Hermione of Harry Potter series Emma Watson and heart throb teen pop singer Justin Bieber have erned the honor of owning the most influential haircuts of 2011. American newspaper The Wall Street Journal named Emma’s pixie crop and Justin’s swish fringe the most requested styles of the year.
The two looks have garnered a great deal of interest both in salons and on the internet. "Hairstylists are being inundated with requests,” the publication reported. “The enthusiasm plays out online, where the fastest-rising searches for celebrity haircuts on Google are for Ms. Watson and Mr. Bieber."
The paper noted that the two hair styles were surprisingly similar despite being for different genders. They praised Emma for bringing back the short style.
"This is more of a change for women - for whom short hair hasn't been trendy since the 90s - than for men, who may justifiably feel sheepish about asking for the cut," it reports. The 21-year-old actress famously chopped off her long brunette locks after she wrapped filming on the eighth and final Harry Potter movie last year. Emma said at the time that going for the chop was incredibly liberating. "The stylist just grabbed the back of my hair and took a whole ponytail of hair out. It felt amazing. I love it," she told Entertainment Weekly.
"I've wanted to do this since I was about 16, so as soon as I had the chance I was like, 'Right. This is it.'"
Bieber, 17, shocked many of his mostly teenage female fans when he debuted a cropped cut that made the cover of trade publication The Hollywood Reporter in February. He had previously sported side-swept bangs that framed his face.
See them in different haircut: