Short hair is making a huge comeback and charities need your unwanted locks.
A hairstyle revamp often leads to a feeling of complete self-reinvention. How you look externally – or more importantly – how you feel about how you look externally can change everything from your self-confidence to your entire attitude towards life. A short hairdo gives you a sense of freshness comparable to nothing else and, with short hair becoming an ever-growing trend, we should all embrace it.
Femininity is changing. Gone are the days of being pressured to have long, flowing hair. Finally women are doing what they actually want and it’s not a big deal (most of the time). The trend for short hair has spanned decades, being particularly poignant in the 1920s flapper era, where Daisy Buchanan’s boy cut was the ‘do of choice. The trend seems to have been revitalized again more recently and is now as popular as ever. Last year, London Fashion Week saw androgynous buzzcuts being one of the most popular styles for female models on the catwalk. This year, more and more celebrities are beginning to pioneer short ‘dos. Kylie Jenner recently revealed a sharp black bob at the Met Gala, whilst stars like Ruby Rose and Rita Ora have been endorsing the pixie crop. 2016 has also seen the rise of the lob (long bob), sported by everyone from Beyoncé to Khloe Kardashian.
A man famous for his long locks, Harry Styles has also been endorsing the short hair trend. The star sent social media into overdrive recently when he uploaded a picture of his signature curly locks cut off in his hands. The image caused outrage, leading to #RIPHarryshair being the number one trending topic worldwide on Twitter. However, the initial Instagram post now has over one and a half million likes and has inspired a trend for hair-donating. Styles entitled the infamous picture ‘Whoops. #LittlePrincessTrust’, which subsequently prompted a huge media interest in the charity.
The Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides free, real-hair wigs for thousands of children across the UK and Ireland who have suffered hair-loss due to chemotherapy or alopecia. The charity relies on donations of real human hair for its wigs to ensure the children are given a realistic and natural look. For those interested in donating their own, the ‘Little Princess Trust’ has a set of guidelines to ensure donated hair is suitable for a wig. The hair must be clean, dry and in good condition, longer than seven inches in length, a natural colour and must be sent to the charity in a plait or ponytail that is secured at both ends.
Short hair is a key trend for hair right now and with young children needing your donations; why not go for the chop?
To donate your hair or find out more visit the ‘Little Princess Trust’ website at www.littleprincesstrust.org.uk. If you go for the cut, be sure to donate your hair and help change a child’s life.