The Agyness Deyn Cropby Ashley Laurier on July 13, 2008
Celebrity hairstyle trends come and go in a similar way to fashion trends. One of the most popular hairstyles of 2008 has been the short crop, as sported by British model, Agyness Deyn. Her platinum blonde crop has inspired girls throughout the UK to go for the chop, and it looks set to become a popular look around the world. This article looks at the hairstyle in greater detail, and examines its popularity.
The traditional crop has suffered a decline in popularity in recent years, until Deyn's quirky reinvention turned its fortunes around. Her trademark look is a far cry from the longer hairstyles that are usually worn by models. The end result is an individual style that separates her from her rivals. Other celebrities have opted for the look in the past, including supermodel Kate Moss, singer Kylie Minogue and pop icon Madonna. However, these did not have the huge appeal of "The Aggy", as top hairdressers have taken to describing it. It joins "The Rachel" (the bob sported by actress Jennifer Aniston in her "Friends" days) as one of the most iconic hairstyles of recent decades. Celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic have rushed to copy it, including Mena Suvari, Selma Blair and Kimberly Stewart.
According to top hair stylists in the UK, young girls are frequently asking for "The Aggy", and some of these are brave enough to opt for the peroxide too. Not all of these choose the exact same hairstyle - some want to have more of a fringe or slightly choppy layers. Although it is a fairly radical hairstyle, it can still be adapted to suit a wide range of face shapes. If you want to try the same style, ask your stylist to suggests ways of changing it slightly to suit your face, as it can be a harsh look otherwise.
This is a somewhat rebellious hairstyle in both cut and colour. To carry it off successfully, it helps to have masses of attitude and little regard for the opinions of other people. It is a definite head-turner, and will attract attention. Like Agyness, it will ensure that you stand out from the crowd. The question is: do you have enough attitude to pull it off?