The short crop—from buzz-cut to pixie—is gaining prominence among celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron, but the ultra daring of the style set go for a punk-inspired style, making us wonder in awe: Could we pull that off, too? Michelle Williams’ new ‘do has caught our eye, since it epitomizes the trend and is a big change from her usual cute pixie. When done right as shown here, growing out select sections of short hair will take your look from precious to edgy.
While Michelle’s short-in-the-back, long-in-the-front look is a definite way to get the rocker vibe, there are many variations that celebrities have been testing out for years. Madonna has gone through countless style evolutions, but one of her most famous looks was a heavily hair-sprayed platinum blond crop. This ’80s look proved the Material Girl was all kinds of rocker and paved the way for others to follow suit.
Pink has been around since the beginning of the new millennium, and we’ve never seen her without her signature badass hair that’s run the gamut of punk styles: pink, blue, platinum, almost always short and spiked with longer pieces. Other celebrities we’ve seen opting for similar styles are Rihanna, Ashlee Simpson, Evan Rachel Wood and, most recently Miley Cyrus.
During Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013, Jean Paul Gaultier took the rocker look to the extreme with hair inspired by David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust phase. While we may not see this rainbow-bright mullet anytime soon on the red carpet, it proves that a rocker hairstyle is right on trend.