Here’s Hoping Kristen Stewart’s New Short Haircut Will Make Her Relevant Again

Kristen Stewart Chanel Couture Show Paris Fashion Week July 2014

Kristen Stewart just debuted a new short haircut at the Chanel Haute Couture show at Paris Fashion Week, and I think it looks pretty good. I’m still not sold on the color and the visible roots, and she still doesn’t look like she wants to be there or to be wearing those clothes, which kind of depresses me, but I think a shorter cut really suits her looks and her personality. And it might also suit her career.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but K.Stew has kind of turned into one of those “Oh hey, haven’t seen you in a while. What have you been up to? I think you’re disappearing a little bit around the edges, you should get that checked out” celebrities. Ever since her break-up with Robert Pattinson she’s been a little less visible, and even though she’s coming out with new projects, they’re not looking so good. But could a haircut be the key to relevance? That’s what I speculated in my April post “10 Ways Kristen Stewart Can Revive Her Career.” Am I psychic? Did Kristen take my advice? Is this just a coincidence? Am I overthinking this? You decide.

Kristen Stewart haircut Chanel Couture Show Paris Fashion Week July 2014

To quote myself, which I’ve always wanted to do, “Sometimes it takes literally seeing someone differently to see someone differently.” It sounds shallow, but Hollywood is shallow, and sometimes just witnessing a celebrity change their physical image can be the first step in changing your opinion about them or just sitting up and paying more attention. And short haircuts have become synonymous with “it girls.” Look at Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, Emma Watson, and even — dare I say it – Miley Cyrus. Maybe don’t look at Anne Hathaway. That was an anomaly. She won an Oscar, yes, but at what cost?

This haircut being the first step in the public changing their opinion of K.Stew or having it steer her towards better movie roles is probably a bit of stretch in itself. But the fact of the matter is it’s gotten us to notice her again and literally see her differently, and it didn’t take a scandal or a break-up or her giving the paparazzi the finger to do it, which is nice for a change. What I definitely do like about this haircut is that it doesn’t seem like Kristen’s trying to be someone she’s not. And that suits her. Next step, make better movies.

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    • Alana Vincenza

      Love the short hair on her, but that color could use some work.

    • Nbl

      She needs to close her damn mouth.

    • guest

      This seems like a snarky website. She is so far above caring what you people think.. She said she is going with shorter hair for Equals and this is just part of that process. May be you people didn’t hear her 6 min. standing ovavaton at Cannes.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Not from America, no, but hand-claps are notoriously bad at crossing the Atlantic.

    • du

      Yawn ,are people still playing the ‘lets be mean to Kristen Stewart ‘ game, move on darling,it gets to be boring when it is done incessantly.

    • du

      Yawn ,are people still playing the ‘lets be mean to Kristen Stewart ‘ game, move on darling,it gets to be boring when it is done incessantly.

    • mich_nicole

      shes trying too hard. and whats with the all seeing eye tat

    • alfie

      i’m considering getting a toupee just like it, color and all.
      but seriously…i love the new look…
      Go Kristen !