How do you like your Momusus? Welcome to the Morning Musume edition of Short Hair vs Long Hair!
Winner: Long Hair. That’s sort of a no brainer, right? Kaori was known for her long, gorgeous hair. I can understand if she felt like a change, but her post-graduation haircut was so drastic, she became nearly unrecognizable. Not to mention, it just wasn’t flattering on her.
Winner: Short Hair. Nacchi is so cute with short hair! Somehow, it makes her look even younger. Also, her hair seems to be pretty fine, so it looks a little ratty when it’s grown out too long.
Winner: Short Hair. I’ve seen many Japanese girls try the short blond hair thing, and it looks absolutely terrible on all of them… except for Mari. To be able to pull off that kind of hair is a gift that should not be wasted! Also, she’s such a tiny cute person, her hair should match!
Winner: Long Hair. Multiple pictures, because Rika’s had a lot of hair variety over the years. Well, it’s not that she doesn’t have the bone structure to pull off short hair, but for her “sex kitten next door” personality, I really think the long hair works better. And as for the 2nd short hair picture… remember how I said I’d seen many Japanese girls try the short blond hair thing and it looked absolutely terrible? Yeah. Case in point.
Winner: Short Hair. Yossie is another girl with fine hair, and fine hair doesn’t look the best grown out long. But more than that, a short, edgy cut just fits her personality better. Mind you, I said short and edgy, not short and poodley.
Winner: Long Hair. Honestly, she looks lovely either way, and I admit that the short hair makes her look more mature and leader-like, but Ai-chan’s long hair is just so pretty! Also, she probably looks best with her hair in a ponytail, and you can’t do that with short hair.
See? Adorable right?
Winner: Long Hair. I love Risa, but I hate her new haircut. There. I said it. I HATE HER NEW HAIRCUT!!! It makes her look frumpy and mom-ish, and worse, her merchandise sales took a sharp dive from the day she got that haircut. The fans don’t like it either, and anything that hurts my beloved Gaki-san’s popularity within the group is my enemy.
Winner: Short-ish Hair. Allow me to explain. When Eri first cut her hair short (circa. 2005) it was too short and slicked down to her head, Almost masculine (3rd picture), but the way she has it cut now (2nd picture) is just perfect.
Winner: Short Hair with Bangs. Mittsi’s strong jawline is well suited to short hair, but she needs her bangs. It looks like maybe, just maybe, she’s starting to not pull them back so much, so I’m hopeful.
And that’s it! What do you think? Let me know if you agree or disagree with my picks in the comments.