Let's Talk About Haircuts: The Princess Cut

 The Princess Cut

When it comes to hairstyles, there are countless options to choose from. From trendy bobs to classic pixies, the world of haircuts offers something for everyone. However, there is one particular style that stands out for its regal allure and timeless beauty - the princess haircut, also known as the hime cut.

Originating in Japan, the princess haircut has a rich history and is deeply rooted in the country's cultural heritage. The term "hime" translates to "princess" in Japanese, and this elegant hairstyle lives up to its royal name. It is characterized by long, straight locks that are cut in layers around the ears and forehead, creating a frame for the face.

The roots of the princess cut can be traced back to the Heian period, which spanned from 794 to 1185 in Japan. During this era, a significant event called the binsogi ceremony marked the coming-of-age for young women. As part of this ceremony, the women would have their hair cut to the level of their ears as a symbol of their maturity. This tradition gave birth to the princess cut.

What defines the princess cut is the layers around the ears and forehead creating a delicate and refined look, accentuating the natural features of the face. The long, straight hair further adds to the overall regal appeal, evoking a sense of sophistication.

What makes the princess cut particularly appealing is its versatility. While it is traditionally associated with long hair, it can be adapted to different lengths and hair textures. Whether you have sleek, straight locks or curly waves, the princess cut can be customized to suit your individual style and preferences. Regular maintenance and styling are also crucial to keeping the haircut looking polished and flawless.

If you're considering embracing your inner princess, the hime cut is definitely worth exploring. Its historical significance, cultural roots, and timeless elegance make it a captivating choice for those seeking a hairstyle that exudes grace and sophistication.

I always love to give a haircut a lil twist, so adding a pop of color to the princess cut and its sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression. 

The Princess Cut

MODEL | Natalie Hewitt (Cloudy Thoughts) 
CUT | The Princess Cut aka Hime Cut 
Two-Tone Hair color in Pearl Tone 
Hair Artist + Photographer: Leticia Llesmin

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