A few months ago, when Garren chopped Selma Blair’s locks into a short, asymmetrical neo-punk cut, for some it was a hair event of Britney-head-shave-shock scale. Was it pretty? No, but it gave hair, so boring for so long, a much-needed kick, and was all the more surprising since the cut was done at a very Upper East Side salon.
But Blair (and Garren) wasn’t weird; she was the tipping point. Now pointy, choppy, chin-stabbing cuts are cresting, making the Williamsburg shag and the West Village artfully tousled wave alike look about as hip as Uggs. Agyness Deyn launched into the supermodel stratosphere with her severe platinum locks, and Rihanna’s hair is cut into manga-worthy asymmetrical points. The only downside to the angled style is that it may make its wearers look like tomboys underneath the season’s man-tailored clothes.