I never thought about it but a recent October 18th, 2012 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that all of the Disney heroines have been long-haired: most recently Merida in "Brave" with her long curly red hair, Tinker Bell's blonde bun, Snow White's black bob, and Cinderella's simple house-cleaning shoulder-length bob or her going-to-the-ball swept-up-do.
But even Disney knows it is time for short hair.
They went out had hired a celebrity hairdresser to design the short blue hairdo for Tinker Bell's sister "Periwinkle" for the new DVD "Secret of the Wings". All you hairheads with young daughters should go out and buy that DVD to expose you little girl to cute short hair and make the DVD and short-haired "Periwinkle" popular. Take a read and check out the link to the slide show and leave your thoughts in the Comment section below.
Dishing on Disney Hairdos
By Marshall Heyman
Two of Walt Disney's recent animated movie hits featured heroines with fabulous hair.
Both 2010's "Tangled," which offered a twist on the Rapunzel story, and this year's "Brave," featuring the red flowing locks of Princess Merida, grossed more than $200 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. So when it came to designing the character Periwinkle, Tinker Bell's sister in the coming "Secret of the Wings," the studio realized it needed to seriously focus on her hair.
Hairstylist Ken Paves on Disney Hairdos
This time it turned to the celebrity hairdresser Ken Paves, whose clients include Eva Longoria, Megan Fox and David and Victoria Beckham. Mr. Paves, perhaps best known as the singer Jessica Simpson's BFF, worked on the first season of the American "X-Factor" and has designed hairpieces for a Celine Dion tour as well as for Ms. Simpson in the 2005 "Dukes of Hazzard" film.
"But this is probably the greatest thing I've ever done, to give young girls a role model with short hair," Mr. Paves said of Periwinkle's hair, which he described as a "slightly aerodynamic, modern pixie" with a duck's tail at the back.
Peggy Holmes, the film's director, said she hired Mr. Paves because she wanted Periwinkle to be more contemporary and hip. "And we needed a 360-degree look, finessed and tweaked," Ms. Holmes explained. The film, which had a brief theatrical run in Los Angeles last month, will be released on DVD in late October.
To create the style, Mr. Paves dyed several wigs in his bathtub a winter white and then spent six hours in the studio with animators cutting one and pasting hair back on it.
Though Mr. Paves says short hair is particularly popular at the moment—see current photos of Anne Hathaway, Carey Mulligan and Ginnifer Goodwin—so far none of his clients are ready to go Periwinkle. "I showed it to Victoria Beckham," he said, though she didn't bite. "But you know, I'm going to try to get it on someone."