If you haven’t been watching this season of The Bachelor then you haven’t lived you’re probably doing ok, but you’re missing out on one of the most diverse seasons ever. And, no, I’m not talking about race… I’m talking about hair. One contestant in particular, Bekah M., is making Bachelor hair history. For reference purposes, Bekah M. is the girl who looks like the ABC production team picked her up after she missed the bus for her school field trip and shoved her in a limo heading to the Bachelor mansion instead. People are losing their shit over her because not only does she look hella young, but she’s also the only woman in Bachelor history to ever rock short hair AND have a man be sexually attracted to her despite it *gasps*. We’re really making huge strides for womankind this season, ladies! I’m actually rooting for her even though every time Arie tries to slide his hand up her dress I want to call Child Protective Services. I’m calling it now, this hairstyle is about to be v popular with a bunch of barely 21-year-olds who want to be the “edgy girl” in their sororities. That said, pixie haircuts are actually a huge deal. You can’t just show up at your hair appointment and ask for this cut without doing your research first, lest you end up cutting off all your hair and looking like a British man. But luckily for you I have way to much time on my hands I’ve done the research. So here’s exactly what you should ask your stylist for if you want to copy Bekah M.’s look.
Does This Cut Make Me Look Fat?
First things first, Bekah M. is a fucking chameleon and don’t you forget it. As evidenced from my in-depth stalking of her Instagram, the girl has had pink hair, blue hair, long hair, short hair, blonde hair, BANGS—all in one fucking lifetime. Basically she can do whatever the fuck she wants to do with her hair and she’ll still have grey haired men wanting to feel her up look flawless. You, on the other hand, won’t be so blessed. But hey, at least you won’t be mistaken for a member of the lollipop guild, so, hopefully that keeps you warm at night. Anyway, it’s important to talk to your stylist about what they think your face shape is (I’m still in deep denial that mine is round) and what the best pixie cut for your face shape is. Anyone can pull off short hair, though round and heart-shaped faces have an easier time getting away with any pixie cut they want. If you have a more angular face, then you’ll want to ask your stylist about which cuts have the right proportions for your face shape.
Actual footage of Bekah M. in her natural habitat Instagram
Don’t Trust Yourself To Get The Length Right
Going that short with your hair for the first time is fucking scary because your face will be, like, out there and on display for the world *shudders*. The first time you go short, always go longer with the cut than you think you want. For example, if you’re trying to seduce the dad of the kids you babysit and want to try Bekah M.’s look (based on Arie’s reaction, it works), then maybe try out a bob first or a longer, messier, pixie. Something that won’t make you want to immediately fling yourself off a cliff when your stylist turns you around to face the mirror. That’s the feeling we’re trying to avoid here.
The most important advice we can give you when trying out a new haircut is to never, ever trust yourself to know what’s best for you. Think of it this way: The last time you probably took a risk was when you got shitfaced on a Tuesday and drunk matched with someone whose answer to the question “what are you legitimately bad at” was commitment. (Just me? K.) The point is, leave all the risk-taking to the hair professionals, because odds are they know way more than you do about what actually complements your face.
How TF Am I Going To Style This Shit?
Short hair doesn’t actually mean low-maintenance hair, kinda like how the super short girl in your friend group isn’t really fun-sized but is actually more of a shitshow. If you’re going pixie-short, then you’re going to want to style the fuck out of your hair. Make a point to ask your stylist the best ways to style your new hair and the products you’ll need to do it. Trust me, those bitches will be foaming at the mouth to shower you in over-priced hair products. Seriously, every time I go to the salon my hairdresser always gets me wasted off complimentary wine and then swindles me out of $40 for some obscure hair product that will “change my life,” but I’ve only ever used once. Ah, the memories. If you’re more of a betch on a budget, then I recommend using Bumble And Bumble Sumotech for faux-mohawks and serious hair hold. You’ll also want to try Bumble And Bumble Surf Spray for Bekah M.-inspired pixie waves.
It seems as though everyone mistakes a new summer for a second shot at a new beginning. Everyone somehow believes each summer is going to be “the one.” This isn’t a fucking MTV show. Like, the one for what? The one to miraculously win the lottery, marry a Franco brother (apparently there’s a third brother, but he doesn’t count), or change your identity? Honestly, the only thing you have a chance of achieving this summer is a five pound weight gain from all the day drinking you’re about to do.
You can’t change your life in one season; you can, however, change your identity. I don’t mean by suddenly claiming you’re a vegan, drinking green shit at the crack of dawn, and actively doing yoga. Tbh, that’s way too much effort. I suggest doing something you can ~treat yourself~ with (because buying yourself a bottle of wine weekly isn’t enough): Cutting your hair.
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen on Instagram in the past week alone with new short haircuts and a caption that say something along the lines of “Needed change!!! New me!!!” or my fav, “New hair, who this?”. This really had me contemplate (for like, .5 seconds) if short hair could somehow cleanse me of all my immoral acts. If we’re being honest, I really just want to look as
basic trendy and mysterious as Kim K does with her fake lob.
If you’re one of those “New ‘do, new you” people, here are short haircuts you should ask your hairdresser for (after many shots have been taken) based on your hair texture. I can’t promise you’ll turn into a new person (you probably won’t), but if it helps you sleep at night, then so be it.
If You Have Straight Hair, Try The Blunt Lob.
Kim’s (heartbreakingly) fake lob is the perfect start to a short haircut if you have long, straight hair. The no-layered style provides a fierce, sleek, regal look, making anyone with this cut look like the new queen bee. Your friends will love this even more, solely because it will cut the time it takes you to get ready by like, half. The lob is easy to style, manage, and it’s ideal if you decide you don’t want to commit. Sounds like the perfect Tinder profile.
If You Have Wavy Hair, Try A Layered A-Line Bob.
If your hair is naturally wavy, go for this cut to give you a carefree, voluminous style. An A-line bob typically has no layers, but instead gradually shortens towards the back. With added long layers, you can rock the bedhead look 24/7 and no one can say a damn thing about it. For example, say goodbye to brushing your hair.
If You Have Curly Hair, Try A Graduated Bob.
This simple haircut is for those of you who want to embrace your curls in a way that says, “No really, I woke up like this.” A graduated bob is a layered cut that thins out at the nape of the neck. If you’re used to having long, curly hair and the thought of this haircut makes you want to hyperventilate, you can totally adjust the height and length of the bob to your liking. Regardless of what you decide, getting a dramatic side part/bang is a must (because what Rihanna does, we do obvs). This playful look will make you want to obsessively flip your hair at anyone who gives you the slightest bit of attention.
If You Have Coily Hair, Try A Pixie Cut.
This is the Prosecco of short haircuts for the summer. The cut is refreshingly short all around, with the top being slightly longer. It’s a look that has been around for literal decades and will never go out of style. It’s low-maintenance, versatile, and badass af. Which, incidentally, are all things you probably aspire to be…so here’s to hoping this new ‘do really means new you.
Before you do anything irrational to your hair, check out which summer haircuts are best for your face type.