Extreme Haircuts: Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus Before the Cut

PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 24: Actress/singer Miley Cyrus speaks onstage during Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for CFN)

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Becca Ritchie Becca Ritchie claims she's from Mystic Falls, but really, she lives in Atlanta where humidity is her greatest foe. She loves comic books, blue nail polish and Jonathan Taylor Thomas circa 1995. She frequents Twitter to dish about CW shows, and when she's not blogging, she reads too many YA and NA books. She's an Amazon Bestselling Author of the Addicted series, a New Adult Romance. Follow her on Twitter @Becca_Ritchie.

Recently, Miley Cyrus debuted her insanely short hair — not even cut off at the shoulders. Not even below the ears. She has chopped it all away, shaved the sides, and added bleach to the mix. Now a platinum blonde, this former Disney star seems to be embracing her inner Tinker Bell. I’m kinda liking the change. But not all hair opinions are created equal. So what do you think?

Her abrupt contact with a pair of shears has me pondering other celebrities who went through extreme haircuts. Who can forget when Emma Watson freed herself from her locks after Harry Potter wrapped production? The transition from long to pixie-cut became a triumphant one for Watson, and for the most part, fans seemed to take kindly to the new style.

Then again, Cryus’ change could certainly become the uh-oh of 2012.

Keri Russell had a tough break after she clipped her stunning curls during season 2 of Felicity, leaving only a couple of inches to desire. Felicity’s ratings declined after Russell’s new boyish hairdo. As a girl with extreme curly hair, I once suffered a tragic haircut in the fifth grade for doing a bob. I can safely say that curly hair is never meant to be short, especially not that short.

So what do you think? Will Cyrus’ bold move have the Watson effect or the Russell effect?

- Becca Ritchie

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