by Alison Zeidman
Despite the protests of some die-hard comics fans, in recent years San Diego Comic-Con has turned into an event for more than strictly comic book-related showcases, events, and panel discussions. The convention has become a choice venue for promoting movies and television shows like Glee and True Blood, and in 2010 Comic-Con was also the hot event for stars to debut their newly chopped hair.
Scarlett Johansson was in attendance for the official announcement of 2012′s The Avengers, in which she’ll be reprising her Iron Man 2 role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. Marvel Comics fans were thrilled to see the full lineup for the movie (also starring Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel Jackson), and fashionistas everywhere flipped for Scarlett’s amazing new haircut!
Scarlett’s sophisticated, sexy new look totally exudes power and confidence—exactly the qualities she needs to be a member of the world’s greatest superhero team. It’s a piece-y long bob, and for the convention Scarlett had it styled into fantastic messy-on-purpose waves. It’s quite possibly the greatest “oh, I wake up looking this fabulous” hairstyle ever created, and an invigorating change from the long bombshell curls (like she wore to this year’s MTV Movie Awards) that we’re used to seeing on her.
Scarlett may have gotten more attention and hair-envy than any other celebrity at San Diego Comic-Con, but she was by no means alone in premiering a big hair change on the convention red carpet. Jena Malone and Emily Browning, two of the stars in the soon-to-hit-theaters Suckerpunch (also starring Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish), showed up with even shorter hair!
Jena’s been experimenting with short hair for a while, but this look was still quite a change for her. The shorter styles we’ve seen on Jena in the past have gotten pretty daring, but at Comic-Con she looked prim and demure. Her new hair is still a little unconventional, but definitely much more tame.
Emily went for a more dramatic change than either Scarlett or Jena, and the result is absolutely stunning. Both the new cut and the new reddish-blonde color are extremely flattering. The style really showcases her lovely doe eyes and gorgeous cheekbones, and the color illuminates her beautifully pale skin.
Scarlett, Jena, and Emily are always beautiful, but now with these new haircuts, they’ve definitely picked up some major style points. Shorter hair suits all three of these girls, and hopefully we’ll see them with these looks again soon!