Meet the Clippers

Woman shaving her own head
Shaving your own head - Photo: Bigstock
Over the past few years, it seems as though women are going for a tad more of a tomboy look, beyond the pixie. They are now incorporating somewhat of an undercut or shaved section in their hair, be it long or short. Clipper cuts for women are no longer an exception.
Several celebrities took the buzzer leap: Miley Cyrus, Scarlett Johansson, Rosario Dawson, P!nk, and Katy Perry who left their hair longer on the top and razored underneath. Kesha, Demi Lovato, and Ellie Goulding chose to just shave a side of their hair, leaving the rest shoulder-length or longer.
Kelly Osbourne has been the main show woman when it comes to meeting the clippers as she has always experimented with them but took the plunge a few years back when she gave herself somewhat of a mohawk, buzzed all around, to the scalp while the rest of her hair wavered between chin and shoulder length. She would even include a short and sharp fringe to the front to change things up. It worked for her as Osbourne used her buzzed sides to add a few tattoos to represent her funky style.
This may have inspired women to go for the dramatic change, and I even took the plunge and shaved the sides of my head. It was a fun adrenaline rush but because I have thick Russian curly hair, the maintenance became uncomfortable. To add to that, I also have color-treated hair so after a certain point, my natural dark roots would start to show through and it seemed like I just could not win. Here are some reasons why you should try a clipper cut and maybe why you should look for an alternative.
Short hair is liberating and the fact that the style is to seemingly shave your head while still having hair is a brilliant concept. Furthermore, adding a quick buzz under your hair or on the side that slightly peek-a-boos out can add a little mystery and a secret that only you know about and can show when you want to be a tad more rebellious.
Miley Cyrus with shaved hair
Miley Cyrus - Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock
Scarlett Johansson with shaved hair
Scarlett Johansson - Photo: lev radin/Shutterstock
It is amazing how gorgeous Scarlett Johansson has made the undercut, so much so that Katy Perry decided to take the leap and copy the look, feeling that if someone as gorgeous as Scarlett could pull off this look, so could she. Seeing how versatile Kelly Osbourne’s hair is can definitely make you want to reach for the clippers as she can wear her hair long and no one even suspects that underneath, she’s completely buzzed.
It’s something so daring and slightly taboo while fun and fresh, especially in the summer when you want the freedom. I am a fan of the undercut, I am a fan of clippers, and I am a fan of the celebs whom have taken the leap and shown women that it is okay to step outside of the box. Unfortunately, there is a lot that goes into the aftermath of a clipper cut and you need to keep all of this in mind before you sit in your stylist’s chair and enjoy the feeling of the clippers.
Yes, a stylist should be the one to create this new look for you, especially if it is a complete undercut because the average human cannot reach the back of their head properly with clippers and achieve an even length. Plus, your stylist can tell you what number clipper they will be using based on how often you want to come back to the salon for maintenance.