Normally known for her long silky-straight hair in a simple razor cut, Paris Hilton recently
appeared with shorn locks. Her new short hairstyle is cut to chin-length and is layered only at the ends with a slightly choppy texture.
While the cut is well-executed and the length is not too-short for Miss Hiltonís face, the haircut is only flattering in specific
situations Ė depending on the way the hair is styled.
Looking at these photos from September 8 2007, we see Paris Hilton wearing her new cut with minimal
styling. She has opted to pull her hair back with a thin headband with jeweled accents. This leaves the hair mostly straight with
the choppy ends. The hair around the face is pulled tightly away from the face at angled lines.
The result of this is that the sharp angles of the hairstyle exaggerate the angles of Miss
Hiltonís face Ė particularly her pointed chin and long, sharp nose. Although it is a very casual look, this look is not very
flattering and certainly not one many people will want to emulate.
The difference a style makes can be easily seen in the photos from the next day, September 9,
2007. Here we see Paris Hilton and her new short haircut styled in a much softer look. The large wavy curls are perfect to balance Miss
Hiltonís features. The hair was most likely rolled with hot rollers or Velcro rollers and a diffused hair dryer to set some soft
wave an add volume.
If the sharp angles in the photos above hardened the angles of Miss Hiltonís face, these soft
curls and curved lines are the perfect balance. The silhouette of this style draws attention back from the nose and chin to provide
the balance and serves to flatter Miss Hiltonís features rather than exaggerate them.
The resulting style is sophisticated and elegant, as well as being very romantic. It is
reminiscent of the soft-styles of 1950's Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield.
In the photos of Paris Hilton about two weeks later (at an AMFAR benefit) we see yet another
way to style her new cut. This sleek, smoothly-styled hairdo creates clean line, but instead of the straight angled lines in the
first set of photos, here we see clean curves. The forward locks of hair on the sides are tucked behind the ears and the remaining
hair is styled into long sweeping curves.
The overall silhouette is rounded and provides an alternate means of balancing Miss Hiltonís
angled features. The low-swept bangs accentuate the eyes and the long curves of the sides soften the sharp angles of Miss Hiltonís
The resulting look is sleek and chic, perfect for a night on the town at the trendiest party spots.
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