It was only last week that Miley Cyrus ousted herself as a traitor to the pixie. But rather than switch things up with a Beyob, she’s come up with a solution that’s actually pretty – deep breath – stylish. Yep, we went there. Because of all the many things about Miley’s VMAs performance to have you questioning your faith in humanity, and all the many, many things we hope no member of humanity ever imitates ever, there was something we liked.
Two things, actually – the tiny double hair knots sitting atop her closely-shaven head. Sure, it’s not like she pioneered the look. Miley’s already been compared to Jim Carrey alongside Gwen Stefani, and you don’t have to be a shameless Spice Girls fiend to see a little vintage Mel B. in there. But considering fashion is currently one big #TBT to 1995 (and dependent on cyclical trends in general) you can hardly call the girl a copycat. Just don’t call this hairstyle ‘The Miley’.
If club does pan out to be the new punk, hair nubbins will go swell with a pair of Adidas Gazelles and faux Northern English accent. Scroll down for a photographic ode to hair nubbins.
Miley Cyrus at the MTV VMAs 2013
Quintessintial ’90s Gwen.
And still making it happen in 2008.
Björk was perhaps the style’s pop culture pioneer, wearing it exactly 20 years ago in her video for Big Time Sensuality.
And made it look very sensual at other times too.
Australian model and modern club kid Anja Konstantinova is a long-time fan of raver hair (via her Instagram).
Not just for people with pixie cuts. See a totally Tumblrized version here.
Rita Ora’s Instagram
Hayley Williams of Paramore, via Sugarscape.
Chlöe Sevingny as Gitsie in Party Monster.
Even Jane Aldrige of Sea of Shoes did it!
What do you think? Is Miley bringing this look back or destroying any of its lingering appeal?