Beauty Vibes: Short Hair, Don't Care


We've recently been pondering the implications of *September* and how whether or not you're still at an age where this month denotes a new school year, there is an undeniable sense of regeneration that comes with this particular time of year.  Haircuts seem to be the cliché movie response to the feeling of personal evolution that we're describing, but in reality, the act of switching out your usual 'do and taking a major aesthetic risk can be really therapeutic.  Like Linh wrote about a few weeks ago, hair has always been closely linked to the female identity, and while experimenting with different colours, braids, buns, etc. can be a great way to express yourself, cutting it all off is just as impactful.  Pixie cuts are making their rounds in the modelling world, and in 2016, we think this represents a collective "eff-you" to the male gaze.  Having short hair is low-maintenance, confidence-inspiring, and CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AMAZING IT LOOKS??!!

Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs gave us serious "punk princess" vibes on the runway this season, and a pink pixie cut channels that feeling better than anything else.

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For those who may be more timid, but still want to dip their toes into pixie-cut-territory, a look with soft, jagged bangs is the way to go.  Let the bangs fall long for an added "IDGAF" element.

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Or if you're just plain DONE with hair and want to take a risk (that clearly pays off because @caxmee is a goddess), bald gals are making a buzz.  This look also allows you to show off your mad contouring skills or unmatched abilities at applying liquid eyeliner.

Read more: Here's how to conquer second day hair.  Or if you're on a makeup hunt, these are our top 5 brow gels of all time.

Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to read some of her other work. 

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief