For a more casual take on the pixie, you may wish to opt for some subtle feathering. Natural colors such as browns, blondes, and even grays tend to complement this one. It’s worth considering your face shape here — slim, petite faces are ideal.It’s time to get glam. This rocky look is underpinned by undeniable class. The soft curls along with the metallic dye create a visual masterpiece. The locks have been gently teased to one side yet still left to roam free.
Short, choppy styles like the classic pixie offer you the chance to experiment — fancy getting ultra colorful? Paired with a shaved nape and some creative sheer indents, this style can be set off effortlessly. You’re free to play around a tad with shaved sides pixie cuts. Try powder tones to figure out what works.
Queen of the mods — this ultra-contemporary undercut is polished yet carefree. It’s the tiny details here, such as the indented patterns, that set this one apart from others. Notice the waved back locks here.Every now and then we get an itch for something new. You may well be thinking about redefining your image. This time, why not take things to a whole new level? Never fear — there’s a whole host of daring, intriguing trends that you may want to try for yourself. Ideal for these warmer months, the shaved pixie cut will shake up your style in one swift chop. If you’re ready to take the plunge, you’ve come to the right place.Adding texture to a pixie cut can be particularly challenging, especially when you take much of the length off. If you’re having trouble with this look, try some tousled curls that drop heavily to one side. Elegantly charming.The shaven style lends itself aptly to creative hair art. Choosing to include an ‘out there’ design within the makeup of your hairstyle may seem like a leap, but it’s worth it when it looks as whimsical as this.
Here’s a shaved pixie cut ideal for day-to-day life, whether you’re heading to the office or hitting a bar for some post-work drinks. With one side shaved and the other slicked back into healthy, shiny looking locks, there’s so much to adore about it.And now, for something a little bit different. This flexible chop can be worn two ways – swept back in a sleek quiff or forward in a flattering fringe. Opting for graduated shaving makes this uber feminine.
A shaved sides pixie cut is the epitome of ambiguity. The asexual trend has surged in popularity over the last few years with celebrities such as Cara Delevingne championing it. It’s no great wonder then that so many people are now opting for simple boyish locks such as the variant seen here.
You can work this crop cut with either only one side shaved or a complete undercut. What’s more, blowing the top layer of hair out adds the smooth and glossy effect of our dreams. Face it, you can never go wrong with a simple shaved sides pixie cut like this one.
Creating texture within a shaved pixie style will always be majorly flattering, especially if you happen to have a rather pixie-like stature. The naturally falling strands along with shaved sides make a striking statement.Whilst paneling your color may seem very ‘90s, it’s making a comeback with this new-wave version of the fad. The shaven undercut with detailing sets off the colored top layer; just like a real piece of art.
To dye or not to dye — that is the question? If you’re ready to experiment with your image, coloring your hair brightly will just do the trick. Opting for a half shaved pixie cut — the shaved back of head and unkempt top – offers a punky twist to the ladylike tone.Pixie cuts are on trend, but you definitely have a certain freedom to wear them as suits your personality. The slight moho flick is original and daring. Still, the feathered sides add a level of femininity.Swept-back locks scream femininity and glamor, but you don’t always have to grow super long hair to rock this look. Adding some shaven sections along with a little length on top means that you can work it without the hassle.
Blonde and pastel tones, as well as two-tone looks are in trend, so why not get on board? The juxtaposition between the severe undercut and the softer here creates an interesting dynamic. It’s extreme but, somehow, it works.
There are two separate levels here; the shaved nape with artwork and the sophisticated, tousled ‘updo’. You may think that they are completely opposing themes, yet they work to complement one another, adding a sassy nature to the classic cut.
This maverick take on a classic short women’s hairstyle is determined to turn heads. While keeping certain fullness to the hair, the radical cut will allow you to unleash your inner free spirit. Ideal for both work and play.
Celebs such as Ruby Rose and Miley Cyrus have previously rocked this one. It is not for the faint of heart. This cut portrays a strong and powerful image; hence it suits a lady who is truly in control of her mind and destiny.
Since way back in the early 2000s, pixie hair has become and remained one of the major trends for fashion-forward women. It’s only very recently, though, that the shaved aesthetic has become part of the makeup of this one. Whether you opt for a full-shaved side or just a little indent here and there, there are plenty of ways to make this work for you.
The cardinal rule when it comes to paying homage to the shaved pixie cut is to add a hint of your personal style to it. It’s not merely about lobbing off your locks and leaving them dull and plain. Instead, you can create a sense of fun and freedom with your hair that’s as unique as you are. Go ahead — dare to chop.This take on the classic buzz-cut allows you to unleash your wild side without it being too extreme. Reminiscent of the ‘70s and 80’s punk scene, it takes an edgy, strong lady to pull this one off. Try a shocking white color tone to take it to the next level.
Rockwell explained Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” how her mother reportedly paid a “deprogrammer” $300-a-day to save her from self-described “cult-like” college education.
“I was left a note in my mailbox saying, ‘He may be a she, she may be a he, don’t assume anyone’s gender.’ And I thought, like, `Okay, that’s new.’ And then the last thing we had was the MoHo chop. It’s a ritualistic haircut that people did first semester where everyone would shave their head sort of as an act of rebellion.””I reconnected with my family. I moved home. I asked for forgiveness. I admitted I was wrong. Secondly, I made a lifestyle change. I stopped drinking. I started to believe in God again,” she told Carlson.
The New York City pharmaceutical heiress, now 29, told host Tucker Carlson she was “brainwashed” into believing she was victimized and oppressed. Rockwell said she left the school “sad, anxious, [and] intellectually starving,” adding by the time she graduated she had “completely estranged” herself from her family.
“I arrived at Mount Holyoke bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, so excited to be there in 2011, and as soon as I got there I was told that, you know, I should refer to myself as a first year, not a freshman, because we were at a historically women’s college,” she said.She said her mother, Melinda, talked with a cult specialist who explained she shouldn’t affirm her daughter’s new identity and how she “might not make it out.”
Annabella Rockwell graduated from Mount Holyoke, a $60,000-a-year liberal women’s college in South Hadley, Mass. in 2015, with the viewpoint she was oppressed by a toxic, patriarchal society.
Former Mount Holyoke student Annabella Rockwell says she was taught by the liberal college that she was a victim of patriarchal oppression and underwent ‘deprogramming’ after graduation on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’Winterbottom enjoyed her undercut for a few weeks, before realizing she wanted something more. “I had been thinking about either getting a pixie cut or a bob for a really long time, since junior year in high school at least. And I just said to myself, ‘Stop being a coward, you have nothing holding you back anymore.’ So I told my friends I wanted to do it, and we went back down to Mead’s basement, and we buzzed it all off,” she said.
Taiwo Demola ’22 is a spring-admit who has not yet arrived on campus, but she has already gotten into the spirit of the MoHo Chop, removing her hair extensions and wearing her “naturally short, pixie-length ’fro with confidence.” Demola had not worn her hair short since fourth grade and said she “had definitely been inspired by the amazing women at Mount Holyoke.”
Chloe Hart ’21 said she just wanted to “try something different. And [it was] kind of peer pressure, my hair was in really bad condition, so if there was any time to cut it all off, it was the time.” Like Cohen, Francesca Winterbottom ’22 also spontaneously chopped off her hair in a residence hall. “After Orientation 101, my friends and I all went down to Mead’s Basement and my friend Brenna gave me and a bunch of other people undercuts. It was really fun and hip.” Dramatic haircuts are a staple at many of the Seven Sisters, perhaps because of their reputation as empowering for students, especially LGBT students. At Wellesley, students call their short haircuts the “Wellesley Chop,” and at Smith, the “Smithie Chop.” Like Winterbottom, Mara Kleinberg ’22 was inspired by Orientation 101. “I got the MoHo Chop in my dorm [from] my roommate. I’d been meaning to do it for a while and got it done an hour after Orientation 101,” Kleinberg said. Her neighbor and another hallmate were similarly inspired and all three cut their hair that night. “Several girls watched and we chanted ‘MoHo chop, MoHo chop’ as our hair was cut.” Though Mount Holyoke students of all genders and sexualities get the MoHo Chop, short haircuts hold special significance for lesbian and bisexual students. Somasundari Hannon ’22 cut her hair before arriving at Mount Holyoke. “As a gay woman, my short hair has been both a way for me to bond with other gay women and a way for me to signal to men that I’m absolutely uninterested in them,” she said. She said that her short hair was a comfort, signaling to men, “I am not here for your consumption.”
Many students find their new haircuts to be an empowering connection to Mount Holyoke. Jordan Green ’22 came to college with long extensions and a weave but dreamed of getting a MoHo chop. After losing a grandparent who helped her get to Mount Holyoke, Green said, “I decided to get the MoHo Chop to serve as a physical symbol of the strength and confidence Mount Holyoke instills in its students. Given that, the Mo
Ho chop made me feel like I was finally an adult, that I wasn’t under the authority of my parents anymore and represented my transition to college life at Mount Holyoke.”
With a MoHo chop, Winterbottom found a new confidence in herself. “I definitely feel free,” she said. “It’s so funny because sometimes I forget I don’t have hair, and I see myself in the mirror and I’m like ‘Wow, who is that hot stud? Oh, wait that’s me!’”
For some, the MoHo Chop is a radical assertion of their LGBT identities, and for others it is simply the result of taking one time-consuming shower too many.There is a humorous side to these haircuts, as well. As they are often done in dorm rooms and not salons, and they are relatively unconventional, the results can be less than perfect. Melissa Stewart FP ’19, who currently has long hair, said “[short haircuts] make me look like a poodle,” and Julian Laferrera ’19 described looking like “a 14-year-old Justin Bieber” after their haircut. The snipping of scissors and a pile of hair on a dorm room floor — this is the start of a Mount Holyoke tradition. It’s not one listed on the College’s Wikipedia page, nor is it mentioned on campus tours. And it is certainly not one that every student will participate in. But for many students, the MoHo Chop is as much a part of their Mount Holyoke experience as Mountain Day or M&Cs. Emma Wolff ’21 had perhaps the most dramatic MoHo Chop of all; while on stage at Orientation 101, they had 15 inches of straight blonde hair chopped off. “The MoHo chop was the most empowering and memorable haircut I will ever have!” said Wolff.Rose Cohen ’22 said that one day she was “feeling pretty spontaneous,” so she went to the Buckland bathroom with a friend, armed with a pair of scissors, and snipped off her brown hair. Cohen’s friend then immediately texted Cohen’s parents with a picture of her short hair, which they both “really loved.”
Autostraddle has an entire gallery of delightful-looking humans with short, sassy hair. Alternative lifestyle haircuts, undercuts, fauxhawks, pixies, bobs – whatever shape they come in, there’s no denying that short hair is a craze sweeping campus each year as new students arrive and parents depart.
But what does that mean for hair politics on campus? What does it mean when the main signifier of queer status and availability, as much as we all like to deny and protest and counter it – what does it mean when it all comes down to the length of your hair? What does it mean for femme queer people on campus, when hair length and style is the main calling card of our club?So okay, anon asking about hair politics. It’s a complicated subject, I’m not sure this post actually answered any questions, and I’m sorry. Long story short – it tends to be the case that the shorter the hair you have, the more often you’re read as queer, and that brings up a lot of points about self-image and pop culture and what it means to represent a movement and a people using just the hair on your head, as well as what it means to be left out of a group you identify with based on your overt presentation. Now as a femme queer-person who’s struggled with the whole ‘wow I’m a major gay why do all of my prospies automatically assume I know where to hook up with men on the weekends’ thing for a few years now, I’m coming from a totally-biased background. I acknowledge this, and hope that you’ll bear with me nonetheless. Hair politics are messy and confusing, yeah? I’m messy and confusing, lezbihonest here. But it’s a topic worth discussing, and I’d love to hear more from whoever reads this on the topic. If any of you actually make it to the end of this drivel, you deserve an award.While status might be conferred in spaces on campus based on head-hair length (we’re not going to get into discussing the patriarchy right now but I assure you that’s a part of this whole shebang), what’s the deal with other forms of body hair?alternative lifestyle haircut (n) – A haircut or style that indicates its owner leads a life contrary to that of the conservative or heterosexual world. Also known as “the significant lesbian haircut,” the acquiring of an alternative lifestyle haircut is often seen as a rite of passage into lesbian adulthood, even if it is not maintained after the initial cut. Like a bat mitzvah, but on your head. Examples include: the mohawk, the fauxhawk, the mullet, the sidesweep, and the Tegan and Sara.The infamous ‘MoHo Chop,’ a term used in various forms at women’s colleges across the nation, is the kinda-ritualistic cutting of hair that a firstie/sophomore/anyone ever undergoes to make a sort of… statement, I’d say. Getting a trim here doesn’t always denote a statement about sexuality, but for the purposes of this little diatribe I’m going to be referencing the particular occasions on which this new look IS meant to denote an availability to the interested ladies on campus.
What is queer hair? Why are hair politics on campus such a part of queer culture? Does anyone really want to talk about the perpetuation of masculine power structures through haircuts in queer communities? Is my laundry done yet? Why is the floor in Abbey Buckland always sticky at M+Cs? Am I talking to myself, yelling nonsense into the dark abyss?
But hair in queer spaces is a big thing on this campus, and I’m not one to ignore situations staring me deeply in the eye, shaking their short-shorn locks, and catwalking away.
So subverting dominant hetero paradigms, fucking with the gender binary, displaying your availability to envious queers like a short-haired peacock with way too much time to blow-dry in the mornings – these are all reasons cited by MoHos since time immemorial on why one should submit to the Chop.
Okay so. In keeping with tradition, I’m going to keep this post as down-to-earth and real as I can. I don’t want to target anyone, but I also don’t want to tiptoe around any situations and as always I welcome any and all input regarding this topic if you’d care to share your viewpoints (whatever they may be).
There’s undoubtedly a higher number of women that feel free here on campus to abstain from shaving their legs, pits, and unmentionables. (Sisters, siblings, rock on with your bad selves.) What does the reclamation of body hair in this campus community mean as a statement, as a movement? Is it really all because it’s just cheaper not to have to buy razors? I really want to have a round-table discussion with you all about this. It’s important and not talked about enough and a little bit controversial. Is anyone planning a hair-related Taboo Dialogue? Hit me up.
So what’s up with queer hierarchy and hairstyles, am I right? Queer people reading this on campus currently or as past students, have you ever felt pressure to conform to this kind-of-unified style in order to feel represented within the queer community? I’m opening this up as much for knowledge as I am for a dialogue about these topics. I personally succumbed to the undercut-bug last semester in a fit of rashness while #processing some lady-emotions, but have any of you ever caved and gotten a haircut you were maybe not-too-pleased with just to feel like you had more of a presence in queer spaces on campus?Philosophy, as an academic field, tends to be extremely homogeneous. The majority of material covered in academic philosophy comes from a “canon” of western philosophers such as Plato, Socrates and Nietzsche.Since 1917, the MHN has been reporting on every student’s favorite opportunity to skip class and enjoy the beautiful fall New England weather — Mountain Day. From climbing, to sleeping in, chanting, singing, apple-picking, drinking and relaxing, the Mount Holyoke News has always been quick to cover the much-favored campus tradition.Warm. Kind. Funny. Aloof. Deceptive. Racist. In her three-year tenure as acting president of Mount Holyoke, a myriad of descriptors have been thrown at Sonya Stephens. She is alternatively depicted as a kindhearted academic striving for diversity and a closed-off fundraiser known among students for her perceived insensitivity. The Board of Trustees appointed her to the presidency with “unanimous enthusiasm” but her inauguration was sparsely attended, with fewer than 50 students present.It’s no secret that midterms are a stressful time for college students. According to the American Psychological Association, 61 percent of all college students seeking mental health services on campuses do so in order to treat anxiety.
A big box of vibrators and dildos. A group of students crammed inside the tiny space. Anxiety and excitement gripping everyone’s mind as Yana Tallon-Hicks prepared to address the room on Thursday.
Sophie Vincent ’22 holds a sign reading “Mount Holyoke doesn’t teach me the histories of acts of violence committed against ethnic minorities outside the U.S.A.” Representatives from six student organizations organized a photo campaign at Blanchard Community Center called “Mount Holyoke Doesn’t Teach Me” on Nov. 1. The goal of the campaign was to promote the representation of people of color — and many other marginalized identities — in liberal arts education. Students were provided a dry-erase board and a marker to respond to the prompt “Mount Holyoke Doesn’t Teach Me.” I remember the first time I heard the words “Mount Holyoke College.” I was nine. Or maybe eight. I was in the living room — I remember this because that was against my mother’s usual rules.Any mention of the name Sonya Stephens is sure to stir up a heated conversation. In student Facebook groups, memes and jokes criticizing her presidency abound. And in real life, she had a sparsely attended inauguration, where the few audience members were predominantly guests from other colleges. While Stephens’ personal conduct plays a major role in this controversy, the College and indeed the nation at large is experiencing a cultural upheaval. Mount Holyoke has become a microcosm for major debates involving the diversity of race, politics and gender.
On Tuesday, voters across the country flocked to the polls to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Highly anticipated and politically divisive, these midterms have seen historically high voter turnout.
