of the hair buzzed now walking around with side buzzed hair is a definte win in the short haired lovers department.
I think the side buzz works best with a pixie, but that is just my opinion. I think it looks completely normal to have a side buzz when the rest of your hair is already a pixie. Someone like Pink wears the side buzz perfectly. She even at times has both sides buzzed and the back undercut buzzed, which creates many options with a pixie cut. She has gelled/sprayed it up, exposing the buzzed sides, but can wear it down to make it look like a traditional side swept pixie.
Your seeing side cuts popping up everywhere. From music artist, to actresses to the pages of tattoo magazines.
Whether or not this is just a fad or the start of a long lasting trend, one thing is for sure it wasnt created in the past year.
For every pop star like Rihanna, Ke$ha, and Ellie Goulding that think they are innovaters by buzzing one side of their head. Everyone must all remember the 1980's and in my opinion the godmother of sidecuts.
Either Cyndi Lauper was ahead of her time, or all these pop stars who are buzzing one side in a rebellious statement are behind with the times.
Either way this new popularity of the side cut/ buzz seems just as polarizing in it's opinion of whether or not it's hot or ugly, as it is polarizing with one side neatly shorn with clippers and the rest of the hair long and cascading.
What's your opinion of the side cut?
Hot or Not?
Do you think it is a passing fad?
Below enjoy the gallery of side cut pics.
Some are long , some are pixies and some are sidecut bobs.
** Blog Note**
A MRS MAC Hair Update will be posted later this week with an announcement on her next scheduled appointment. Also look for another MRS MAC Hair Flashback Post later this week