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Emma, 21, student
What made you decide to cut your hair short?
I’ve always wanted to do it. I was visiting my sister in Paris, and I was very influenced by the style there. The hairdresser spoke very little English, I didn’t speak any French, and so my sister was translating. I just said I wanted a pixie. My sister is my twin and I’m kind of her guinea pig and she was really pushing me to do it.
There’s a big connection between women’s hair and their sexuality. Were you worried?
Not really. Once I was back in the States, this guy asked if I was a boy, and at the time I was a little upset, but it ended up being really funny. I think short hair is very feminine and very beautiful, and that’s why I ended up doing it.
When you see other girls on the street now, are you attracted more to girls with short hair?
Now that I have short hair, I’m immediately like, “I love her hair." I feel like we’re part of a club, like, “We know it’s cool to cut off your hair.” Now whenever someone brings it up I tell them to do it.
Are guys into your haircut?
The type of guys I like are more adventurous — guys who aren’t so into the traditional girls with long hair. So it works out — I’m into guy who aren’t obsessed with that very specific standard of long hair.
And they’re into you.
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