According to the Wall Street Journal, Emma Watson and Justin Bieber has the hottest haircuts of 2011, with the Harry Potter actress beating out Jennifer Aniston as The Wall Street Journal's pick for most influential haircuts of the year.
Watson's Pixie: 'Most Liberating Thing Ever'
For the second time this year, users are are searching for Emma Watson's chich pixie cut more than twice as often than they look for Aniston's shoulder-length hairstyle, once a fashion staple. It's a trend that's reflected the The Journal's rundown of 2011's fashion highlights, with Emma Watson hailed as a trendsetter despite the odds against shorter styles.
Short hair hasn't been trendy since the '90s, The Journal reports, yet hairstylists are being inundated with requests for pixie cuts.
Emma Watson, who starred in the eight Harry Potter movies as best friend Hermione Granger, wasn't allowed to cut her hair differently for over a decade of filming. After the seires wrapped, she called her new pixie cut the most liberating thing ever, and her ability to rock the androgynous look has teen girls and college-aged women running to the hairstylist.
Beiber Joins Watson For 'Most Influential Haircut'
But the British bombshell wasn't the only one to nab the award for 2011's most influential haircut. Teen sensation Justin Bieber also had fans running to the hair salon demanding the Bieber swish, his signature shaggy bowl cut.
Unfortunately for Beliebers, Justin Bieber is no longer sporting the iconic style, having swapped his signature haircut earlier this year for a shorter, spikier and more mature trim.
Jennifer Aniston: 'Extension Ruined My Hair'
As for Jennifer Aniston, whose blunt-cut bob and shoulder-length hairstyle got rave reviews before Watson's pixie overshadowed it, the actress is just fine with having a hairstyle that not everyone wants to have.
Famous for the Rachel cut in the '90s, which the Friends actress called hideous, Aniston is happy to sacrifice being fashion forward for her hair's health, revealing that the reason she cut her locks was because extensions were ruining her hair.
My real hair was getting thinned out again from all the extensions. It was starting to look fake,she told The Huffington Post.
Aniston's stylist Chris McMillan, meanwhile, told Allure shortly after the dramatic cut that short hair like Aniston's bob and Watson's pixie were definitely on their way back.
It's a sexy look, McMillan said. [And] there are so many long, layered hairstyles.
Full List of Wall Street Journal's Top 10 Fashion Moments
To see The Wall Street Journal's full list of 2011 in fashion, from the Biggest Runway Flop to the Fashion Event of the Year, check out their full list here.