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The Most Influential Hair Cuts of 2011: Justin Bieber and Emma Watson

Each year, there seems to be one celebrity haircut that stands out among the rest. This year, according to the Wall Street Journal, it was actually two: Emma Watson’s pixie and Justin Bieber’s “swish” style. The publication has deemed that these were the two most influential cuts of 2011 as measured by the volume of requests at hair salons and the number of Google searches.

If we were selecting cut of the year, we would have gone with the lob (a.k.a. the long bob) because we’ve seen it on countless celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Palermo, and Brooklyn Decker, just to name a few. But it’s refreshing to see that the pixie cut is making a comeback, especially because it takes a lot of confidence to pull it off and it’s a big shift from the long, wavy styles that are usually so popular. Interestingly, Bieber’s signature “swish” cut got an update back in February, much to the dismay of his fans who were outraged when the tween idol tested out a new shorter spiky style.

Were you into the pixie or the “swish” cut this year? If not, who do you look to for hairspiration? Let us know your thoughts in comments!

— Lorelei

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