Fashion this decade has become very random. It seems that everything is in style, from retro pinup looks to ’90s throwback styles that were once thought of as ugly (acid wash “mom” jeans, anyone?). How about our former Disney darling Miley Cyrus sporting an edgy ’80s look?
In a 2013 magazine article, there was a picture of Miley and what we shall dub as the “Miley Cyrus Haircut.” It wasn’t the first time we’ve seen a hairstyle like this since Rihanna, another singer who also likes to push fashion boundaries. Or how about Cyndi Lauper and her spiked-out pink hair jazzing it up in her music videos? Similar styles have been done before, but the Miley Cyrus haircut is taking the world by storm. You may even be considering this style for yourself. If that’s the case, here is a list of things to avoid when getting a Miley Cyrus haircut.
Should I get the Miley Cyrus Haircut?
5 Things to Avoid
1. Do not shave the sides of your head.
While Miley’s hair is shaved close to her scalp, you may want to pause on making that leap. Having such short hair will already be a shock. Give yourself time to adjust to the shorter style, then reassess whether you’re ready to go all the way with shaved sides. It takes a lot of confidence to pull it off and will take a very long time to grow out. Taking it slow will be a huge benefit to you.
2. Do not cut off all your bangs.
You don’t want your hair to be too short in the front. The Miley Cyrus haircut has bangs that are usually gelled to point straight up in the sky. You will want to keep enough length to be able to do this. For a sleeker style, longer bangs can be worn down and swept to the side for a soft, feminine look. Longer bangs give you more styling options.
3. Do not go multi-colored
The Miley Cyrus haircut is edgy enough without adding blonde, auburn, pink, or other colors. Playing with colors can be fun, but with a haircut that already makes such a huge statement, too many colors will be overwhelming and look borderline tacky. Keep the color simple and semi-normal.
4. Do not go short on top and long on the sides.
Short on top and long on the sides seems like a good idea at first, but it eventually looks like the dreaded mullet and will need to be fixed. It is best to stick to the original Miley Cyrus haircut and keep it long on top, short on the sides. It will be a lot easier to grow out, when you decide to do so.
5. Do not get the Miley Cyrus haircut
The Miley Cyrus haircut is very hard to pull off in real life. You won’t be glammed up in a gown on the red carpet. You’re likely going to be in jeans and a T-shirt, or yoga pants, or whatever. Will such an edgy haircut look good with your overall style, or will it class horribly? If it’s the latter, you might want to choose a more casual hair style.
Keep it simple
Remember to stick to the basics and accessorize without blinging out too hard. Keep it conservative at work and bring out your new looks when going out or on special occasions. It will be the slightest nuances that get noticed the most, and eventually you will be able to dominate your own style instead of looking like you’re just trying to emulate Miley. But if you do choose to get the Miley Cyrus haircut, live it up! Try out some bold new makeup to highlight your facial features.