Originally located in the Art Building media room, Mount Holyoke’s Makerspace was created to encourage interdisciplinary learning and foster creativity on campus.Mount Holyoke’s first chief diversity officer Kijua Sanders-McMurtry began her work with diversity at an early age. Raised in Pasadena, California, her parents were activists who belonged to an organization that was in part responsible for the founding of Kwanzaa. “I really feel like my parents being in this very radical organization, [that was] honestly misogynistic in the way it treated women, made me really question and interrogate […] differences, culture and diversity,” she said.
Mount Holyoke’s first chess club meeting in 22 years took place on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Linh Nguyen ’21, Austen Borg ’20 and Annegail Moreland ’20 are co-founders of the new Mount Holyoke chess club (MHCC), which was created due to several students’ collective interest. The meeting, which took place in Blanchard Hall’s Great Room, focused on the goals and vision for the club.People have been telling spooky stories for centuries, and Mount Holyoke students are no exception. From the famous Wilder ghost, who is said to live in a now-indefinitely locked room in Wilder Hall, to the lesser-known story of a mental asylum in Torrey Hall, tales of campus hauntings abound. In addition to these repeated stories, students report paranormal experiences, often in their dorm rooms.
It is often said that journalism is the rough draft of history and nowhere is this more apparent than on a college campus. Institutional memory is naturally short and information is held in the memories of students who are only on campus for four years before leaving forever. But what remains at the College forever is the Mount Holyoke News.
MoRomance is back and better than ever! For our first date of the semester, we sent sophomore Quinn* and junior Maxine* to the newly-renovated Blanchard Great Room for a puzzle-making activity sponsored by the Makerspace.We at MoRomance are all about burying the hatchet, so when we got the opportunity to set up Emily*, a hilarious and thoughtful Mount Holyoke junior with Sylvia*, a fun and flirty junior from Smith, we jumped at the opportunity! Hoping they could put school rivalry aside in the spirit of romance, we sent the pair to the Gettell Amphitheater for a movie night. The two met at the Blanchard bus stop and here’s what happened…Over the weekend, Black Mount Holyoke alumnae from across the country and around the world returned to campus to participate in the Alumnae Association’s 15th triennial Black Alumnae Conference. This conference was of special importance this year, as it coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Association for Pan-African Unity (APAU), formerly the Afro-American Society, and of the founding of the Betty Shabazz Cultural Center. It was also the first-ever Black Alumnae Conference live-streamed internationally to countries in Africa and the Caribbean, as well as in the U.S.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 that states “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
So what’s holding us back? In my experience over the years, it’s the auto-pilot responses to “how are you doing?” Too often we say very quickly back “Good, and you?” “I’m fine, you?” “OK, you?” And the response back to that is usually another “good,” “fine” or “OK.”
I believe this is exactly what Samia Suluhu Hassan ( Madame President) did, she broke through the cultural barriers, went against the norm, and did what no Tanzanian woman has ever done before.
Whether you’re going on vacation sometime soon or have close access to the ocean, hopefully you’re planning to spend some time in the ocean this summer. Why do we feel calmer just by the sight of it? How and why does it make us feel better? Let’s dive into it! (No pun intended)Sasik’s pieces are like a fragment of Zanzibar’s heart, coming from the heart of an African mother. Every time I leave the Sasik shop and wave goodbye to the ladies, smiling at me from behind their fine handwork, I feel somehow more of a woman, more of a human, with a loving disposition towards the world.
Woman’s empowerment has come a very long way since the days when the thought of a woman being the president of Tanzania was thought not only impossible but completely crazy!!!
The beautiful embroidered creations of this collective of women, vibrant and soft at the same time, are as attractive as delicacies on a magical candy shop’s shelves. The feminine, harmonious, loving energy in the air is as comforting as a mother’s embrace.
It is one of my greatest hopes that come 2025, she will actually run to be voted as the president and continue to break the barriers and make a difference as she already has and does in small and big ways.
We should learn to say things like, “I’m not doing that well.” Or even, “To be honest, I’m not OK.” Opening up and willing to expand on the emotions will only do positive things for us. They are the embodiment of strength a beaming light of ambition and resilience in a world built by and for men they have taken their rightful place leading with grace and power. Then there’s the situation which I find to be even worse: feeling used. Feeling as though that’s all they wanted you for and then being left to deal with the after math. People are so hard to read, especially if they want to be. Imagine how it feels to be so into someone, to really believe that they like you back and then never hear from them again once you have sex. Imagine what that does to someone’s self esteem; Their feeling of self worth. Not only is it hurtful but it makes them questions themselves and the way other people value them. They deserve better than that. You deserve better than that. Every person deserves better than that.