You had an iPod, but it quickly became obsolete. Without hesitation you upgraded to the iPod Touch which promised to have more gadgetry and "what nots" and guess what? It still had an iPod inside too. But wait a minute! Stop the presses! You had to go out and be the first to grab the highly anticipated, much speculated, high priced iPhone, that not only was a phone but also had an iPod, Google Maps, weather, a camera, a compass ...it was practically a PC in the palm of your hand (or a Mac). Be still your heart.
However, Apple refused to stop there. Building on the momentum that people like to have the latest "whatever it is", they maximized their profits by "updating" the iPhone every 6 months or so and even adding the iPad to the mix (which no human can live without now).
What does the above outline of a very successful Apple marketing campaign strategy have to do with hair? It serves to point out that if we strive to keep up with trends we are sure to be left in the dust. It is a fruitless pursuit.
We are slaves to fashion, slaves to technology, but the buck needs to stop when it comes to following celebrities who switch trends like we change under garments.
Take the new trend of chopping off long tresses for "a fresh new doo". Miley and Ann Hathaway lead the way? Beyonce followed for at least 24 hours (before throwing the weave back in) and the latest Diva to jump on the cropped coif band wagon is none other than the girl on fire, Alicia.
As stated before, if the public tried to follow every new celebrity "new thing" we would all be broke, not mention we would all be pretty funny looking.
But this "new" look is actually pretty hot! Alicia Keys has managed to look effortless, sexy, trendy and young all at the same time. She has put all the other Divas to shame in the short hair game. And unlike pop culture's never ending quest to get the "latest" Apple product (that really is a passing fad by the time you open the box). This look just may hang around (for a little while).
This is not to suggest that we should follow the lead of so called celebrities. However, if you are seeking a change or new look (and happen to be as hot as Alicia Keys) set yourself on fire and do the big chop!