ARROJO senior colorist, Mariesa Ferrarois chiming in on Style Noted as our on-hand professional. This week we spotted a picture of Twiggy, and it got our grinders going. How did this “Cockney Kid” become the “The Face of ’66,” and the world’s first supermodel? Mariesa tells us more…

I love looking at eras of fashion for creative inspiration. One of my favorite style icons from the 1960s is Twiggy. I am sure that if it hadn’t been forTHAT haircut, Twiggy, would not of been the style icon she was. With archetypal long length hair, she was just another girl looking for a break in Swinging London. It goes to show the power of the haircut, the power of transformation.

Prior to the ‘60s, hair for women was much longer and more feminine. Twiggy changed that. Large eyes, so petite, when her hair was cut short it created an androgynous look that fitted the new fashion for A-line dresses, military-inspired suits, and other unisex looks. Her crop created a total look that was the perfect match for the time.

As the Sassoon era of short, geometric shapes was beginning to burgeon, the world was given a muse for this new paragon of style. Ever since, hair and fashion and style have been intrinsically linked.

Step: Even today a shorter cut can change your life. Look at what it did for Michelle Williams and Ginnifer Goodwin. Be brave and try a modern version of a short crop cut.

Step: Ask your stylist for a crop cut that gives weightless, head-hugging curvature, accentuates the female head shape, and provides versatile styling options.You should be wowed by the fluidity, the softness, the texture.

Step: For styling, use hair creme for soft and playful looks. Or muss it up with texture paste or creme wax.

Style Notes provided by Mariesa Ferraro, Senior Colorist, ARROJO studio, NYC

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