Some say Elisabeth has pulled a “Miley.” We say, “No way!” What do you think?
Elisabeth Moss, a.k.a. Mad Woman Peggy Olson, has taken a page out of the ’60s by cutting her hair into a super-short Pixie popularized by Twiggy. For those of you who are too young to know who Twiggy was, take it from us. We wanted to look like her—more for her hair than for the stick thin figure that insired her name. (Back then we didn’t have to worry about being stick thin!)
Many writers are saying that Elisabeth was inspired by Miley Cyrus, who they are now calling a trendsetter. We couldn’t disagree more with the Miley comparison. First of all, Ms. Moss’ new shortcut has more class and is much more flattering than Ms. Cyrus’. (And we’re sure the new blonde won’t be desperately seeking attention with non-stop tweets!)
Secondly, Elisabeth has more in common with Emma Watson who went super short, pretty and sophisticated two years ago. Thirdly, the Pixie’s perfect for the retro Mad Men (even though Elisabeth is acting coy and saying she will be wearing wigs to make Peggy look the same next season).
And last, but certainly not least, E. wanted to try something new. “I wanted to do something really different,” she told US Weeklylast Tuesday when interviewed at the premiere of For a Good Time, Call…
No matter what the reason, we think Elisabeth’s do-over is a winner!
After An Education, Carey cut off her long mane that worked so well for that movie set in the ’60s. In a darling short cut, the Oscar-nominated star was almost unrecognizable at the Academy Awards 2012. Since that time, Carey as changed her hair often but never gone back to long hair. Her commitment to short hair puts her in the ranks of daring stars like Michelle Williams, Emma Watson and recently Charlize Theron, who shaved her head for a role in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road. No matter whether it’s for fun or work, going super-short takes a lot of guts.
How does Carey keep her cropped cut fresh?
By giving it new twists…like the modern-day pompadour she donned for the 2012 Met Ball on May 7. Her updo reflects the giddy look of her newlywed status. (She married Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons on April 21 and the Met Ball was her first appearance as a new bride!). Keeping hair longer on top offers the versatility to lift the crown away from a side part using a blow-dryer and round brush. Short hair that’s not buzzed on the sides would need to be combed back and held in place with gel. Strong-hold styling products before and after help make and hold the wave.
Bold and beautiful hair color
Light blond on top softens the crop and the dark base adds interesting dimension. As is the case with Carey’s short cut, not everyone can wear bold, contrasting shades. Don’t even think about wearing it if you don’t have a talented hair colorist!
Hairstory repeats itself
Carey’s short hair looks tailor-made for her role with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby coming out in December. Here are a couple of examples of how her Flapper ‘do fits the setting—the Roaring Twenties.
Sources: Carey-Mulligan Online and Columbia Studios.