A Cut Above | Asian Hair: The Pixie Cut

With the media in a metaphorical tailspin over Beyoncé’s new shorter ‘do, the spotlight is placed once again on the pixie cut.  Popularized in the 1950’s by Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow and supermodel Twiggy, the cut has been worn by many throughout the years, including some of our favorite Asian and Asian American celebrities (like Ziyi Zhang at Cannes and Audrey’s summer covergirl, Rinko Kikuchi), breaking the stereotypical idea that Asian women have to have long, straight hair.

And while we love the Queen B just as much as anyone else and think that her new cut looks fabulous, we have to admit, these celebs give her a run for her money.

Narsha (Brown Eyed Girls)


Lee Yeon Hee


Vanessa Hudgens


Shannyn Sossamon


Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto

Yang Mi

Yang Mi

Toey Jarinporn


Sunny (Girls’ Generation)


Gorgeous, no?  As you can probably tell, when it comes to the pixie, there’s no one-size-fits-all cut.  If you’re thinking of cropping your own hair, take a cue from one of these lovely women and experiment — you really have nothing to lose (no pun intended)!

Asians in Fashion | Lee Yeon Hee for Harper’s Bazaar Korea, July 2013

Fresh off the hugely popular Korean drama Gu Family Book (also starring Lee Seung Gi and Suzy of girlgroup Miss A), Lee Yeon Hee turns on her seductive charm with this fashion editorial for Harper’s Bazaar Korea. I’m quite accustomed to her girl-next-door image (she was also a potential trainee for Girls’ Generation), but I feel this editorial finally gave her some more edge, especially with the pixie blonde hairdo.

Check out more shots from her editorial below!






InStyle Korea Celebrates their Tenth Anniversary with Korea’s Hottest Female Celebrities

How do you celebrate your magazine’s ten year anniversary — if you’re InStyle Korea? Easy: you round up the best and brightest Korean stars of the last decade. The cover spread features actresses Kim Hee-sunHan Hyo-jooLee Yeon-hee Han Chae-youngKim Hyo-jinLee Yo-won, Kim Yun-jin, and Jeon Ji-hyun who serves as the issue’s cover model. The shoot stops nothing short of making all the girls look fabulous – even if they’re surrounded by large legos (in the case with Han Hyo-joo), holding a plastic baby (Lee Yeon-hee), or fawning over a cheetah in a forest (Kim Hee-sun).

Click on for the images!

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