The Pixie Cut Is The New Movement

Pixie Cuts are back and they are back with a vengeance! What is a pixie cut?

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Pixie cuts were popularized first in the 1950s when Audrey Hepburn wore the style in her debut film Roman Holiday, and later in the 1960s by actress Mia Farrow and British supermodel Twiggy, then even later by Laugh-In star Goldie Hawn. Jean Seberg also sported a pixie cut for Otto Preminger’s melodrama film Bonjour Tristesse.
The crop became fashionable again in the late 1970s and 1980s, with one of its most notable wearers being the actress Jacqueline Pearce in the British TV series Blake’s 7. The crop also was big in the mid 1990s, and Halle Berry appeared in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day wearing a crop. In 2010, Cate Blanchett and Hayden Panettiere also sported cropped hair.
Depending on the style, pixies range from as short as a half inch in some places to two or three inches long in others. Pixies are very easy to maintain and can be worn casually, or dressed up for special occasions. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixie_cut)

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Fantasia Barrino

Not everyone can wear the pixie cut, but those who can rock it like it’s no one’s business! Fantasia is one of the queens of the pixie cut. Jamie Lee Curtis looks amazing wearing the pixie and her salt and pepper hair color gives it an extra flare. A lot of women want to wear a pixie cut but are afraid of not being able to maintain the style, when actually short hair is easier to maintain. When the hair is short you can always get away with a quick shampoo and gel or foam wrap without even touching it with a curling iron or flat iron, and it can still look stylish.

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If you’re unsure about how you will look with short hair, you can always get a short weave to see how you will look with a short cut. Be bold and do what you feel!

 

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Alopecia Awareness Month

A’Miracle Law

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Living with Alopecia

Head2Toe Magazine is on a mission to bring awareness about Alopecia and other hair loss issues. Alopecia can happen to anyone no matter age, race or gender. We had the chance to meet 14 year old A’Miracle Law who resides in Mobile, Al. We love how A’Miracle has overcome the issues that come with having Alopecia especially being that she is school aged and having to deal with mean spirited kids. We honor A’Miracle for her bravery and we are joining in with A’Miracle and her family to help bring awareness to Alopecia. Read what A’Miracle had to say about living with Alopecia.

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Hi, my name is A’Miracle Law and I’m 14 years old. I was diagnosed with Alopecia in the 5th grade, but I’m now in the 9th grade and attend Mary G. Montgomery High School. It was hard the first 2 years after being diagnosed I wore a wig, because I didn’t think I would look as pretty as all the other girls. Wearing wigs sucked they where hot, smelly, itchy, and wasn’t who I was. I used to pray that no one would notice it was a wig or make fun of me. My 7th grade I decided not to wear a wig anymore because I was sick of it. Yes people made fun of me and pointed, stared you name it. More people started talking to me, but I wasn’t happy with how I looked. I still felt empty and scared also ugly even though my family told me I was beautiful I didn’t believe them. In my head they had to say that because I was family. One of the main people that helped me was my grandmother she told me that I was beautiful and that I should be happy with how I looked. When I got to 8th grade I decided not to wear a scarf or cap. That day was one of the best day of my life even though I was scared I was happy. My friends where happy for me I even gained more friends. The best part was how happy my mom was to see that I was finally happy with my look. Now wherever  I go I own my look I fill like I’m on top of the world. Even now that I’m in high school I OWN my look and I don’t care if people stare, point or look. I’m BEAUTIFUL, CONFIDENT, and I OWN my look. My name is A’Miracle Law…. I have Alopecia but Alopecis doesn’t have me!

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I Am Not My Hair!

India Arie said it best in 2006 when she made this hit song I AM NOT MY HAIR. Take a look at these lyrics…..

Little girl with the press and curl
Age eight I got a Jheri curl
Thirteen and I got a relaxer
I was a source of so much laughter
At fifteen when it all broke off
Eighteen and went all natural
February two thousand and two
I went on and did
What I had to do
Because it was time to change my life
To become the women that I am inside Ninety-seven dreadlocks all gone                 india-arie-that-grape-juice-she-is-diva
I looked in the mirror
For the first time and saw that

I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your expectations no no
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am a soul that lives within

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave
At the turn of the century
Its time for us to redefine who we be
You can shave it off
Like a South African beauty
Or get in on lock
Like Bob Marley
You can rock it straight
Like Oprah Winfrey
If its not what’s on your head
Its what’s underneath and say HEY….

Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person?
Does the way I wear my hair make me a better friend?
Does the way I wear my hair determine my integrity?
I am expressing my creativity..

Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy
Took away her crown and glory
She promised God if she was to survive
She would enjoy everyday of her life ooh
On national television
Her diamond eyes are sparkling

Bald headed like a full moon shining                      India Arie-5
Singing out to the whole wide world like HEY…

If I wanna shave it close
Or if I wanna rock locks
That don’t take a bit away
From the soul that I got
If I wanna where it braided
All down my back
I don’t see what wrong with that

Ladies we are not our hair! Stop letting a man decide how you should wear your hair. If you want to wear your hair short, wear it short. If you want to wear it long, wear it long. If you want to wear weave, wear weave. If you want to color your hair, color it! You are not your hair and if a man tells you that he will leave you if you cut your hair then he never loved you in the first place. I think people have gotten the word submissive misconstrued just because the bible says wives be submissive to your husbands doesn’t mean that a husband is supposed to control his wife. It is a control issue when a man tells a woman how she can and can’t wear her hair. I think every woman has that moment when she feels she needs a change and one of the first things we want to change is our hair! download

No matter how you wear your hair make sure it’s clean, healthy and age appropriate! For the women who are rocking the natural look make sure you keep your ends trimmed and get regular conditioning treatments. Going natural doesn’t mean that you no longer have to maintain your hair because some of you are walking around looking a hot ass mess! Hair is meant to be combed so comb your damn hair!.

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